Do you hear what I hear? Why, yes—it’s an annoying question from a friend or family member at your annual holiday dinner! While this season is supposed to be filled with joy, nothing can suck the fun out of opening gifts and eating yummy food like a question about your less-than-stellar love life or job.
Poor Uncle Steve may think he’s making conversation, but the fact that you and your boyfriend are in a rough patch right now is really none of his business! So the next time someone throws out a nosy inquiry that makes you want to smash a gingerbread house, use one of these snappy, sarcastic responses.
It’s called work for a reason, so unless your job is testing bouncy castles, chances are it’s not always a joy to wake up at the crack of dawn, and you probably don’t want to be thinking mid-meal about all those emails awaiting you once you return from break. Plus, Aunt Sally probably could care less that you stayed until 11 finishing a project last week. Here are some options you can respond with…
“I’m thinking of quitting and becoming a Kardashian. Rob’s not married so I still have a chance!”
“I’ve lost 10 pounds from surviving on ramen, my eye strain has finally warranted a prescription set of serious-looking glasses and walking my boss’ crazy poodle has really tightened my glutes. I can’t complain!”