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Is it just me?

Sunday, August 05, 2012

I went to church today and those little old ladies just won't leave me alone! They keep asking me the mundanest 'getting to know you' questions! I mean, can't they tell that I was in no mood to talk? Not that I'm being unfriendly or anything, but they were how should I put it : invading my personal space! I just gave short one word answers (so as not to be rude, totally ignoring them would be rude) but they still wouldn't leave me alone. They kept pressing on, asking question after question! Grrrrr!
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    As one of the biggest talkers I know, have to say: feel free to tell us to back off. I tell all my friends that: if you need space tell me! Even if it's just, "sorry, I'm not feeling well at the moment, I just need some quiet time." That lets the talkers know that you need a bit of space, but doesn't insult them. Everyone needs quiet time sometimes (except me!)
    1753 days ago
    Success is always a wonderful thing. so glad you and Dad enjoyed your new culinary achievement! emoticon emoticon
    1754 days ago
    Hi Elaine,
    Wow, everyone here has already given you various answers or suggestions. Sorry, I am a little late today.
    Trying to take it easy due to my situation. Hope you are in a better mood now.
    Take care!
    1755 days ago
    It's not just you! My favorite tactic with that group is to ask THEM a couple of questions followed by a hasty retreat. The questions will divert them from grilling you, show you care because you're interested, and give the church ladies a positive impression even as you turn and walk away!
    1755 days ago
    just grin and bear it...you're in church...but you could say you need some time now to pray or meditate on God
    1755 days ago
    I know how difficult it can be when people want to talk to you and you are just not in the mood. Maybe saying you have a headache and walking away would work? Good luck!!
    1755 days ago
    so here I go about to meddle like those ladies, but here goes, anyway....Could it be that some of those older ladies have been praying for many years and get a sense of when someone is hurting? Being mothers and grandmothers, they probably want to help you fix your hurt, and you're such a cutie pie, they may feel a motherly affection for you, or sense you're troubled about something or just all alone and they want to help. Maybe single out one lady that you could be a little friendlier to and say that you could use some prayer or just say "Hello" and ask how she is. You could be pleasantly surprised! Just speaking up for little old Christian ladies is all! LOL 'Cause I am one!! And I might be one of the above. emoticon emoticon
    1755 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/5/2012 8:48:25 AM
    It's hard being so popular sometimes. Maybe next time just say you'd love to talk but am just feeling too tired today or you have to run some errands so no time.
    1755 days ago
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