My library branch has been closed for about a month, so I understand that it's natural for people to want to catch up with those they haven't seen in a while. Today, though, the catching up took an unwelcome turn for me.
Older Man I Barely Know (looking at my left hand): "So you didn't get married? Still alone?"
Me: "Not alone. Just not married."
Man: "There is a documentary about staying single in America. It's on the internet."
Me: "Okay. But I'm not single."
Man: "You should look it up."
NO. NO. STOP IT.
Stop asking, stop assuming, stop commenting.
Especially if you DON'T KNOW ME OR MY LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES.
I know there are worse things that can be said, but still: it's tired, it's frustrating, and it's insulting.