What Not To Say To A 20-Something

Have you ever been asked an offensive question? You reserved judgment on the person because you knew that it was not their intention to hurt you. In response to the question, did you mutter something under your breath and change the subject? Or did you simply look at them as though they had grown a third eyeball and walk away?

We have all been asked a question like this before and for us 20-somethings, we are not immune to such questions. In fact, I believe we are on the receiving end of these questions more than others. Here are a list of questions and comments that make me cringe each time I hear it. 

Why are you STILL single? When are you getting married?

Folks, unless you know she is actively planning her wedding with her husband-to-be, this question is rude. Where are your manners? Not everyone is cut out for marriage. Some of us LOVE our singlehood. *Cue Single Ladies here*

What do you want to do next in your career?

Bum around on Mom’s couch and watch re-runs of the Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix all day. Anymore questions?

In other words, I have no idea. And your questions put extra pressure on me. STOP!

Gee you’re getting up there.

Seriously…? *Blank Stare*

Wow, you look 18. You look good for 27.

And you look old for 32. How does that make you feel?

You STILL live at home?

Yes, I did something very bad for my financial future. I became educated and as a result, Sallie Mae has me under her spell. I tried to get my own place, but she demanded that I pay her large percentage of my small salary. She is such a witch.

What else would you like to add to this list?

3 thoughts on “What Not To Say To A 20-Something

  1. Yesssss! Glad someone said something! The one that bothers me the most is “when are you getting married” Like really when the right man comes along and proposes to me thanks:) LOL also I’ve been out on my own since I was 19 and TRUST it has not been easy so I am even considering going back home to have more of a support system:)



  2. I’ve also gotten this question:

    “Sooooo you don’t want kids”

    What?!? When did I imply that? But thanks for subtly pointing out that my biological clock is ticking lol


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