We all have days, hours, or moments when we just don’t want to bothered. By anyone. This is not an indication of how we feel about someone, merely an indication that we want to be left alone for a while. In point of fact this bodes well for those being asked or told to back off. We’re sure to feel better about ourselves and the others in it once we have had time to think over what we need to think over or to have some time away from the noise and distractions of frantic and perpetually moving world. It’s quite satisfying to say “back off!” occasionally. It reminds us that we are the ones in control of our lives and that we do have the choice to make choices, a necessary part of maintain our sense of self-worth. Actually saying back off or words to that effect reminds other people of the same thing and may even help them be able to create their own momentary space as well. Not that that would be what you were thinking about at the time, but a nice justification afterword, if you feel the need of one. No one can be with or around others all the time, time with solitude of some kind is necessary to remind us of our individuality, whether we go away somewhere or create our solitude in a crowd. Aren’t there times when you feel like telling everyone to back off?