Originally Posted by snarkattack;2536080;
Well I don't think most peoplel realize they are being rude, they perceive it as being friendly and giving good service, but it is rude.
Ann Landers said that when someone asks you a very personal question you should respond "and why ever would you want to know THAT?". It can be a lot less rude than "none of your business" and usually reflects back on the person that they've stepped into a personal matter and they clam up. I think sometimes people just don't think and hearing you ask them why they want to know (in the nicest way possible of course) makes them realize they have overstepped. It does work as I've used it before.
I think I would have told the lady at the bank that you wanted the $66 in ones as you were planning to go to the local strip joint. I bet that would have really shut her up!