Golly - what an original, uncomfortable individual! Almost brought me out into a 'rash of mistrust' (loved that phrase!)
Fiona, that was a fine exploration of boundaries, and the inability to recognize and respect them. I think you have written a practical definition of mental illness here. I liked the way the story gradually gained momentum, and then collapsed meekly at the end. You used a number of interesting descriptive phrases, as well. Good theme, fine writing.
This was a unique story. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
There are so many quotable phrases here that I'm not even going to make an attempt at my favorite. This is an excellent story and a very smooth read.