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How would you tell someone nicely to mind their own business?
Friendship / 11:19 PM - Monday August 17, 2009

How would you tell someone nicely to mind their own business?


- Asked by girlpower08, A Sportif, Female, 36-45

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Tell them "if you're writing a book about me, just leave that chapter out".

- Response by experience101, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Who Cares?

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I like Ann Landers answer to rude questions. She said when you're asked something way too personal (or anything you don't want to answer) the best way to answer is with the question, "Why do you want to know??"

- Response by buffalothighs88, A Hippie Chick, Female, 56-65, Other Profession

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It's not easy to do that, but just say that is none of your business. If they get pushed out of shape...OOOH WELL!!!!!!!!

- Response by barbb, An Alternative Girl, Female, Who Cares?, Other Profession

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Your mind would shine better elsewhere. Realistically I would inspire them to take on a challenge and hope that would keep them busy long enough to leave me alone.

- Response by samanthab, A Cool Mom, Female, 46-55

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"Won't you Please mind your own business"? :)

- Response by undercoverguy, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Retired

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I appretiate your input but this is something I need to make a decision about own my own.

- Response by shanegalang, A Rebel, Male, 46-55, New Orleans, Transportation

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That's an easy one as an ex-corp CEO - do not even acknowledge them. No response indicates theirs isn;t worthy of your responding to them.

Whenever not sure, the best answer is NO answer [nothing to regret & nothing to wish you could take back...]

- Response by hsfbfan, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 46-55, San Francisco, Other Profession

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Minding someone else's business doesn't require civility to remind someone not to do it, but you could say something like "I see that you're concerned, but this has to be my decision." And you can be less civil with each reminder.

- Response by mikehug, An Intellectual Guy, Male, 46-55, Cleveland

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In my sweetest tone, "MYOFB!"

- Response by kutie56, A Thinker, Female, 56-65, Newark, Other Profession

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"Piss off!"

- Response by myrtletyrtle, A Cool Mom, Female, 46-55, Who Cares?

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I am usually not nice at all about telling them

- Response by bigcurt, A Mr. Nice Guy, Male, 56-65, Pittsburgh, Self-Employed

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