You can bluntly ask for my age and I will be glad to spiel out the number, but if you wish to make me feel uncomfortable, ask me these three things:
So, how much do you earn?
Seriously? This falls under confidential matters and whatever figures are there, it should be between me and my HR/company. I personally think that it is unethical to ask to anyone in a casual conversation.
How much did you pay for this?
I believe and practice the saying “sharing is caring” in many ways that I can. If we are friends or colleagues at work, I may treat you to a cup coffee, a slice of cake or a serving of ice cream on a regular day or I may give you presents on special occasions because WHY NOT? A simple thank you is enough especially when I see that you really enjoy them. What spoils the fun is when the receiver asks for the price of my gift. It turns me off, like really.
I share my blessings in ways I know how, and if by chance you receive something that you may think is expensive, it probably is and that only means you are special to me. Just drop the question and enjoy the gift.
Lastly, the ultimate question that you should never ever ask a woman!
How much do you weigh?
The author of this blog is a woman. No further statements, your honor.
This is in response to Daily Post’s Daily Prompt: Plead the Fifth
Don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be happy, so they know the value things, not the price.