Me: "Were you close to her?"
A.C.: "I've only met her once about a year ago."
Me: "Was her death sudden?"
A.C.: "She's been battling cancer for three years now."
Me: "I wouldn't go."
A.C. (turns to other coworker in the room): "Should I go to my boyfriend's step-grandmother's funeral? I really think his family would appreciate me going."
Me: "Then why don't you go?"
A.C.: "Oh, I'm just not sure if my boyfriend wants me to go or not."
Me: "Why don't you ask him?"
A.C.: "Oh, I can't do that!"
...and on and on and on...