Inevitably, you will enter into conversation with someone who is nosy and has no qualms about asking the most inappropriate questions. Before I was engaged/married I was constantly asked "When are you getting married?" or "Why aren't you engaged yet?" It was such an odd question! So here are some responses per Miss Emily Post herself, that can stop nosy conversationalists in their tracks.
When are you going to have children?
-"That's a pretty big decision, I'd rather not talk about right now"
How old are you?
-"34 and holding"
-"Old enough to know better"
Have you been sick?
-"Actually I feel great"
-"Why do you ask, do I look tired?"
How much did you pay for that?
-"Only what it's worth"
-"Wouldn't you like to know!"
Here are a few stock answers that will work for a variety of nosy questions:
" Why do you ask", "What does that have to do with anything?", "Sorry, I just prefer not to discuss such things"
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