Actually it quite bothers me how people seem like zombies in public and do whatever it takes to avoid eye contact and a little smile, of course excluding the creepers that stare you out. It costs nothing to smile at each other and it actually feels good when you smile at somebody for the sake of it and they return it.
I tell myself their undercover police officers and I should just keep my cool. Or I'm like gosh i didn't know I was that sexy. Lol Joking i get insecure and try and figure out what on me is worth stealing..
Depends who staring, if its some creepy guy then i hate it and i feel uncomfortable. If its a child, i'll just smile and not be bothered. If its a fit guy ill get paranoid then hes staring cause im ugly if im feeling happy this will make me happier and i'll give him a little smile. If its just your average joe i dont really care, i guess they're just looking cause they're curious or i remind them of someone?
I rarely get stared at in public. Its only really happens when some guy is giving me evils in a pub. If that happens I look away and back a couple of times to make sure he is staring at me and then give him my most aggressive stare right into his eyes for a good few seconds. I then start thinking about what I am going to do if he kicks off.
The only other time is with babies and then I pull a funny face when their parents aren't looking and see if they laugh or cry.
Not that it happens to me, often. But just look them in the eye and do the thumbs up. Until they look away. Failing that, break into dance and hope people catch on. Could end in a Spur of the moment flash mob