30+ single women- I need help!
February 2, 2010 12:25 PM Subscribe
How did you deal with nosey people?
posted by xm to Grab Bag (59 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
31 yr old single woman here. Sick of hearing people tease me, ask me point-blank about getting married (whether I am married, whether I have a boyfriend, whether I will be getting married in the near future etc etc). I used to think that people of certain cultures were nosey but I have enough data to believe otherwise. I need the answer to be applicable to any person irrespective of gender, race or citizenship. I also want to be able to answer it irrespective of whether the question was asked in a personal or a professional setting.
Personally, people who know me think twice about asking me anything because I can be very blunt and "rude". But practically, the result I want to achieve is one where the person realizes that s/he has made a mistake for asking a personal question in public (for eg, asking a woman her age in a social setting or asking a man his salary!), I get the same satisfaction out of it and everyone's attention is directed towards this person to hear what they have to say about it.
I am sure every woman has experienced this at some point. What was your strategy/response that made these people never bug you again?
Also, I don't want to laugh it off or dismiss it causally. I need a solid hard-to-forget response.