How’s this for a New Year’s resolution? Stop asking single people when they’re getting hitched…

3 Jan

from stpandp.co.uk/weddings.aspx

…. The next person who asks me when I’m getting married will get punched in the face. Seriously.”

Hahaha…. That’s not my line, it’s by Pam Pastor, a lifestyle writer from PDI. It’s part of her most recently written article for a local newspaper.

It’s too funny not to share.

At last, someone is brave enough to have said  what I think most single people have in mind or feel when being asked by that question.  Take it from me, IT’S REALLY ANNOYING at times. Especially if we’re not really close or we only see each other once or twice a year.

I have the same sentiments with Pam. She wrote: “When are you getting married?” is not an acceptable alternative to “How are you?” ,  neither is “Ang taba mo ngayon!” (“You gained some weight!” in English.)

I hope some people would realize this. There are other things to ask or talk about, unless you really intend to annoy others. Please, be sensitive enough. I remember reading a book by Ed Lapiz, Relationship is Happiness. I think he mentioned almost the same thing, telling people to stop asking single people when they’re tying the knot, especially if you know he or she isn’t even in a relationship.

You don’t know when you’re offending others. Who knows, maybe she really wants to get married but she doesn’t have a bf or doesn’t even have any suitors at all. Or maybe he has been rejected a lot of times by the girl/s he approached. We don’t know at all. So I think, it’s better to be safe and never ask that question especially if you’re not a BFF.

So do us a favor please. Be nice to the single people this 2011.  🙂

Here’s a link to Pam’s article:  “The next person who asks me when I’m getting married will get punched”

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2 Responses to “How’s this for a New Year’s resolution? Stop asking single people when they’re getting hitched…”

  1. Melanie T January 6, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    OMG this is so true!

    • y January 7, 2011 at 1:48 am #

      Haha… you can relate too Melanie? 😀

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