everywhere i go, whether it be the hairdressers or even the local hot dollar, i get asked
“咦? 你男朋友呢?” (hey? where’s your boyfriend?)
err. do they not find it awkward to ask something like that?
even at work, the asian aunties and uncles just LOVE to talk to me in cantonese and ask me how i’m going with my boyfriend, and half the time i don’t even know HOW they found out about my relationship status?
there’s this uncle grade customer, who has been overly keen on my personal life for the past two years i’ve known him, recently came in for an eye test and said “oh last year NYE, i saw you and your boyfriend watching fireworks! (erm stalker much?) this year are u going to watch with him again?” and i was like “err…..no…. i’m not with him now…” and in response his face lit up and he said “oh i have no partner either, maybe this year we can go watch together!” UM NO YOU’RE BLOODY HALF A CENTURY OLD. or maybe even older.
but the point is, why do people even ask such things? it’s probably much easier to keep a convo going by talking about the freaking weather.
if i were to be blunt with my answers, it would probably include the following points:
1. where’s my bf? err obviously not with me?
2. okay so if i have a boyfriend, does that mean i should spend 24/7 with him and go every freaking place together?
3. wtf are u a stalker?
4. *act upset and start breaking down and crying* WE BROKE UP, AND NOW YOU’VE JUST OPENED UP MY WOUND YOU ASSHOLE *seek compensation of some sort*