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How should you deal with a stranger staring at you?

While I was waiting for my turn at the nail shop, another customer kept staring at me. At first I thought it was a coincidence or that she was looking elsewhere. But then, when I stood up and to the opposite side of the room I felt her eyes follow me. When I was sitting in the nail chair, I glanced over at her a few times and she was looking at me. It made me feel extremely uncomfortable. I wasn't dressed inappropiately -- just jeans and a t-shirt.

Asked By: Never Was - 3/7/2008
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People stare for a variety of reasons, and you can usually tell why by body language, etc... More
Answered By: ceb7369 - 3/7/2008
Additional Answers (21)
don't care about her is she old? old people do that
Answered By: Shaggy - 3/7/2008
 
Jess, forget about it!
Answered By: Wildman - 3/7/2008
 
What a weirdo, just stare back at her until she feels uncomfortable
Answered By: Sarcastic Sid - 3/7/2008
 
Do your own business, do not stare at her. so you will not know what is looking.
Answered By: nalla_suhrth - 3/7/2008
 
You can do one of two things. 1) Ignore her. 2) Turn and stare right back at her. Don't break eye contact until she looks away first from uneasiness. good luck!
Answered By: SmileyyStar - 3/7/2008
 
Just ask her is she sees something on you that you need to know about because you noticed that she keeps staring at you. Bet she won't stare anymore.
Answered By: Jack Sprat - 3/7/2008
 
I get that quite often, but mostly when I'm out with my husband. I think it's because we are different races which people aren't used to seeing together. I just ignore it myself. Anyways, in your case that was inappropriate, but there isn't anything you can do apart from stare back or ignore it. If you're feeling bold... More
Answered By: Ginny Jin - 3/7/2008
 
ignore her
Answered By: Kezia - 3/7/2008
 
Some people haven't any manners. Do what I do. Stare back and don't blink or waiver. Eventually they look away. You could also ask if there is something wrong as you keep staring. Sometimes I go up to the person and tell them I admire their hair color or I like their haircut where did they get it done and by who.
Answered By: odlymoldy - 3/7/2008
 
you might just look alot like someone she knows and she was just trying to figure out if you are that person or not-don't worry too much about it
Answered By: mistshevious - 3/7/2008
 
Maybe s/he are fascinated with some of your features... More
Answered By: Puddy S - 3/7/2008
 
Don't look at them anymore.
Answered By: nikita - 3/7/2008
 
glare back! glare back! or just shout across the room: "what the **** are you staring at, ???"
Answered By: Echo 4-19 - 3/8/2008
 
When similar situations have occured I simply walk right up to the stranger and say "Do I have a massive booger hanging out of my nose or is there another reason you can't keep your eyes off me?" In most cases they immediately stop staring as they weren't expecting anyone to confront them about it...
Answered By: Diane the Succubus - 3/8/2008
 
If someone is staring at you just tell yourself "this person has serious issues, whatever!" Then start thinking of all the stuff you have to get done that day to get your mind off of this dumb person that obviously does not have a life or manners.
Answered By: CigarMan - 3/8/2008
 
it's not you- it's her! try to forget about it- there are just some wierdos out there, that's how it is and always will be!
Answered By: Kay89 - 3/8/2008
 
I'd probably stare back until it became uncomfortable, then i'd look away but i'd be thinking about eye gouging the f*cker.
Answered By: Daniel A - 3/8/2008
 
If ever a stranger stares at me, I do this... More
Answered By: Emmie - 3/8/2008
 
Ignore her. She is trying to intimidate you.
Answered By: Nikki™ - 3/8/2008
 
I was taught not to stare when I was a child but when I was about 10-12, the death of Selena was very recent and they sold shirts with her picture. Well when I would see someone with a Selena shirt, I would look at them for a while and when they became rarer and with kids, I got a little worse. I would get the first... More
Answered By: Jaguar - 3/8/2008
 
Don't care about her Don't look at her forget about her
Answered By: Arnie fesd - 3/10/2008
 
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