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My mother's neighbor is a busybody who, for apparently the fifty-plus years he's been alive (and been married for most of it) lacks serious social skills. He thinks it's appropriate to ask someone, me, whom he hasn't seen in over five years whether I'm getting married and "why I'm not following in my brothers' footsteps?" Club

Of course this is the same dillhole who had speed-control devices put up and down my mom's street and the adjacent streets back when he was too lazy to keep his damn kids and dogs out of the street, and I always want to tell him off about that and ask him when the hell he's not going to petition to have them removed but you know.

I just hate this guy! My mom says "he was just making conversation", but in what universe is a question like that "normal conversation"?

How do you single folks deal with questions like that? Honestly I don't get a lot of questions like that probably because I'm not terribly talkative to most people.
Well, this seems obvious; he's over 50 and doesn't give a damn about being appropriate. You shouldn't be bothered about it, shrug it off and move on.

I would respond to that question by smiling and saying "Well, I don't know... life! I guess."

(03-10-2015, 01:54 AM)Morse Code Wrote: [ -> ]Honestly I don't get a lot of questions like that probably because I'm not terribly talkative to most people.

No, you never get questions like that because only people like that ask those kinds of questions. If you decide to become more talkative and meet socially skilled people, you won't have to answer ridiculous questions. Smile
"I haven't met the right person yet and I don't want to make the wrong decision."

Or a snappier response if you're in the mood.
Next time he asks you when you're getting married, just ask him when he's going to become old enough to stay in the house. That may shut him up for a bit.
(03-10-2015, 03:39 AM)Tealeaf Wrote: [ -> ]"I haven't met the right person yet and I don't want to make the wrong decision."

Or a snappier response if you're in the mood.

I'm afraid I'm not as polite as that to busybodies, and I tend to have a smart mouth. Smile

I would probably add to the first one '...I don't want to make the wrong decision like your wife apparently did.'

Or 'When will get married? About the same time you start minding your own business.'

I'm not saying you should answer like this, but I can't stand people who think you owe them an explanation for everything you do, or don't do.
"BECAUSE THE KING OF THE POTATO PEOPLE WON'T LET ME!"

should shut him up Big Grin
(03-10-2015, 03:39 AM)Tealeaf Wrote: [ -> ]"I haven't met the right person yet and I don't want to make the wrong decision."

Or a snappier response if you're in the mood.

I'd prefer this approach myself aswell.
(03-10-2015, 09:48 PM)Frostburn Wrote: [ -> ]
(03-10-2015, 03:39 AM)Tealeaf Wrote: [ -> ]"I haven't met the right person yet and I don't want to make the wrong decision."

Or a snappier response if you're in the mood.

I'd prefer this approach myself aswell.

I like this response and will bear it in mind if someone asks me this question again.
(03-10-2015, 01:54 AM)Morse Code Wrote: [ -> ].....and "why I'm not following in my brothers' footsteps?"

Answer.. Because I don't have a dick ...Toungue
"Marriage is just a legal binding document"
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