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Intrusive questions nosy aunties are asking this festive season

Why do you have tattoos? And other questions that nosy aunts love asking

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Relatives don’t hold back when it comes to them invading your privacy. They are known to come up with very uncomfortable, depressing questions that can be awkward to answer in front of people. Some of them are;

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Marriage is considered an accomplishment and the lack of it, a failure. Relatives will never give you a break until you introduce someone to them or hint at an engagement.

They will do a thorough investigation trying to figure out what could be wrong with you.

They will even suggest things like putting on makeup, having long nails, or being well-educated as some of the reasons why men are scared of you.

They will go ahead and give you tips on how to be a catch, hoping next Christmas you will have a ring on your finger.

If you are in a relationship, aunties will keep asking for babies until the cows come home. For the 100th time, they will remind you that they are getting old and they’d like to see your little ones before they die.

They will ask such sensitive questions not considering that people might be experiencing infertility issues or might have suffered a miscarriage.

As if that’s not enough, they will compare you to a cousin or a family member younger than you who has children.

Aunties will always address your weight gain in a very wanting manner. While some may see it as a good thing, others may use it to ridicule you.

They’ll encourage you to take some herbs they know of or supplements to lose some weight. Others may take that as a sign to assume you are pregnant.

Adding weight also means you are doing well, which means they’ll ask for more money. And if you lose a lot of weight, then this too is a problem.

They’ll ask whether you are sick or stressed and before you know it, there’ll be rumors that you are struggling back in the city.

Relatives like comparing family members. If you happen to be the eldest and your younger sibling has a better job or family, you’ll be under a lot of scrutiny and criticism.

They’ll want to know why you are falling behind in life yet you are supposed to be a role model to other people.

They won’t give you the respect you deserve or consult you concerning big matters in the family because to them, you have not proved to be a useful member of the family.

Relatives will use this to determine how well you are doing for yourself in the city. If you mention a well reputable organization, they will praise and even respect you for that.

But if you are working for an infamous organization or let’s say you do something they don’t understand like gaming, they’ll assume you are struggling.

God forbid if you are a; creative for example a photographer, musician, or an instrumentalist.

They’ll deem you lost and ask you to do something meaningful with your life. Something that also brings good money.

If you were in a relationship with someone, they’ll want to find out why you broke up. The not-so-considerate aunties will ask you to get back together reminding you that no human is perfect and that relationships or marriages involve a lot of work and compromise.

It doesn’t matter whether you were in an abusive or toxic relationship. They’ll remind you to submit and be loyal to your man no matter what happens.

These are the type of relatives who are quick to remind you that this generation is filled with soft kids who run away from everything.

If you have made a few changes since the last holiday, say you have grown dreadlocks, or have some tattoos or extra long nails, prepare to be roasted and ridiculed at home.

Anything as small as wearing fake eyelashes or wearing certain ornaments is regarded as evil. Some will even claim you joined Illuminati, using that to justify why you have changed.

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