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Do You Say Anything When Someone's Too Close at the ATM?

Do You Say Anything When Someone's Too Close at the ATM?

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dani17731 dani17731 8 years
Yeah I would, but I haven't had to. But once when I was in line at the dollar store, a guy literally had his face right on my shoulder. My dad was with me and I didn't want him to pound the guy, so I just turned around and said "can you back up?" He just looked at me but moved back. I think it's a matter of where you're from that you get an idea of personal space. Outside of America I've heard that people stand really close, so I can't really say the guy was rude, but maybe he just didn't realize that we don't stand that close here.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i have in the past. i think that it's just a matter of personal space and security and you shouldn't feel awkward about it.
xMiss-Worldx xMiss-Worldx 8 years
It had never actually happened to me that I had to say something but I did complain loudly once because one lady decided to cut the line @ the ATM machine and stand right next to me so I'd allow her in.. I simply said "excuse me, the line starts THERE", gave her my back, stood really close to the ATM (my sister was next to me so she helped me cover, hehe) and I finished my transaction and left.
pinkprincess1101 pinkprincess1101 8 years
No never has happened. I cannot stand when people stand so close at the store when you are swiping your card, I usually give a nasty look and that normally works.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
Usually the people here are really, really respectful and always stand a good distance away from the person withdrawing, even if the line is long. There was once a woman who was standing way too close, as in breathing down my neck, but she wasn't doing it on purpose, she was just an obnoxious human being to begin with. I kind of turned and looked her pointedly but she didn't get the hint so I said "Do you mind?"
dikke-kus dikke-kus 8 years
One time my husband walked away from an ATM. He didnt like the look of the street or some of the people in line there.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
No, I've never had someone stand too close. However, if I'm suspicious of anybody, I would leave. I would not bother to use the ATM, or stick around an ATM with my ATM card (in case the person holds me up and forces me to withdraw money).
tarabara1229 tarabara1229 8 years
This hasn't happened to me either, though I'd definitely say something. And I once saw someone steal a woman's purse and run off while she was leaving an ATM, and ever since then, I always get out my pepper spray whenever I go (about once a month or so).
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I've never had this actually happen to me, actually. Every time I use a walk-up ATM, I'm the only one there. If someone were standing behind me in line too closely, I would definitely say something though. I have actually had to say something to people who are in line behind me at the store where you have to type your PIN on the keyboard...I usually politely ask if the person could step back a little for my financial privacy. That usually works.
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