How can I tell people without being rude to not talk to me if they see me in public? I have them on Facebook they all know it is hard for me to be out and I don’t want to talk to people while out. They still stop and talk to me. I do some times say ‘I have to go.’. Then I just walk away. But there are some that I don’t have the heart to be rude to. My anxiety prevents it because they are such nice kind people. I just stand there trying to look as normal as possible and answer questions in one word. It is not hard by any stretch of the imagination to visually see I am uncomfortable and highly anxious. I do not understand why they keep talking to me. What do they when they ask ‘How are you doing’ I say fine and try to leave, but some reply ‘Well your not fine, but that is okay’. Great they know I am horribly ill, but then why keep talking when I am open about it bothering me but I can’t say anything at the time. They even like my posts and comment on them about this subject.