• Miss Manners: They ask how I hurt my hand, and I'm tempted to be rude

    12 days ago - By Bésame

    DEAR MISS MANNERS: I suffered an injury that resulted in the necessity of several surgeries and a large cast on my hand for a period of several months .
    Since my accident, I have literally not left the house a single time without at least one person asking me what happened. I find it very rude and invasive, and why would strangers want to know my medical history, anyway?
    I usually respond with a terse “I had an accident” or “I injured my hand” and leave it at that. But some people then continue to press for specifics.
    I am at a loss as to how to respond to their rude question without...
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