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Old 18.10.2011, 11:40
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Did anybody ever tell you, that you look like Ghadaffi?
no, it must be just the picture.

Now, rumors have it.....- Ghadaffi may be hidden in Venezuela, protected by Chavez..... Go figure....
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Old 18.10.2011, 12:47
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You wanted to say..... "When in Rome,...." do like the Romans do... right?
It's almost like you got the joke.
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Old 18.10.2011, 14:44
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It's almost like you got the joke.
Yes, I am particularly slow in that respect.

Or have no sense of humor ?

Ok, do the Romans if you like..... Pull out the gun and shot them.

I am with the other guy who suggested to be polite and smile.

I am constantly stopped on the streets and asked why am I smiling despite the rain.....?

My point is.... you want people to act friendly and respectful toward you..... Do the same toward them. It might work.

Cheers.
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Old 18.10.2011, 16:02
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Re: No common sense? (personal space awareness issue)

Definitely not like Ghadaffi, Luis is cute.
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Old 18.10.2011, 16:13
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Definitely not like Ghadaffi, Luis is cute.
Oh Nil.... I am a fool for compliment....

Meet me in the side walk and you will see how short is my personal space.....

(In an friendly way, ..... of course)
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Old 18.10.2011, 16:17
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Ghadaffi is cute.
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Old 18.10.2011, 16:17
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Oh Nil.... I am a fool for compliment....

Meet me in the side walk and you will see how short is my personal space.....

(In an friendly way, ..... of course)


Slowly walk away, keeping my eyes on him...
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Slowly walk away, keeping my eyes on him...
This remind me that threat on Why German men don’t flirt

and the song example/explanation offered by Jordan Baker

Wir sind Helden - Aurélie.....

Pretty Funny
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Re: No common sense? (personal space awareness issue)

I find this beyond irritating as well. My husband and I noticed this a few months after we moved here. We have put in place a system of "straight walking." At first I felt bad not moving out of the way, but after being "straight walked" by an 80-year old grandmother, I said enough is enough. I try to practice "straight walking" as much as possible. It's a bit like a game of walking chicken. To be honest, though this phenomenon still drives me crazy.
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Old 12.11.2011, 13:09
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I find this beyond irritating as well. My husband and I noticed this a few months after we moved here. We have put in place a system of "straight walking." At first I felt bad not moving out of the way, but after being "straight walked" by an 80-year old grandmother, I said enough is enough. I try to practice "straight walking" as much as possible. It's a bit like a game of walking chicken. To be honest, though this phenomenon still drives me crazy.
Here in Oxford it seems like it is getting more and more like this, and not with little ol' 80 year olds.

Young people, uni students, professors and uni Dons, patented eccentrics, and the man and wo(man) in the street.

Really a lack of personal space awareness, and an acute phenom. in stores too.

Even more acute when an IPhone, BlackBerry, or mobile phone is being perpetually addressed.
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Old 12.11.2011, 15:46
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Absolutely. Especially at places like train platforms or sidewalks, they put their fight face on and off goes the game of Swiss chicken! (Who will move?)

In some cases, it is just a different sense of space, but in others they are not moving. (I once did an experiment in which I decided to keep my trajectory at the Lausanne train station and took out three people, who moved into my space while I was walking. Kinda fun.)

Yeah, I'm not a big fan of these "challenging" behaviors. But it is an interesting point for a cultural anthropologists. Is is frustration, an exaggerated sense of self-entitlement, something else I don't understand?
i think it has to do with 'exaggerated sense of self-entitlement'

its also true that it doesnt happen in other crowded places (like Nil's Istanbul for ex)

though, the thing in Istanbul is, it could turn into a fist fight easily if people bump shoulders, so its avoided. what happens here if you bump shoulders?

finally, i feel that there is a pecking order about who moves to the side, and the parameters involved are race, size, gender, and dress style
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i think it has to do with 'exaggerated sense of self-entitlement'
Certainly seems that way.
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though, the thing in Istanbul is, it could turn into a fist fight easily if people bump shoulders, so its avoided.
think how polite they'd be if they all had guns.
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think how polite they'd be if they all had guns.
i find an honest punch to the jaw more polite than a nasty swear word, but its only me
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think how polite they'd be if they all had guns.
Well, many do have guns so I would'nt want to test to find who does and who doesn't have one.

Here in spain people are also avoiding to bump into others. And when it does happen, they apologize.
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Here in spain people are also avoiding to bump into others. And when it does happen, they apologize.
Here in Asia people will apologize to you when you bump into them. It's so much fun, I could do it all day long!

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I find this beyond irritating as well. My husband and I noticed this a few months after we moved here. We have put in place a system of "straight walking." At first I felt bad not moving out of the way, but after being "straight walked" by an 80-year old grandmother, I said enough is enough. I try to practice "straight walking" as much as possible. It's a bit like a game of walking chicken. To be honest, though this phenomenon still drives me crazy.
I find the same space goes for driving a car, how many times on the Autobahn I've had to slam on the brakes to keep the cars from clippng my front fender when they come back in front of me. I was taught to wait till yousee the car in the mirror before coming over in front of them. And as for the 120 on the Autobahn's forget it. I hate it when people come into my space. Even my apartment parking spot for me, I find cars from the bussiness across the street aways parked in my place. I try to walk the straight line and look the other way and they still hit me. Strange
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