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How do you deal with personal or awkward questions? Do you try to ignore them, or are you able to say, "That's none of your business!" when you feel that to be the case?
-- Becky (email@example.com), October 07, 2000
Nobody asks me any now days. :-) I'd probably change the subject, then again it depends on the mood I happen to be in. Epitaphs
-- Bonnie (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 07, 2000.
I tend not to ignore a personal or awkward question. My life is an open book. I have probably given awkward answers though.
-- Vicki (email@example.com), October 08, 2000.
Depends on the person asking and the occasion -- and my assessment of the reason they ask. Sometimes I do the bit, "why do you ask?" in a civil tone. That usually takes care of the Nosy Parkers. Very seldom I need to politely inform the asker, "That I wish to keep private."
-- Denver doug (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 11, 2000.
Becky has asked me to post to this forum to check out whether there are any problems with Windows 2000 Professional using it. I guess that counts as a personal question!
-- Wendy (email@example.com), March 17, 2001.