More a rant than a dilemma but this is so irritating. Our school isn't the best design in the world, like many schools, which means corridors are narrow and staircases busy at lesson changeover. As such, it's really hard not to touch students - in the sense that you may put your arm out to steer a few of them around you or to prevent one knocking you over. There really seems to be an increase in the number of students who will yell and scream as if you are indecently assaulting them - and half the time it's them touching you (if you see what I mean!) I know it sounds like absolutely nothing but does anyone have any stock phrases that sound calm, professional and, I suppose, cutting!