15 May 2006

I don't?

I love running into people I haven't seen in a while. I'm not the best about calling people, even when they live close by.. so chance meetings is a great opportunity to catch up. The problem is when a certain period of time has gone by (friends, a few months.. family, about a week) people inevitably think that they've missed some monumental event in your life.

Enter the question: "Are you married yet?"

Even more fun is when it's followed by variation. "When?" "Why not?" etc.

Normally this doesn't really bother me, but every once in a while I just don't feel like hashing out the finer points of my relationships with someone I talk to twice a year. Honestly, it's just not their business. There's other things going on... sports.. jobs.. current events.. books.. movies... It would have been a lot nicer if this particular person could have accepted the fact that, somehow, I'm a whole, entire, healthy human being despite my status as 'single' and moved on.

Now I'm all irritated. :( Silly people.