I broke out my gold hoop at work the other day during the afternoon break. (Yes, I'm employed again - yay!) I was in the parking lot, in a spot I thought was somewhat less exposed to the general public, spinning along blissfully and not really caring what the co-workers in the smoking group nearby thought.
Next thing I know, a car full of people came up and stopped in front of me. While the back right side passenger filmed me on a cell phone, the guy in the front passenger side started giving me directions. He seemed especially fascinated with my neck hooping, which kind of creeped me out. I couldn't help but wonder what he was seeing that made him keep saying, "Put it on your neck! Work that head."
At one point he asked me if I was doing it for the company where I work - I guess he meant as an attention-getting device, like those folks who stand outside a store in costume or something. I told him no, I was just taking a break from work. He was stunned: "That's how you take a break?" I told him yes, but break time was just about over, then I walked away. I enjoyed my hoop break, but I really didn't anticipate a car of random people cutting in on it.
Have any of you run into this situation, where some total stranger starts telling you what to do in the hoop? Did it feel awkward or flattering to you?