Conversations like this one:
Co-worker friend: How was your weekend?
Me: Not bad, but we got some bad news. A relative of (Husband's) died -
Co-worker friend: Oh yeah, I had the same thing happen - a very distant drinking buddy whom I hardly knew died on the weekend, and the funeral is today, but I can't go because I'm too busy, and I barely knew her anyway, and what would I tell the parents if they asked how I knew her? "She and I used to get wasted and I tried to get her in the sack once"? Awkward. Anyway, gotta go. *walks away*
... I guess MY story can wait, then.