Where’s your boyfriend? When are you getting married? YOUR RESPONSES REQUESTED August 31, 2008Posted by Onely in As If!, Dating, Food for Thought.
Tags: pee-filled puppy, rudeness, The Question, when are you getting married?
Copious Readership, how would YOU have responded to these rude questions?
“So when are YOU getting married?” I got this question from a woman I had met five minutes earlier, after she heard that our mutual friend was engaged. This was mere weeks after I’d experienced a devastating, mind-blowing breakup. So I told her, “I just had a terrible breakup” and turned to the bartender for a drink. Next time (and you just know there will be next times!) I want to respond to the question “When are you getting married?” with ”When are you getting a Pomeranian?”
A week later, at a pub concert with the same engaged friend, a mere nodding acquaintance of ours heard her good news, then turned to me and said, “And where’s your boyfriend?” (he never knew my ex, never knew I had an ex, barely knew I existed outside of the band’s world). I can’t remember what I said (possibly I had the very un-Onely response of whimpering like a pee-filled puppy). I *wish* I had said, “At home with his wife and six kids.”
So I can’t wait until the next time someone asks me one of The Questions!
We’re soliciting response suggestions! What have you got? Anyone??? This is really important, guys! = )