|tldr but it's been bugging me
||[Sep. 6th, 2008|12:17 pm]
The Question Club
I work at this company, and when I walk inside, we have this security desk, and there's this woman (maybe up to five years older than me, maybe ten, I'm bad at judging age) who works sometimes as a security guard.|
Months and months ago, when I had started the job, I hung out with one of my guy friends at the job, and one of those times she said to us "You two are so cute together!" and we laughed, because we aren't like that. We're just friends.
Let's fast forward to earlier this week. Since that happened last time, my boyfriend also started working with me, which is totally fine, and we mostly hang out together on our breaks and lunch.
So we were in the cafeteria, which is across from the security desk, and I went to the security room in order to ask for a bandaid (I had a cut on my foot). She asks what my boyfriend's name is, and I respond with it. And rest of the conversation goes like this:
Her: "Are you two related?"
Me: [disgusted tone] "No... Definitely not."
Her: "You sure? You two look awfully alike."
Me: "No, he's from Florida, I'm from Delaware.."
Her: "You sure you aren't distantly related?"
Me: "NO.. He's German and I'm Irish and Black.. We are definitely not related"
I grabbed the bandaids from the other person who was there, and left.
To note, he has dirty blonde hair, I have black hair, and I'm biracial and he's German. We do look NOTHING alike.
TLDR: Security guard asks if my boyfriend and I are related, and upon me insisting we're not, she keeps pressing on the question, making me pissed off.
Here is my question:
Why would she keep insisting on a question like that? To be rude?
Do you think it has anything to do with what she initially noted about my friend and I being cute together?
What would you have said to get her to shut up? How would you have handled it?
Any other thoughts?
Thanks for any of your inputs, and sorry for the excessively long entry, it just has been bugging the hell out of me all week.