Anyone have any tips for making busybody telepaths leave you alone? There’s a bookstore that I like (super cheap books! 1$ books!! It’s amazing) but the owner is vaguely psychic and is sooooo over the top with it, it makes me not wanna go in there. He will pick up random thoughts and then ask in a very pointed way about them. Like I was thinking about a town I had worked in, and he (clearly VERY proud of himself for this one) decided to ask me “if I live in (name of town I was thinking about)”. Or like he’ll come up and “casually” mention something random he hears and wait for a reaction. The bookstore doesn’t get many customers (gee, I wonder why? Lmao) so it’s not like I can go in there and not interact with him. Tips for keeping nosy telepaths out of your head?
Straight up playing ignorant and being like “oh I have no idea what you’re talking about” has not worked on this dude lol, I’ve tried that. I just wanna peruse the shop’s wares without having to worry about him snooping.
And no there was nothing on my person that would “clue him in” or whatever. Dude is reading minds. He’s clearly not great at it since it seems like he will go off of a word or two, but it’s annoying me.