I'd hazard a guess that he has some sort of social delay/disability - not that it makes it easier to deal with, but the way he sounds he probably doesn't know another way t be.
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23-05-2012 21:26 #21
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23-05-2012 21:27 #22
I have a similar problem, not with my crossing man, but with the ninjas that stand outside the shopping centre, asking for donations and to talk to me for a few minutes about this very important issue, bla bla. I hate being rude to them, but every damn time I leave the shops... I just try my best to look like a scary, angry, feral mum now. It dissuades most of them.
23-05-2012 21:38 #23
Poor guy.. ALOT of what you say about sounds like he could possibly have Aspergers or similar.. If that's the case he probably truly doesn't realise you don't want to talk etc etc. People with Aspergers have problems reading body language and social norms like we all do. Sounds like he is comfortable with you, and the rest is history :-)
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23-05-2012 21:47 #24
23-05-2012 21:48 #25
Maybe speak to the principal about it, mention that he's nice but maybe he needs someone to speak to him about harassing the parents?
23-05-2012 22:29 #26
OP, if the Ipod alone doesn't work, in case he doesn't notice it (or recognise what the weird white thing in your ears is ) You may have to go the extra step and sing really loud. Really, really loud.
Or hand him a slip of paper every day with different messages. "I've recently taken a vow of silence. God bless you." or "They're watching us, it's not safe to talk."
24-05-2012 07:07 #27
I get your frustration, but is there any change you think he might be a little lonely and talking to the parents at pick up and drop off is the majority of the company he gets?
I mean its hard to know someones background but it sounds to me like he might be a bit lonely.
If you want to avoid him then find another meet point to get into the school/collect the kids. Make up some story about a new regular appointment thats after soon so you can't stay and chat anymore but will still say hi. Or just walk past, but personally I think thats a bit rude seeing he's obviously being nice. Or just tell him straight you don't want idle chit chat.
I think complaining about him is a bit excessive and not needed.
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I'm pretty straightforward to people. So I'd just tell him "I'm sorry, I dont mean to be rude but I'm more interested in getting my kids across the road safely than having a conversation"
If he interrupts you, a favorite of mine is "I'm sorry, did the middle of my sentence interrupt the start of yours?"
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24-05-2012 08:45 #30
On the way out I waved and *for the first time* started talking first with "Sorry can't chat,very very busy today!" and left asap. Again, he started talking to me anyway but I repeated and kept walking.
To answer a question, yes I'm the only one he talks to. He'll only say quick greetings to others if they're in front of or behind me, I am certainly the only one I've ever noticed him chatting to.
Also, if he did have a disability, how could I manage that? I have a great amount of patience for the disabled as two of my siblings are, but most days it honestly feels like harrassment when he follows me to keep talking at me.
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