reply to post by razor1000
I just glanced over the last FEW pages and I understand your frustration here, but perhaps I can offer another view. Just judging from the responses
of most people, they personally haven't experienced what you were explaining
but were intrigued none-the-less, and felt like they just... HAD
to... say.. something!!! I know about this all-too-well, being 6'3" since I was in high-school and people always commenting "uhhh.. you're like
really tall".. I mean, that really adds no new information to anyone, and just gets frustrating as hell to take in good stride..
BUT! as for people who stare..
I have at least noticed
them since I was about 15 (when I was also going through a bit of a "punk rock phase", so the spikes and crazy hair
mighta had something to do with it haha..) but over the last few years i think that it has become much more apparent and, while i would not consider
myself paranoid in most areas, i have gotten a bit unnerved when people will be in a conversation on the street, but somehow have the impulse to look
up and lock eyes with me for the duration of me walking by..
again, yes i am very tall, i tend to wear long coats and a Russian hat for the sake of warmth, and my only logical explanation is their fear that i'm
some mad rapist hobo, but i digress..
It almost always seems to happen when I'm in a more natural place like a park or in the small town that i live in, but I honestly can't entirely buy
"coincidence" and "paranoia" as being the sole explanations here. The human awareness system picks-up more signals than our conscious mind cares
to acknowledge and i think that there may some deeper levels at work here (though obviously i'm not rich with explanations haha)
HOWEVER, I would also like to ask about the opposite phenomenon: I notice that when I'M walking around a city or even driving, i often look at the
faces of just about everyone
who i notice.. this is hardly even a conscious thing, but stems from a people-watching hobby that I've had since
childhood haha. but what i notice, is that no one seems to do the same..? like they were living their life looking through a funnel and everything
else has been deemed negligible..
but i dunno.. sorry the not-so-articulate response, but I wanted you to know that someone
is actually interested in discussing the
rather than the way you present it..