I had an Angry Black Woman moment today and it was all because this woman decided to continuously invade my personal space. This is a PSA for anyone who likes to invade personal space--Don't Do It!
I was at my least favorite store in need of some printing paper. I stood in the 20 Items or Less line. Well two women decided to get in the line behind me. Cool but they decided to stand a little too closely. I was ok because I just decided to move to the side of the buggy instead of behind the buggy. I place my items on the counter and the cashier rung me up. I pull out my wallet to pay for my items and get my change back. This woman is almost on top of me as I try to put my money in my wallet so there is no hope of me being able to put my items back in my buggy. I finally went off. I looked at her and loudly said, "Get out of my personal space, please!" She decided to respond and I honestly can't tell you what she said but it had something to do with her being in the store of rollback prices. I looked at her like whisky, tango, foxtrot and repeated myself. She continued talking and as she talked I realized there is never an explanation for a stranger in my personal space. I got louder and told her, "Don't talk to me!" I walked away. I thought about as I walked away b/c I know she would have said I was wrong if I had hit her. I mean of course me hitting her would have been a mistake b/c she was so close to me and my arms are just so long. ;)
With all this being said, if you don't know a person don't stand in their personal space. And if you and I aren't intimate don't stand in my personal space.