Genuine curiosity can come across as inappropriate or invasive among certain people as some questions are 'no-go' areas.
Callers shared with Redi Tlhabi some of the most uncomfortable, and sometimes creepy questions they've been asked by people they hardly know.
Listen to the conversation below:
...You'll never hear black people asking you... The first people to ask you are white neighbours, I think it's some kind of vetting.— Mpho, caller from Protea
I was asked if I was pregnant when I wasn't. That was awkward.— Nicky, caller from Houghton
People also ask that question to judge you based on your level of achievement.— Sureshni, caller from Randburg