04 June 2010

I Spend Days Deciding What Shoes To Buy, I'm NOT Going To Rush Picking A Husband

Today at the Institute Friday forum, where they feed us lunch and have a speaker, I wandered into the kitchen to wash my dishes. Just minding my own business, washing my dishes, I suddenly became the topic of conversation between the two people already in the kitchen. One was the mother of a friend of mine, my friend being in her late 20s and also unmarried, and the other a retired man who serves with his wife as the CES missionaries. They must have been talking about how my friend is unmarried when I walked in because her mom was saying she was picky and then she starts referring to "these two" which apparently included me. Out of nowhere I was under attack for being picky and caught totally unprepared. I declared, quite loudly, that it was for eternity so I was going to be picky, thank you very much. Then they went back to talking about how in the world they were going to get "these two" married. Like they have ANYTHING to do with it AT ALL. Also, how in the world am I supposed to get married when a) the pool of eligible men remotely close to my age is miniscule and 2) that pool shrinks further when you add the demand that they be upstanding and temple-worthy. I think that leaves 1, maybe 2, individuals in my possible dating pool. Oh, and one can't get married if one never gets asked out on a date. Argh.

8 comments:

Mrs. Missy said...

For rude! If I was there I would be giving you a hi-5 right about now.

Katie said...

People are so rude sometimes. Kick them in the shins next time.

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Susan said...

Oh, I'm sorry Christen! It's so hard to see the good intentions when the delivery is hurtful. But you are awesome! And Heavenly Father has a plan for you! Just keep moving forward! Love You!

P.S. I'm constantly nagging Tyson. I know I shouldn't, but it just pops out of my mouth before I have a chance to slam it shut. It must be old women syndrome.

Science Teacher Mommy said...

Um . . . so they realized you were there and kept talking?

There is well-meaning and then somewhere you cross the line to downright rude.

Better to be alone than with a total dud. Or even a partial dud for that matter.

esperanza said...

Yes, I get the same treatment. :D

Saxon said...

it's not just girls that have to put up with comments like this adn it's not just confined to the Usa. In a interview for the national YSA conference in the UK my Bishop asked me if I had given up on getting married as I was so old (28) and still single!