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You walked into that one.

That's a pretty crappy joke for a first meeting. I find them to be the pretentious bitches. If they were joking, wouldn't they take your response as joking also?

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You walked into that one.

Or they would just assume that you were joking as well?

I agree with 19, it's easy to just laugh and make it sound like a joke.

OP has some rude ass parents.

its not OP's parents... read it again. its her boyfriends parents...

Is it so hard for people to say pardon when they don't hear something?

63 I do not know why you are getting thumbed down it is the truth society thinks that if you do not hear something to just nod and smile and not ask for them to repeat it.

Sometimes I have to ask people like 3 times and I still don't understand them

Sooooo true! I would give you two thumbs up if I could. I just say "sorry I'm a bit deaf".

That's a sucky first impression...

Speaking of sucky, now his parents can hardly be surprised if they catch her bobbing for Benjamins in his bedroom later.

You should've just asked for them to repeat it...

Why not just play it off as a jokey answer, to their jokey question?

I guess it wasn't a joke then..

Why not just ask them to repeat if you didn't hear them correctly? I say ydi, whether you are or aren't a gold digger.

I really don't think OP can be blamed. I mean, she's nervous because it's the first meeting, and when you're nervous, you do stupid stuff like that. And c'mon, haven't we all done this once?

Especially when you've already said "what?" multiple times and still can't hear/understand the person and you basically have no choice other than to just smile, nod, and hope that'll be enough.

When I lived abroad and didn't speak the language, it became a natural reaction for me. I wouldn't blame her! :/

That's a pretty crappy joke for a first meeting. I find them to be the pretentious bitches. If they were joking, wouldn't they take your response as joking also?

thats what i thought

If he is rich I don't see a problem

Ladies and gentlemen, we found out gold-digging bitch.

You got thumbed down quick. xD

pandainspandex 19

I would explain yourself ASAP. It will be more believable if you do it sooner. I'm deaf in one ear, so I miss a lot of what people say. I've had similar situations happen to me, and 99% of the time the problem can be solved by just explaining yourself. Good luck!

The one time when the old "smile and nod" does not work.

Just smile and wa... ABORT! ABORT!

It's always hard to make a good first impression on the other parts parents. But why didn't you just ask them to repeat it or joke it off as they were jokingly asking in the first place?

I once had an ex boyfriends mother assume I was with him for a green card. Which is stupid, because I was born in the country. It's rude to assume though.

You should have just told them you didn't hear what they said.

"I'm sorry I didn't hear you. what was that?"

Exactly! So many of these misunderstanding FMLs can be solved by asking a simple question. It's not rude to ask people to repeat themselves.

That awkward moment when you've already asked 3 times.