I have two acquaintances that I find myself occasionally obligated to be around due to our similar responsibilities at our church. These two acquaintances have known each other for three or four years and are good friends. I do not know either of them well.
It seems that each time I find myself with the two of them, a personal and private discussion breaks out, and they try to invite me to be a part of it. For example, they discussed in detail their husbands’ vasectomies. I was shocked into silence and kept trying to change the subject.
Another time, it was a detailed discussion of how they plan to teach their kids about the birds and the bees. That time, I was more prepared, and I told them I had to get going.
Now, maybe I’m an overly private prude, but those are things I would probably only discuss with my husband, not with friends. Even if they feel comfortable with one another, why bring it up when I’m there?
Is there a polite way to say TMI? Or “hearing about your husband’s surgery on his testicles is grossing me out?” 1013-10
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