If there is one thing I hate, and I mean hate more than anything – it’s people staring at me. Yesterday I was sitting in a restaurant in Marina with a couple of friends (one female) and these two idiots sat staring at us for the entire duration of their 45 minute meal. They barely said a word to each other – all they did was sit staring.
The restaurant was pretty empty, and they were sat directly across the room under an obtrusively bright light – it was a very uncomfortable feeling. I started to get seriously irritated.
A number of times I stared right back into their eyes until they flinched and looked away. I thought that would solve the problem, but to my shock – like a pack of apes ogling at a banana – they were back staring shortly thereafter. I must admit, by that time, I was ready to go over for a confrontation but thankfully they paid their check and left.
I have observed this behavior many times, and its most noticeable when you are part of ‘the seated crowd.’ Take a look at all the heads and eyes when a new person or ‘group’ enters the vicinity. All heads, in unison, will begin their stare down.
If people acted like this in any other part of the World – they would get bashed senseless. I have no idea why it’s so prevalent in our region…..From Kuwait to Beirut – people just love to stare.
p.s. I am a male, I was referring to us – rather than me personally!