A (somewhat) honest look at what it's like to be a single, Christian woman in her mid 30s in Sydney who wants to remain true to the life that God has planned for her but doesn't want to let go of her dream of being in a relationship again and eventually being a wife and mother

Friday, 11 March 2011

-281 None of your business

Photo by Keattikorn
As I write this I am filling out a form that I am required to complete every year to 'apply' to be the Assistant Director of a camp for Teens with disabilities that I run with Bestest Bud each year. This year there is a new form. 

I just got to the stage where I am asked my marital status. Am I....

  • Single
  • Married
  • Divorced
  • Widowed?
I would like a fifth option. "None of your business" or "What does it matter?" Really. 

It's not in the 'Next of Kin' question. 

I'm not answering it. I am annoyed by it. Bad attitude perhaps but I really don't see any need. Unless someone can tell me a really excellent reason why the overseeing denomination needs to know the marital status of the leaders of the various camps they run 'Whoops' my box will remain a mystery.

Ok - perhaps a "I'd prefer not to comment" option might work. Yep. Really. Really. Bad stinking attitude. I get it. I just can't work out why it's relevant. Being tired doesn't help. 

I'll adopt a Scarlett O'Hara attitude now and think about this tomorrow ;)



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  2. Yep, I think you better sleep on this one :) Not only that, but your "no response" tactic is bound to communicate that you're single anyway since all of the married chicks I know jump at the chance to announce their marital status to the world. (And quite frankly, I would too if I were married!) Just say you're single and be done. No sense in starting a revolt... although it is tempting at times :D

  3. Yeah, I don't see how that question is relevant. If it were me, and I cared about it, I'd just not answer it and pretend that I "accidentally" skipped that question.



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