The other day I was at a party with a wide array of people including a couple of workmates. At one point, a single lady and I were talking to a guy who is like our bosses boss (a foreigner) when he ever so casually drops into conversation: "It's funny about Kenya. There are so many spinsters above the age of 30".
There was a shocked silence. It was like there was a planetary alignment and the universe gasped in awe at the callous statement. He went on talking about how things are done in his home town and we had to attract his attention to the fact that we felt as though he'd just slapped us in the face. (Would you believe he was surprised?)
If you're wondering what I'm on about, that's not a statement to use in everyday conversation. In fact it shouldn't be used anywhere except in classical literature. The 'S' word is only used to head this blog in jest. I don't consider being single at 30-something odd (though some of my relatives may not agree). Why, most of my friends are single.
Be mindful of what you say.