Originally Posted by fairygirl69
She just...asks. It feels kind of intrusive honestly. The hubby's tried to get her to stop asking questions like that and it just fuels her forward more. She's not a very good listener. She'd rather do everything to make her point.
An old trick my mother taught me to stop a conversation, is to answer a question with a question.
"How much did you spend for that?"
Does it matter what the cost was if it is something I want and enjoy?" But my favorite response is mostly,
"Do you really have a need to know that?" I know it sounds rude, but so is asking me financial questions unless you are a loan officer at a bank.
I also find just staring at them and saying nothing, will force them to repeat the question. Then I just shrug my shoulders like I don't know what they are talking about.