I really dislike trying to cook if anyone else is in the kitchen.

I feel like the other person(s) are just constantly in my way, standing in front of whatever I'm trying to get to, and blocking me in.

Is this normal?

I'm sure it is due somewhat to my own personality -- I have definitely noticed this tendency in myself in other areas.

And it's probably made worse by the kitchen layout. There is a large island in the middle which is great for additional counter space, but it basically turns the surrounding area into a one-lane oval track, with very little room to get around someone.

Am I crazy?

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    I don't think this question is within the scope of this site. Commented Jul 7 at 4:42
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    This is a question for Interpersonal Skills - it’s not on-topic here.
    – Sneftel
    Commented Jul 7 at 8:19
  • I’m voting to close this question because it’s not about cooking in the sense of this community. It is about a personal perception (could be phrased in another context just the same) and inherently opinion-based.
    – Stephie
    Commented Jul 7 at 9:49
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    @Tinkeringbell obviously the phrase "am I crazy" is being used idiomatically to mean "are my wishes so far outside of the social norm that I should give in" and not "am I clinically insane". Interpersonal skills is the perfect place to ask that questions.
    – Zak
    Commented Jul 8 at 12:38
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    @Zak I moderate that site, and I can tell you questions like 'is this normal' and 'am I crazy' are most definitely not on-topic there. They are listed specifically in the help center as off-topic for the site, because they are opinion-based. Besides that, adding your own interpretation of what you think a question means, instead of just taking what is actually written down, onto a post, adds another layer of 'opinion-based' that makes a question even less suitable for any SE site. Precise language matters, as does taking a question at face value, IPS has several meta posts on that. Commented Jul 8 at 12:47


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