HOW DO I DEAL WITH NOSY CO-WORKERS?

DEAR DALI MAMA:

I am a man in his mid-30s. I work at an office with mostly women and they are always asking me questions about myself—who I am dating, what I am doing over the weekend, what I am eating. I know they’re trying to be nice but they’re basically intrusive. How do I get them to back off without offending them?

—Cornered (United States)

DEAR C.:

You might want to laugh off their questions and reply with ridiculous, obviously made-up answers. For example, the next time someone asks if you went on a date that weekend, tell them you took the entire volleyball league (and their managers) home Friday night and they didn’t leave till Monday morning, and then laugh. Hopefully, they will get the hint. Be consistent in not answering any intrusive questions so they know they won’t get any information out of you.

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