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I have a friend that I grew up with Rose. Well she was married or technically is still married to a guy named Greg. They are separated but have a child together. Greg is this nosy guy. He'll ask personal things. Today I ran into him on the bus home from my inservice thing at work. I didn't want to run into him anytime soon. Greg is nuts in the head mentally. He's on meds for that. He asked me today how much my dh gets from his disability. Is it about 800$. I didn't want to say what dh gets. As it is more than that. Only because dh had a great paying job at the same company for over 20yrs. Which is why he gets more. So I just said to Greg. Oh he gets about that. Then he asked how much my job pays me. I said enough to pay help pay the bills. I think Greg would be angry if he knew my dh got more on his disability than him. But they calculate it by. How many years on a job. How much did you earn on the job for those years. Someone who maybe only worked a job at 8-10$ an hour under 30 hours a week won't get that much. As I got one of them letters from Social Security. It said if I became disabled on this date by their standards. I am eligable for 500 and something dollars a month. Because I worked pt at 10$ an hour. Where if I worked at 20$ an hour full time. I might be getting over 1000$ a month. Then Greg asked me if I see his wife and their son. I said not lately. I been working all the time. He was also asking me how much my bills are every month. I just said enough. But we manage ok.
If the rude approach isn't your style (I always applaud people who can come back with a zinger, but I just can't ), then go for vague.. "I don't really remember" or "Dh pays all the bills, so I'm not really sure" or, my favorite: "Why do you ask?"
WIFE TO PETER
MOM TO BRIAN (6-18-98)