We’ve all done it. Or at least something similar to it.
You log on to facebook and begin looking aimlessly around, hoping for something decent to strike your attention. Nothing really does. Perhaps a picture of a kitten or a long rant about soap or something equally strange, but nothing else. A picture of a young couple catches your attention and causes you to change your mind on getting off the internet and doing some work.
They’ve been together for quite some time now, You think. I wonder if they will be taking the next step any time soon?
The wondering is perfectly innocent. It’s a normal thing to ponder over. So, you look through the few comments to see if the answer is there.
It is. Someone already asked the question for you.
‘Aww! When are the two of you getting married?’ The random person says.
Of course, there is no response, but it makes you feel better as someone else was wondering the same thing.
The only thing is, the couple, though very happy together, don’t feel quite ready to add shiny rings to the relationship. That’s perfectly alright. It’s their choice. It’s better to know for sure on something like that after all.
But they keep getting asked the question.
Every time they see a relative;
“When are you two getting married?”
Every time they see a person from church;
“How are the two of you doing? Wedding bells?”
Even when they pass by family members;
“Is he gonna ask you to marry him yet?”
“Not yet.” They say in response to each one.
“Oh no! Is something wrong?” The immediate concern is quite extreme.
“No! Everything is great!” They rush to explain.
“Then…” The questioners just stand there and narrow their eyes ever so slightly. Just enough that someone might notice if they cared enough to look.
“We just aren’t ready yet. I’m only 20 and he’s 21. We’re really young.” The couple explains, trying to remain patient. However, they are screaming inside.
Because the question is getting old. And extremely pushy.