Innapropriate questions.

November 4, 2009 3:54pm CST
Why is it that some people who you have never met face to face feel that it ok okay to ask you some of the most personal questions? I can understand it makes it a little easier when you cannot actually see the person, but honestly, my best friend would not ask me some of the questions that they ask me! Do you get irritated when people ask you personal or inappropriate questions? What bothers you about it? What do you do about it?
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@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
There are really some people who, I think have become easily attached to people they meet first time. They would to to the extent of asking very personal questions even if it were really inappropriate to do so. I think that it is better dealt with if we become totally honest with them.
5 Nov 09
maybe.
@jules67 (2790)
• Philippines
5 Nov 09
Thanks.
@Slurpiee (97)
• United States
5 Nov 09
It would really depend on how appropriate that question actually is. I find myself being very open and willing to discuss almost anything with anyone. I guess others have different boundaries that I do. If someone actually does reach the point to where a question irritates me, I actually ask them nicely to rethink what they have just asked, and hint strongly that a change of subject is needed.
@solared (1210)
• United States
5 Nov 09
I don't have that problem with you, your like ask me I'll tell ya anything...lol Oh boy what did I get myself into with that one... As for me ask me anything I don't care.
5 Nov 09
I still maintain people have to have some boundaries!
• United States
5 Nov 09
It's the thrill of asking someone something they wouldn't ask their husband/wife. I usually ignore it or tell them it's none of their business. It shouldn't be tolerated and never answer those people.
• United States
5 Nov 09
Sorry I didn't think it went through the first time. The internet gets screwy here sometimes.
• United States
5 Nov 09
Some people may take offense to over-the-norm open people. I know that I dislike it when people are rowdy and flirty. But I actually welcome odd conversation and prefer it to most methods of making do "acceptably." I found that a lot of acceptable behavior involves hilarious fun over a runner's shorts, but incorporating any mode of excessive seriousness leads to being maybe outcasted. I find that I have preferences & so do other people. But they may not be the same. To feel better, acknowledge your boundaries. Accept that you don't accept. Work it through.
5 Nov 09
I like out of the norm too, but theres odd and there's disrespectful!
@catdla1 (6005)
• United States
4 Nov 09
Whether you've met some one face to face or not, it's unforgivably rude! Just because you can't see a person gives no reason to act like you are in a confessional. I respond differently, depending on who is asking, or how many times it's asked. If it's some one I generally like, I just ignore the question. That's pretty easy, especially for discussion-type places like this one. If the question is repeated, I come back with "Why do you want to know?", or "Why to do think that's your business?" In the rare event that the person still persists, or if it's a total stranger (in that case I move directly to this option), I have a motto that I follow...namely, "Ask a stupid question, get a stupid answer!" Then I have fun and give a totally ridiculous answer.
5 Nov 09
I do ask people why they want to know, but it just bugs me that they have the nerve to even ask it in the first place!
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• United States
4 Nov 09
Well, I would most likely ask them why they would want to know, first. I read that somewhere if you want to avoid answering a question, you either backfire with another question, or ask why they want to know. And if it is from someone I don't know, I would say that I have to go or something, then block them for a while. If they ask again, I will warn them or block them. I can't take it when people act so obnoxious and think they know everything. =(
5 Nov 09
I always answer a question with a question, it really annoys people!
@kykidd (6820)
• United States
4 Nov 09
I am not exactly sure where you are referring to these questions coming from, but I have seen some of these very inappropriate questions asked here on myLot. I just have a tendency to ignore them. If I was chatting with someone person to person, that I had never met, and they were asking me these questions, I would most certainly be irritated. I guess they just figure, they can take a bigger chance since they don't really know you. But honestly, I don't have a good answer to that.
4 Nov 09
nah, me neither.
@D4WNO83 (30)
5 Nov 09
People can ask me anything they like, but if I don't feel it's appropriate for them to ask me, I'll tell them straight up. They were rude enough to ask, I was rude enough to deny a reply :)
• United States
5 Nov 09
It's the thrill of asking someone something they'd wouldn't ask their husband/wife. Seriously it shouldn't be tolerated. I usually ignore it if I can or tell they it's none of their business.