Close talkers

I once had this soccer coach who was a ridiculous close talker. He would honestly get an inch away from your face. Because I was 13 at the time and he was around 19, I was NOT very comfortable with this and did not know how to react to it. I mean really, who is all that comfortable with close talkers?

Anyway, there was this one game in particular where the close talking got out of hand. I think I was having an off game and he was giving me a pep talk on the bench. With every sentence he’d get closer and closer and I’d slide back along the bench. He’d get close, I’d move back, he’d get close, I’d move back… etc. etc. etc.

Then all of a sudden I fell backwards off the bench. I fell off the bench because I ran out of bench to slide on.

The dude ‘close talked’ me off the bench. What’s that all about?

Honestly, if you are talking to someone and they continuously back away, you would think that eventually you’d stop moving in…no?

Anyway, because I was too young to find it funny I was really embarrassed. Now I think it’s awesome.


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