I don't really understand why people see a need to close talk. Do they think I can't hear them? Or maybe what they are telling me is a secret? I deserve something really juicy when someone moves into my space, but it rarely ever turns out that way. Usually, it's some boring rambling that I don't care about. I don't know if their stories are long or if they just seem to take forever.
Once the close talker has me backed into the corner it's a tough situation to get out of. Combating the close talker is difficult.
Faking a cough or sneeze might work. Or if you can get a word in edgewise try to mention you are getting over a stomach virus.
Leave advice or experiences you have had relating to the dreaded "close talkers" in the comments.