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I had a boss who had no idea of his body odour problem, and everybody was too tactful to break it to him. Not so a visiting Rev Ian Paisley: "What the blazes is that smell? Is it you?" That sorted it. Stories of people blissfully unaware of their bad smells, bad manners and foghorn voices.

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(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 13:31)
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I used to know a guy who, although quite a nice chap...
...had no sense of personal space.

Chatting to him at a party once, I found myself backing away as he stood closer and closer to me. Once I reached the wall I was trapped; he actually stood so close to me I didn't have room to drink from the glass I was holding. It amazed me at the time (and it still does now) how little people pay attention to stuff around them O_o
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 18:15, 7 replies)
Yeah there was a guy at my old local like this.
Lovely guy, but would chase people slowly 'round the room.

The trick was to simply not talk to him.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 18:17, closed)
He knew what he was doing.
He just wanted you to cuddle him.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 19:43, closed)
Was he Welsh?
It's to do with their language being incomprehensible at anything over 4 inches, something about needing to feel all the spit.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 20:12, closed)
It's how the language is passed on, you see.
We don't learn it, it's absorbed through the saliva.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 11:30, closed)
I worked at a place where one bloke would do that
but I suspected he was trying to dominate the conversation by putting me out of my comfort zone by way of invading my personal space...
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 20:42, closed)
I too knew someone who did this
After 2 years of knowing him I pulled him up on it and it turned out he was partially deaf, he didn't like admitting it so he would lean in uncomfortably close when you were talking to him so he could hear, then subconsciously decided if he couldn't hear you from further away then that must be how close he needed to be to be audible when he replied.
(, Thu 29 Nov 2012, 21:31, closed)
Someone I know is pretty deaf. He's not trying to make you uncomfortable when he leans in - he's just trying to hear what you're saying.
(, Fri 30 Nov 2012, 2:23, closed)

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