I have mentioned before how much I cherish my space. When circumstances permit, I also cherish the space surrounding my space. In crowded situations, I have no choice but to accept people in the space surrounding my space. I have trouble accepting people invading the space, surrounding my space, when I am not in a crowded situation.
I am on an almost-empty bus. I am enjoying my space and the space surrounding my space. Another person gets on while I am enjoying my space and the space surrounding my space. This person can sit in any of the 47 million empty seats on the bus. These empty seats are not near the space surrounding my space. Instead, this person invades the space, surrounding my space, by choosing to sit next to me!
The same thing happens in the library. Often there are lots of empty places, but people will choose to sit next to me, or near me.
Why does this happen? Are these people energy vampires who need the suck the energy from a hermit? Do I unconsciously project, “I’m lonely. Please sit next to me.”? Or is it just a coincidence. It happens too often to be a coincidence.
The people who invade the space surrounding my space are only doing their jobs. They work for MGLM (Make Gary’s Life Miserable). I must send a letter to MGLM commending them on their great work.