Post # 1
So some guy just came to my door, trying to get me to sign up for a monthly contribution to a charity. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m all for giving to charity – I just don’t like being tricked into it. In an attempt to get him to leave me a card so I could investigate and decide at a later time I said “let me talk it over with my husband first.” His response was “You’re married? You look young…… how old are you?” Reluctantly I respond “22.” Then he asks “Why’d you get married so early?” Sort of in shock I manage to studder out “It didn’t seem early to us”.
I mean wtf? Who so blatently asks that? How RUDE! I’m just blown away by people some days….
Sorry, just had to vent!
I’m sure lots of 20-something brides have been faced with this question – tell me your story and how you responded.
Post # 3
“Because I met the greatest guy in the world and I’m smart enough to know it.”
Post # 4
Ugh that’s so rude. I always get charity people at my door who ask for my parents because we live in a nice neighbourhood where we’re younger than most other people here by a good twenty years, LOL! Maybe next time just cut the conversation off with asking again for a card or whatever and close the door.
As a side note, to get rid of the door to door people I usually just ask for a pamphlet or their info because I don’t give donations at the door. We give money to charity each year, but only to the charity’s of our choosing, not to each person to knocks on our door.
Post # 5
Ugh I hate people that come to my door to sell anything and hate when they try to have a conversartion with me.
Post # 6
That was rude of him! We don’t get people door to door since you need a key to get into our courtyard, but there are a lot of people who stand on the street and say “do you have a moment for the environment?” or whatever. In regards to age, why get married so soon, etc I always say, “well, we’ve been together for about six years, so it doesn’t feel soon to us!”
Post # 7
We got married because we didn’t want to let something like spending life with the one you love to slip away :). Dating is one thing, but marriage is the only symbol that expresses true love >.<. (in my opinion anyway, hehe)
Post # 8
I am 22 and FH is 23.
When I’m feeling fiesty, the conversation goes like this:
-“How old are you?”
-“Didn’t your mother ever tell you it’s rude to ask a lady her age?” Hehe.
For whatever reason, people have no qualms asking a young lady her age, but would never ask an older lady her age.
FH & I are homeowners and sometimes people come to the door and ask if my parents are home. HA! I generally don’t want to deal with solicitors so I say my parents are not home. 🙂
Post # 9
@JenniMichele: LOL We just moved into our subdivision and people are either looking at us in a “surprised” way because we are much younger than them and they wonder how we can afford this house or because they are the first african americans on the block. Either way I find it funny. lol
Post # 10
@JenniMichele: I love that!
I get asked that question a lot. Older Patients (80 and above) I have at the hospital always say good for you sweetie, but I do get the well I got married at 20 and then she divorced me…It like that nice.
Post # 11
i am not as nice as you… i usually slam the door in their face lol
Post # 12
This is why I don’t EVER answer the door unless I know who’s on the other side. We have a small window upstairs in our guest room that I run and look out of to see if I see any cars I recognize. If I don’t, I don’t answer. I don’t even answer it if my SO’s home, I make him answer it.
Couldn’t tell you whether this is because I’m 22 and a paranoid girl, or because I just don’t like door-to-door salesmen. Could be both.
Post # 13
I think some people are just flabbergasted that a person has some of their life goals so close at such a young age. The idea that the typical “early twenties party scene” doesn’t appeal to everyone is shocking to people who wanted that life. Oh well, if you know, you know.