Here’s something that’s been bothering me for a while now. I regularly go to Sainsbury’s near work for bits and pieces at lunchtimes. A few weeks ago a particular man was asked to take me round. He was OK, knew where most things were and the shopping was done easily enough. However, since then, he’s seen me a few times on my way in and rushed to take me round. I think it probably gives him a break from the trolleys which is his usual job.
Problem is, he keeps trying to take my hand instead of letting me take his arm. He often pats my shoulder or back. He also remembers what I’ve previously bought and asks me if I want it again. He also tries to hold the chip and pin machine when I use it.
He’s perfectly harmless I’m sure, but he’s too much in my face and makes me feel uncomfortable. I’m almost at the point of wanting to avoid going there when he’s working. I’ve even gone round to the far entrance, away from the car park and most of the trolleys in the hopes that he won’t see me go in.
So what do I do? I really don’t know how to address it with him and I’m reluctant to say something to a manager because I know he means no harm.
Am I over reacting?