I've got into some trouble in the past for inadvertently staring at people in public. I certainly don't intend to annoy the people I'm looking at and usually don't even realize that I'm staring until the people involved start getting jumpy because of me.
Nevertheless, I find it outrageous that they think they ought to be able to control the position of my eyeballs. I suspect such people are overly self-conscious, which is why they have such a problem with me glancing at them.
As I said, I would never stare at a person with the intention of annoying them and stop staring as soon as I become conscious that I'm doing so. However, my act of glancing repeatedly at unusual sights or occurrences ("staring") is part of my nature when I'm feeling bored. Who is right here and is there anything I can do about this?