Ancrene Wiseass

A would-be medievalist holds forth on academia, teaching, gender politics, blogging, pop culture, critters, and whatever else comes her way.

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Yes, this really is yet another blog by a disillusioned grad student. I sympathize, but that's just the way it has to be. For hints as to what my bizarre alias means, click here and here and, if needed, here and here. To get a sense of what I'm up to, feel free to check out the sections called "Toward a Wiseass Creed" and "Showings: Some Introductory Wiseassery" in my main blog's left-hand sidebar. Please be aware that spamming, harassing, or otherwise obnoxious comments will be deleted and traced.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

A brief exchange: On being single

Friend: My relatives seem to have a real problem with my being single. Every time I talk to them, it's, "Sooo, how's that dating thing going?"
Me: Oh, why do families have to do that shit to people? Either you're not happy being single, in which case they're only rubbing salt in the wound, or you're happy being single and they're telling you that's not acceptable to them.
Friend: Yeah. I really want to say, "I'm happy being single, so quit bothering me about it," but I can't.
Me: Well, you could just say that.
Friend: [Significant look, eyebrow raised]
Me: Yeah, I know.