I certainly felt that way when Beth and I were out today. We had to go to the store to buy some new bus tickets. While standing in line for the people in front of us to purchase all their lotto tickets, we were stared at, glanced at, and smiled at. Very few smiles though.
Beth wanted to buy some new CD's so we went into a local department store and as we were walking through the front doors, the people coming out stared at Beth. Then the employees were watching her. I've developed the habit of watching peoples eyes as they walk past. Might not be a good habit to have, considering.
I don't think they're trying to be rude. I think they are just curious. But I almost wish they would say Hi or stop and ask her name or... something. Anything. Anything but the constant stares. EVERYONE looks.
Do I look? When I see a person with a handicap, do I glance at them? Do other moms watch me when I watch their children? Maybe. I'm just curious about what your life is like. I'm sorry, I'm not wanting to be rude. Maybe I should learn to say Hi....