...IS THE MOST OVERASKED QUESTION OF THE CENTURY!
I know you're feeling me, single ladies.
If I had a penny for every time I was asked that question, I'd actually be able to fund a royal wedding of my own. Heck, I could even do it tomorrow.
The day I started first day of work, I was already asked that question. A few times. By different people. Then again by the same people. Busybody much?
Then I thought it would end there. Like, what I answered you is the only answer I have. My answer won't change the following week. Or the week after. You don't have to check up on me!
Some say it's concern.
Concern that I would die an old maid.
Concern that I won't be able to produce eggs (ew).
Concern that I would have a Down Syndrome child.
Concern that my arthritis would prevent me from attending my kid's graduation.
And then some say it's worry.
Worry that I, as a hot single piece of ass would garner their husband's attention.
Maybe I'm not like most girls.
I don't have a dream wedding that I have dreamed of since I was seven.
I don't want to settle down right after school/college.
I don't give in to societal pressure that women should get married and be a mother ASAP.
Marriage creeps me out.
Babies creep me out more (the part where it comes out from your vagina - GAH!). See, I even refer a baby as an 'it' - not a good sign.
And I'm not afraid of marrying an old maid ('coz I know I'd still look fantastic), or even not marrying at all. Hey, there's always Plan B in life, right? (read adopt a few kids when financially stable, travel the world, and have the occasional rendezvous like Samantha Jones.
So there you go. The reasons I'm not hitched yet.
I'm 25, I just finished studying for 6 years, I just started my job - heck, real life is just starting for me. Why do I need to mess it up with complicated things like marriage?
Note that I'm not condemning marriage, or my friends who just got married. I am a girl after all, and I do wanna get married someday.
But not now. I still feel like a kid. I feel like I hadn't aged a day since I turned 18. And I'm sure most of you still feel the same. And that's why we're awesome.
And we just got through that gruelling Month of Marriage where the pressure is so on that you feel like you should have just worn a fake ring and wave it to those curious faces before they could ask you that annoying question.
Some weddings get rigged too in hopes that you'd be next. Read Bouquet Toss.
The flowers were wonderful by the way, Carol.
But a wise man did say, "Every time a person asks you when you are getting married, it is a form of blessing."
So for those frequent askers, thanks for y'all's blessings.
And don't worry too much 'bout me and my ovaries - we're gonna be just fine.