Humm, I like the whole "I don't discuss religion and politics
" thing - that could work. And I do need something that works, because you are right Lotus, we are going to HAVE to go, like it or not.
I've actually been considering a similar response to being out at night as yours Firelord - "Since I work from home on the computer, I'm up at all hours and it helps clear my head to get some fresh air."
I wish I could count on it "not coming up" but you just don't know these two - the whole block bows to them because he is a cop AND they are both very arrogant, pushy and overbearing
- they don't like Ken and I because we avoid them and don't kiss their butts at every opportunity. I swear his wife keeps a notebook of everyone's activities. My one neighbor (the good friend who knows I am Pagan and has no problem with it) tried the "let's be nice to them" approach and she regrets it. Everytime that the wife has the opportunity to speak with her it's either questions like "I saw you leave at 10 last night - did you have to work?" or a run down of what she did for the week "Oh, I see that you must of worked 6 days this week, and I saw your brother come to visit on Wednesday and your new stove delivered on Friday." The woman seriously
gets into people's business and acts like she is "owed" answers
The religious questions are the one's that most concern me, but rest assured that Ken and I will also be hit with a barrage of other questions about "why don't you have kids?" and "where are you parents?" and "do you have other family/where are they?" and "how often do you have a bowel movement
" (that last is, I hope, pure sarcasm). The plan is though, that we are going to try to avoid answering as many questions as possible, in as civil a way as possible, because it isn't ANY OF THEIR BUSINESS - cop or not.
I am having wayyyy too much fun with the new smileys