A brief exchange: On being single
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.