“Is he gonna put a ring on it?!”
“I know you ask because you care, but I promise you’ll be among the first 100 to know.”
Preface a straightforward plea to butt-theeff- out with an offer to keep a persistent wonderer (we’ll guess—it’s your mom) informed. It takes your romance off the table yet maintains a solid bond with the person asking, says nelson. Plus, your guarantee helps make the person feel like they won’t be left in the dark.
“If I had a dollar for every time I was asked that, we could pay for the wedding!”
A mix of humor and a not-sosubtle clue that this topic is obnoxious allows you to vent your frustration over everyone’s eyeballing your left hand. It’s also better than a quippy “Why don’t you ask him?” because the person actually might!