How To Answer Rude Questions

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rude-questionsMany a times, you find yourself in an awkward situation of being interrogated by an ill-mannered person, you should arm yourself with some answers that will let him or her know that you consider the questions rude. There are many ways to handle these sarcastic people by giving them the answer they are looking for, with a quippy comeback, or letting them know that you consider them crude for asking such a question.

And if you do not answer them or let them know that you are not liking their interference then these things are supposed to happen more frequently, so its better to prepare yourself with answers that let the other person know what you think of their nosiness but, with as much poise as you can maintain. Some witty questions which most often asked are as follows :


  • How much money do you make ?
    This is a very common question even though it is considered to be nosy and rude, still many times we come across people asking the question. You have many options on how to deal with it, your answer will be different if the question comes from your co-worker than from a stranger sitting next to you in flight. A facile answer to this can be “ that you do not like to discuss money matters with anyone but my financial planner.”

  • huhAre you still single ?
    Majority of single people in their late 20′s or early 30′s have heard this fretting question, which is generally asked by close relative who wants you to be happy. However hearing this question again and again will make you anything but happy. And the most apt way to answer this question is to say “ I haven’t found the person with whom I would like to spend my life, but if I ever do, I’ll certainly get the word out  to everyone who needs to know.

  • Have you gained weight ?
    Many a times we observe changes in our weight and more chances are there that you have put on few pounds or more and one  colleague of your’s pass an insensitive cheesy comment on that, then you should make your point across that you do not honor the crude comment of his / her by answering tersely, “Thank you for your kind words”.

  • When do you plan to start a family ?
    Many newlyweds face this question, relatives coming to them and asking for the “good news”, however answer should be different for different people like your parents or anyone whom you love, you can give the honest answer to them but people who ask the question to give sarcastic comment you answer them in quippy way like “whenever it will happen i’ll let you know” or “the moment I said my wedding woes, I considered me & my wife a family”.

  • What is your caste ?
    Several times you come across the people who after asking your name inquires about the caste, like “ to which caste you belong ?”. You should never disclose to anyone unless you are filling any govt. form or some official paperwork, cause this creates an image of a person belonging to a particular caste. You can answer them like “ I belong to a human caste”.

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