I don't really like my living accommodations and have several roommates.
I was talking to my mom on my cellphone and she started asking:
Is your house any better? Are your roommates still really noisy?
The walls are paper thin and the person next to me was home (I know this because I could clearly hear every word of his Skype conversation that's been going on for the past hour). I tried to hint to my mom we should talk about something else but she didn't get it and I had to hang up.
She does this a lot. My grandma complained she doesn't get that some things shouldn't be discussed over the phone because the answer may be offensive to the other people who can overhear the conversation.
What's the best way to address this?
Hi mom. I couldn't answer your question about my house because my roommates are close by and I don't want to offend them. These situations happen quite a bit. Do you want to establish some code word for when it's not time to talk about something because people in the area may over hear it?
She has an extremely hard time understanding this.