No, you don’t have a magic force field around you, protecting you from nosy people who butt-in to your personal space. But that’s precisely why you have us!. Here’s how do deal with a couple of “space invaders” - courtesy of Real Simple magazine.
- You catch a dinner guest poking through your bedroom or your medicine cabinet. Even the nosiest person will be embarrassed getting caught in the act. so give them an out. Say, “You must need something. Can I help you?” Then they can say they were looking for an aspirin or a mirror, or some other common item. Then as they follow you to find the item, gently close the door. They’ll be too embarrassed to snoop again.
- The perfect stranger who pats your pregnant belly in public. Heidi Murkoff is the author of the book What to Expect When You’re Expecting. And she says if it annoys you, a playful, “No touching please – the baby’s sleeping!” can discourage them. Or you can make a statement without saying a word. Cross your arms over your belly, or – if you’re daring - rub the person right back! Patting someone else’s potbelly will surely make them think twice before reaching for a pregnant belly again.