Etiquette School is in session! > "So kind of you to take an interest."

Is this the polite equivalent of "None of your beeswax!"?

(1/4) > >>

Trillias:
I ask because a rather nosey woman in my office only just found out about my breakup of over 6 weeks ago, and she's apparently bugging everyone she can think of for the details. So far, people seem to be blowing her off, but it's only a matter of time before I run into her, and she asks me directly.

EvilTrillias wants to burst into tears and question why she would bring up such a painful and personal subject.

NiceTrillias wants to come up with an answer that makes it clear she's NOT entitled to any information whatsoever.

artk2002:
That's exactly what it is, although this phrase is more directed at unsolicited advice.  For your situation, something like "that's a very personal question, I prefer not to answer it" would be right.

WildChild@Heart:
My suggestion would be very similar to artk2002 "That is a very personal and painful question that I won't be answering".

CG:
"We broke up because it's easier than getting bloodstains out of carpet."

Then walk away nonchalantly.

*stuffs EvilCG back into her brain*

Shoo:
"Why do you need to know?"

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Go to full version