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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Please please please stop touching me

Posted By on Tue, Apr 30, 2019 at 1:10 PM

I know you don't mean any harm by it and it's just your way of being friendly, but it makes me and a bunch of other people we work with really uncomfortable. You don't need to run your hand across my shoulders or waist when you first come in for the day, you don't need to grab my wrist to get my attention, and you don't need to give my arm a squeeze when you leave. I know it's probably a cultural thing and I've been called a racist for bringing it up, but I don't like people being in my personal space or having people other than close family or friends touch me. I've had bad, BAD experiences in the past and given all the talk about unwanted touching and consent and so on over the past couple years I would've figured it would be common knowledge that randomly touching people and getting in their space is a huge no-no. Please just stop.
—Is it so weird to not want people touching you?

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