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14 Questions You Wish Your Family Would Stop Asking

You’re at that age when it’s not compulsory to attend a family event; lectures, deadlines, schedules, or general travel issues might affect your ability to actually visit family, let alone take time out to be a guest at an elective social occasion.

But if you do meet up with family, however, you’ll have to put up with a whole lot of shit.

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1. “So what are your immediate plans after graduating?”

Cry a bit, watch Game of Thrones a bit, you know the drill.

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2. “What does your degree actually lead to?”

Unless I catch a break, it’s actually mainly self-pity and debt.

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3. “Why don’t you just get a normal job?”

I haven’t even got an obscure job! I will take this normal job you speak of, or indeed, any job.

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4. “Why did you choose your course then?”

Why did you choose that outfit? It probably seemed like a good idea at the time.

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5. “How will you feel once you’ve graduated?”

Unfortunately, University doesn’t give you the power to look into the future.

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6. “Have you started applying to internships?”

Yes, me and three-hundred other applicants, even though there are only enough placements for five people.

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7. “Have you thought about volunteering?”

Have you thought about giving me some money so that I can afford to eat and live while I do that?

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8. “Why don’t you ask a relative for some work experience?”

Because working in Uncle Bill’s chicken factory doesn’t really have any relevance to the career I want to go into.

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9. “Why don’t you stop being so picky?”

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10. “Why don’t you try looking in London?”

What is this ‘London’? I have never heard of there! You’ve just saved the day!

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11. “It can’t be that hard to find a job, surely?”

Great, you try then!

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12. “Don’t you think you’re drinking a bit too much?”

No, it’s the perfect amount, thank you.

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13. “So when are you going to settle down?”

In a relationship: *awkward shuffle*
Single: *cold stare*

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14. “Don’t you want kids, then?”

In a relationship: NOPE.
Single: NOOOOOPE.

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Just bear in mind that an open bar is there to support you, and it will all be fine.

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