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  1. beth says

    I think that people ask the vax question because they are worried about getting it from others, and may be vulnerable or be with someone who is, not always to judge a person. I’m so sorry for the loss of your father and know that it will be a challenging holiday season and continuing to be challenging as you move ahead. my best to you and yours.

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks Beth. I get it when people ask out of concern, but I have blatantly been told that I HAVE to get the vaccine. Of course lots of thought needs to go into injecting something into your body, like underlying conditions, medication, etc so it bugs me when people assume they know more about what I SHOULD be doing vs what research/convos I’ve had with my doc. So my decision to get vaccinated was a calculated choice, not the result of orders from my peers/colleagues, you know?

  2. Ritish Sharma says

    Yeah, they are indeed annoying, especially the vaccinated one.
    I understand your concern. But as Beth said above people ask these out of curiosity and there’s nothing we can do.

  3. petespringerauthor says

    This isn’t necessarily this year, but a couple of questions that bug me that people ask are: 1. How much did you pay? I would never ask people that question about their purchases. It seems invasive. There are certain questions that should be off the table and that is one of them. 2. After we retired, one of the ones that people used to ask was, “What do you do all day?” Umm, did you ask me that question before I retired? What makes you think I want to tell you now? Do I ask you what you do all day? All those questions are going off in my head as I say something like, “We don’t have any problem staying busy.”

    • Shelly DS says

      Ummm yeah not sure why anyone thinks it’s okay to ask about how much you paid for something unless you are specifically discussing an incredible deal on something they are looking to buy. And the one on what you do all day… maybe you should fire back “nothing. That’s the joy of being retired”
      At least it gives the inquirer something to look forward to, even if it’s false hope! 😅

  4. Lebogang Shazzygal Malatji says

    Hahaha haha ohhh wow sissy
    Have you been vaccinated?????. I got this question I don’t know how many times but I was not so annoyed. I kind of understood where it stemmed from. Sometimes people ask questions just for control not because they care😅

  5. Delicate and brutal says

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the title of this post! I really like feisty Shelly 😁 But I am truly sorry to read about your father’s passing. I know there are no words to help comfort you as you grieve. Please know I am here if you need to vent, cry, scream, cuss, or just be silent.

  6. bosssybabe says

    So sorry for your loss, Shelly 🙁

    Annoying questions are:
    -have you traveled recently
    -do you have any covid-like symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, nasal congestion, etc etc etc)
    -have you had any close contact with a known covid-19 case

    🤪🤪🤪😳Oy vay.. Annoying only bc I’m so sick of the pandemic 😭

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