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This Woman Had A Date During A Family Vacation, Gave Everyone A Leaflet To Answer Their Annoying Questions
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This Woman Had A Date During A Family Vacation, Gave Everyone A Leaflet To Answer Their Annoying Questions

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Everyone who has nosy family members knows how hard it is to have a personal life. It can be really exhausting to deal with all of the questions and snooping around once they suspect that something new is going in your life. However, there are people who learn to skillfully deal with this sort of behavior. Take, for instance, Mary Beth Barone who showed everyone a perfect example of how to deal with curious extended family members.

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27-year-old Mary from New York planned a date during her family vacation

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Mary, a 27-year-old stand-up comedian, and a writer from New York planned a date with a guy she met at a wedding. However the date was supposed to happen during the family holiday to Pompano Beach, Florida, so she was trying to come up with a plan how to sneak away from her family without having to explain where she’s going.

She decided to create a pamphlet to answer all of the questions her nosy family members might have

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“We met at a wedding a few weeks prior to the date! He lives in Miami and I’m in New York so it seemed like a good place to meet up (since my family was vacationing just about an hour outside Miami),” she told Bored Panda.

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After realizing that the best way is to tell the truth, Mary knew she has to prepare to answer a bunch of questions about the date. And she found a brilliant solution to answer all the questions at once – give her family a pamphlet of frequently asked questions. Mary’s family loved this idea. “They all have a great sense of humor! I am the youngest of 6 kids and my family is huge and super close. There were about 30 people on the trip so it was a lot of people to communicate the information to. They all laughed and had a good time with it, ” she said.

Her idea quickly went viral, and while many people were praising her, others wanted to know how did her date go. Mary explained that while the date was great, he actually ghosted her soon after. “But at least I got the pamphlet out of it,” said Mary.

After her FAQ pamphlet went viral people still had questions

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giustizia avatar
Jus
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I went on family vacation 2 or 3 times as an adult and it was horrible. It should be forbidden for extroverts and introverts to be forced to go together...

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Lars Lasersson
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooh yes. "Why are you so quiet?" "What's the matter?" "Loosen up!" "Have some fun, will ya!" Well I might if you quit yapping for, let's say, a couple of hours, or days...

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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I get that her family would be annoying and not let her get away without asking questions but I feel like this is a ton of energy and hope placed onto a simple date. That’s a lot of pressure she is putting on herself and him too in a way. And I bet that this attitude is part of why he flat out ghosted her. It’s a bad look.

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Stille20
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it is a bit dramatic. It assumes her family is going to be pushy and informs them that she expects this behavior.

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giustizia avatar
Jus
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I went on family vacation 2 or 3 times as an adult and it was horrible. It should be forbidden for extroverts and introverts to be forced to go together...

lasse_rasanen avatar
Lars Lasersson
Community Member
4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ooh yes. "Why are you so quiet?" "What's the matter?" "Loosen up!" "Have some fun, will ya!" Well I might if you quit yapping for, let's say, a couple of hours, or days...

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mintyminameow avatar
Mewton’s Third Paw
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4 years ago (edited) DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I get that her family would be annoying and not let her get away without asking questions but I feel like this is a ton of energy and hope placed onto a simple date. That’s a lot of pressure she is putting on herself and him too in a way. And I bet that this attitude is part of why he flat out ghosted her. It’s a bad look.

hazelree avatar
Stille20
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4 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think it is a bit dramatic. It assumes her family is going to be pushy and informs them that she expects this behavior.

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