Finding myself in the singles life once again has been an interesting experience. It is funny because a lot of people don’t know how to respond to me when they find out that I am a single mom. It is actually a little comical. Well, it is until I explain bits and pieces of my story, then I sound like I am living in a trailer in the Ozarks 🙂
I have heard a lot of funny comments in my singlehood. Well, they weren’t meant to be funny, but after hearing them over and over and over, I am finding it funny. I keep thinking of clever ways to answer them. I am going to post some from time to time and give my snarky responses. I start with this one, because I get this one a lot.
You’re so pretty! How can you be single?
I completely understand that this is meant to be a compliment and that the sweet men that say that mean well when saying it. However, as flattered as I am by part of that statement, I really have no idea how to respond.
Do I say, “Well, thanks, but not everyone thinks that.”?
I guess I could respond, “Well, I look much different when I am married.”
There is always, “After my marriage, I went into the witness protection program and I had to have massive plastic surgery to change my appearance.”
One more for fun, “Single? No, I prefer independently owned and operated. It is a very high maintenance job.”
While all the while, going through my head is, “No, I’m too pretty to be lied to, cheated on and played with. In fact, everyone is.” And then there is the obvious, “Well, if I AM single, then obviously I am not TOO pretty to be single.”