So I was just sitting at a two person table on campus with my backpack on the table, looking at my phone, when a guy just sits in the seat across from me. Doesn’t look at me. Doesn’t ask if it’s okay. Just sits there. Then when I looked up and slid my bag closer to me (because I felt rude for taking up the whole table?!??), he handed me his phone charger and said, “Can you…?” And gestures towards a plug next to me. So I was like, “Oh, sure” and he plugged his phone in and turned music on with headphones in but like, had his hand over the screen as if blocking my view. I just sat there for a few more seconds bewildered, then got up and went into my empty classroom down the hall. What. The. Fuck.
Why was I so compliant? Why didn’t I tell him he was being a presumptuous jerk? Why do people think they can just do things like that??? Even though I’m in a public space, I demand some personal space, man! UGH.