You know those awkward moments when you turn a corner and there you stand, face-to-face with another being. You do a little dance, make a little awkwardness, get outta the way.
Does anyone else always feel like they are always the one expected to get out of the way? I've been paying more attention to this lately because it happens at my office at least twice for every time I get out of my seat.
Why, just the other day, I had to literally walk backwards for more than a few steps because someone was coming towards me in a narrow space. For whatever reason they expected me to move. Never you mind that if they had stopped in their tracks when they first saw me, I could have made it to my destination without consequence. I can't quite figure the logic behind that one. "Well, she's coming towards me and I'm coming towards her. Instead of both of us stepping to the side slightly or me just pausing for two seconds, I will make her walk backwards for ten steps - that would be the easiest and most amusing option for me."
Clearly, I know that was not the thought process, but what could it possibly be?
I've tried to stand more firm recently. And I really have come to the painful conclusion that people apply the same philosophy in-person as they do in cars, "I'm bigger. You get out of my way." Is there some defacto law that states that the bigger person always has the right-of-way?
Be kind to us shorties. We are human too.