This is a question that I am not very frequently asked, but it is a bit flummoxing.
THe situation: Person is holding or passing a baby and gushing over it (their baby or someone else's), then thye turn to you and go "isn't he the cutest thing! Doesn't he make YOU want one of your own?!"
My response tends to be along the lines of "Well he sure IS cute" and TRY to leave it at that,
rather than the rather more truthful
"Well he IS cute, and if I were a person who wanted kids, maybe..."
or the much more truthfull,
"Cute, maybe, but I still prefer a cat"
and the REALLY truthfull,
""Cute?yes. Want one myself? HECK (not the word I would have chosen) NO!"
I find this question kind of annoying, because it runs the risk of someone being forced to lie about their own perosnal preferences for themself or being 'rude'.
Anyone else have this problem?