- Age. That's a touchy subject, especially if the other person thinks you look older than you are.
- Weight. I don't know exactly how much I weigh, though I know it's more than I should. Still, muscle weighs more than fat and some people look better heavier. I think as long as someone feels good about themselves, weight is a non-issue, but that doesn't mean people have the right to know.
- Salary. Most people think they don't make as much as they deserve. I get that. And there are jobs that seem to be paid more than they're worth (does an actor really deserve $20 million per movie???) But finances are a personal matter and not just anyone can be privy to this information, especially other co-workers. Makes me cringe.
- Medical issues. I used to work in the Benefits Dept of a large company, and it's unbelievable how freely people would discuss others' health issues. It's no one else's business!
I'm sure I've asked really invasive questions myself. Sometimes you feel comfortable with someone, or maybe you're just not thinking when you ask it. We all do stuff like that. And then there are those people who have no problem broadcasting their personal lives to everyone under the sun. Okay, I don't care what kind of fungus you have, or that you kissed your best friend's boyfriend. TMI. Don't need to know, thank you very much.
What questions do you find offensive? What won't you ask?
Are there some topics you don't think are off-limits?
What do you wish someone had never told you?