For nearly over 20 years I have been responsible for myself. I have got my own jobs, I have travelled around the world by myself. I have moved to new cities and countries where I don't know anyone and started all over again.
In this time I have built my own social networks, friendships, life. Across the other side of the world from my family I have cared for myself when sick and shivering with fever. I have made my own dashes to ER when required.
I am a grown woman with more than sufficient intelligence and physical capabilities to survive.
So why did he insist upon staring over my shoulder and moving into help UNASKED when I was putting together a simple piece of machinery? Why did I even have a second of guilt (swiftly quashed let me say) after telling him that I did not need help and that I was perfectly capable of doing it by myself?
Perhaps I should take comfort that I kept the voice in my head from screaming out loud 'PISS OFF!' ????