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Old 12-07-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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Has anyone experienced a person mentioning his/her s/o in conversations with you, but when you run into them at functions, they don't introduce you to them? Or has anyone ever done this?

What's that all about?
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Has anyone experienced a person mentioning his/her s/o in conversations with you, but when you run into them at functions, they don't introduce you to them? Or has anyone ever done this?

What's that all about?
Some people are socially inept and don't even think to introduce their SO.

Some people are downright rude and intentionally don't introduce their SO.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Lack of manners and no class.....that's all.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:41 AM
 
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Lack of manners and no class.....that's all.
I completely agree. There is no excuse for poor manners.
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Old 12-07-2011, 11:13 AM
 
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Some people are socially inept and don't even think to introduce their SO.

Some people are downright rude and intentionally don't introduce their SO.
Yeah, I'm thinking it's the latter. I know someone who is not the least bit socially inept...said person is very sociable. I watched this person introduce their s/o to others in this crowd that we were in; and they just kind of glided right by me. Didn't even stop to say, "oh, this is so and so", but this person speaks to me about this s/o frequently. Very awkward...and it has happened on two different occasions.

I don't even care enough to address it with her and I'm not taking it personally (or maybe I should ). It's just very weird to me...
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:14 PM
 
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I do this all the time. I just never presume that people I know are interested in meeting my husband and vice versa. I personally hate being introduced to people my husband knows. It is awkward. Because usually they start talking to me and asking me questions, and I usually have zero interest in talking to them. I hate banal chit-chat.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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Has anyone experienced a person mentioning his/her s/o in conversations with you, but when you run into them at functions, they don't introduce you to them? Or has anyone ever done this?

What's that all about?
They don't remember your name.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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It's either a lack of culture, inconsiderate or, less often I think, rudeness.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:30 PM
 
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if you dont introduce your SO it's a sign that you are leaving them out. to me it's awkward to pretend they are not right there.
i honestly think though that people refrain from doing it because they have forgotten the other person's name and dont want to feel embarrassed. in this case, I would just say, hi this is my husband (name) and let the other person introduce themselves to him that way.
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Old 12-07-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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if you dont introduce your SO it's a sign that you are leaving them out. to me it's awkward to pretend they are not right there.
i honestly think though that people refrain from doing it because they have forgotten the other person's name and dont want to feel embarrassed. in this case, I would just say, hi this is my husband (name) and let the other person introduce themselves to him that way.
A good point and solution, both.
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