...fire away a whole bunch of invasive questions.
Being asked an overly personal question once in awhile is not the end of the world, but some people cross that line regularly. The mouth filter is missing and the tact gene was never inherited.
It can be quite exasperating dealing with nosy individuals who don't respect boundaries, especially for someone who is very private. Like me. When I find myself in a situation like this, there are different ways I handle the unpleasant inquiries, but one of my favourites is by asking a question of my own:
"Why do you want to know that?"
This polite way of asking how it's any of their business is usually met with silence, followed by a nervous laugh, a clearing of the throat and an awkward answer. And a smile on my face.
How about you? What annoys you?