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How to Escape a Close Talker

Watch more Mortifying Moments videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to escape a close talker with these distancing tips and tricks so you can regain your personal space. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Lean into them Lean towards them. That's right: get even closer to their face. It sounds counterintuitive, but you'll break through their miniscule personal space wall, forcing them to take a step back. Step 2: Fake a sneeze Open your mouth and flare your nostrils as though a big ol' sneeze is about to spray thousands of snot particles all over their face. Step 3: Inquire about their breath Ask them if they just ate garlic. Unless they have no sense of shame, they'll immediately open up the distance between you. Tip They might even be so embarrassed by the implication of bad breath that they'll leave altogether. Step 4: Spray them While they're talking, collect some saliva in your mouth so that when it's your turn to talk, you hit them with a little spittle. Step 5: Tell them you're claustrophobic Ask them to take a step back, explaining that you're pathologically claustrophobic. In fact, if you don't get some space, you might vomit. If that doesn't make them take a step back, nothing will. Did You Know? Actor Judge Reinhold played "Aaron the Close Talker" in a 1994 Seinfeld episode.
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