Three of my cats, all varying shades of 'skittish', all swarm the bathroom when I'm trying to have some alone time. Larry will meow and meow until I open the door, then crawl all over my feet purring and rolling over and demanding attention, while outside the bathroom he tends to be a very timid cat. His sister refuses to allow a closed door, which I do understand, even though she doesn't really want my attention as much as her brother does. But the weirdest one is the Calico, who hates me. Well, I know she doesn't hate me, but she doesn't particularly like me at all, and is usually very standoffish. She will actually hop up on my lap and stay there. I almost hate to make her move, she never seems to like me unless I'm stuck somewhere or asleep (I fell asleep on the couch once and was surprised to find her curled up on my back when I woke up. I went back to sleep rather than move her, it was just too cute.)
What gives? I know this isn't a unique situation, tons of cats seem to love 'extended sit down time' more than any other to spend with their people. Is there some kind of reason for this, or is it just the obvious, "well, you don't seem to be going anywhere." I even have a work desk where I spend plenty of time, but never to they seem to want my attention as much as when I just want the door closed.