Do you know about the throat-clearing thing? I didn't, for a long time. I did it at work all the time, because I have to clear my throat all the time. They were always so angry at me, but for a long time I didn't connect it with throat-clearing. WTF?
I can't stand this. It makes me so frustrated, because I either do it, or choke to death. Even coughing along with it, to show that I really do need to, makes them turn around and look at me like they hate me. Yet they have no problem coughing in your face as you pass them.
Hypervigilant creeps. This place is like a horror movie. Like The Omen, where the person is driving, and different people stare at him, making eye contact they hold for too long, from across the street, too far away to be natural, with satanic looks, or The Devil's Advocate - they turn into monsters for a second, until you look back and they're "normal" again.
Oh, and, have you noticed that, if you ever call them on something, it's all turned around like you did something bad. They get all polite with that shark-tooth smiley face. I also can't stand the closed mouth default face "smile" they do, where they pull their bottom lip up over their bottom teeth and pull up the corners of their mouth. It looks like they have a mouthful of something and got caught. This is the way pigs smile. Also, the way people with no teeth smile. Gerning. Also, the girls think it's cute to talk with their mouth full.
And they don't trust you. This makes me want to cry. I can't stand that, because I am an honest and trustworthy person and it's cost me a lot in my life, but I always felt it was worth it. I am a slightly older woman, girl, whatever, I dress well, I look nice...But they always think I'm going to cheat them or take something or try to get away with something or I'm lying, or trying to get extra drugs at the pharmacy or pull something somewhere GOOD CHRIST it never stops.