I just had an incident with a touchy-feely person, the same one in this post:http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=127342.0
I actually got through that weekend fairly OK, given all the time spent together.
Yesterday, at a gym class, we had been working very hard training for an event and then we had to leave the area because of an emergency situation involving another class in the same area. So, we were all a little stressed out from the work-out and the emergency. Friend grabs my arm and I lost it, pulling away and saying, "Friend! Please!"
She seemed to get it - maybe this has happened before (?) and said she was sorry. I said, it's OK, I've never said anything, how would you know? And then said stuff like today has been very stressful and I am sorry I exploded.
In the locker room, I apologized again for exploding, saying I really shouldn't let things boil up inside of me. We seemed to have left on good terms but I'll bet things are not the same between us.
It had been getting to the point that I was already in a bad mood when I got to the gym, knowing that she'd be perky and I knew I couldn't equal that mood and then I would have to "cheer up." I hate having to do this for yet another person - I already get that at home with my DD with autism. I can't be in a bad mood, it rubs off on her. With friend, if I'm in a bad mood, she wants to fix it and grab my hand or something. Argh!
So, should I just see what happens (tomorrow) or is there more I can do to salvage the situation? I know I should have said something when I was in a rational state of mind but just never got to it. I have never had to deal with such a touchy-feely person so much.