At work I have my cubicle covered in rat pictures & figurines. Everybody can clearly see that I am a pocket pet fan. People constantly come up to me to inform me that they have pet snake and then stare at me to see how I will respond. I personally think this is rude because I can only assume they are trying to make me upset. I politely explain that I respect all living creatures and hope they treat everybody (including their pet's food) humanely and with respect. Although I personally choose not to have a pet snake, I respect everybody's choice. Am I taking this too personally assuming they are trying to upset me?