Conversation Starter? Or Ender?
Copyrighted by Lorna Tedder. Originally published in Third Degree of Contrast.
In Â theÂ Â Whatâ€™s-with-People-these-DaysÂ Â department, Iâ€™ve Â noted Â a lot Â of Â my Â online Â friends Â enduring Â some rather invasive comments and Â actions from friends, coworkers, Â and Â rank Â strangers Â recently, leading Â many Â to wonder just how much of our Â current Â population was born in the proverbial barn.
Such nosy questions Â always lead me to wonder what that personâ€™s issues are because generally thereâ€™s no logical reason and certainly no good reason for why some of these questions are being asked of me. Is there a particular astrological configuration that relates to nosiness and idiocy that I donâ€™t know about? Are there secret lobotomies going on all around me and no one sent me the memo?
A colleague Iâ€™ve known a few years, one who doesnâ€™t really know me that well except to know my salary level and my age because of her Â position in the organization, walks into my office and says….
â€œYouâ€™re over Â 40. Why donâ€™t Â youÂ go ahead Â and get your uterus removed?â€