Social etiquette: What not to ask

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

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