How to React to Random People Asking Your Budget

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
8720 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

You don’t need to react. It’s nobody’s business. OR you can tell them that you don’t share that info. As an adult people will ask us some nosy or inappropriate questions but we don’t have to answer.

Post # 3
27 posts

Just say, “I’d rather not discuss it”.

Post # 4
564 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016


Don’t tell them. Also what is “expensive” to one person is “reasonably-priced” to another. It’s all fairly subjective depending on your finances- which are none of their business.

Tell them in a very mature way to mind their own beeswax. I agree with a PP saying something like “I’d rather not discuss it” or  changing the subject to something else. If they persist tell them you don’t feel the need to discuss your finances with strangers.

Post # 5
42182 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Dear Abby used to suggest a response to completely inappropriate questions “Why would you ask that question?”

Post # 7
663 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

julies1949:  love that response.

Post # 8
2338 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

summersparklebride:  I would always say something like “that’s between me and my bookie” or “wait, you mean I have to PAY for this?  I better figure that out!”  But I divert anything that makes me uncomfortable with humor…

Post # 9
444 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would love to have the presence of mind to respond with something like, “Oh, I am picking up some extra shifts at (insert strip club joint here)” or “Oh we are buying cigarette cartons and seling them at markup”, or some other illegal/ethically questionable activity. Just to see how they reacted.

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