SO I just went to my son’s piano lesson. I usually sit in the car or something but this time we brought his friend who has violin lesson at the same time so they sorta had a playdate too. Anyway, I waited in the hallway and all kinds of people passed by watching me knit. Little kids were in awe (“what’s that mummy?”) some women asked “socks or mittens?” and a few folks just ignored me.
But then this very short round woman came up to me smiling. She watched for a minute then she came over and stood right next me, looking over my shoulder. Then she started touching the yarn and then she picked up another project I had in my bag on the table next to me. She was commenting the whole time how beautiful, how hard this must be blah blah blah and toucing my stuff. Now she had a really strong accent and I missed some of what she said. I think maybe she was from Isreal (I know there is a kid from Isreal at this school, sometimes I see her with her grandfather. This was probably her grnadmother). So she was really sweet, a nice round happy grandma and all BUT SHE WAS TOUCHING MY STUFF!!! I was so tense that even afer she left and I was relaxe a little, I got from my chair to go and my but hurt from tensing. :shock:
So does this happen to anyone else? THe standing too close, the touching, the feeling like you are public property? Now I’m usually an outgoing person and I would consider myself a little touchy feely even but touching my yarn is a whole nother level of some kind of social disease I got. Discuss.