10“It was pouring rain, so all my plans got canceled. I just chilled out at home.”
Use this response when your weekend plans got ruined so you decided to stay home instead.
It’s especially good to use if you had told the colleague or manager about your plans.
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10 responses when you spent it with friends and family
A great weekend can involve chilling out with friends and family, by going out on the town, having a game night, planning a movie night and so much more.
These weekends are generally more exciting and are when you make the memories that will last a lifetime.
Since weekends such as these can be spent doing different things, it’s better to give a summary of events than to potentially overwhelm your colleague or boss with all that information. So basically, short and to the point.
When you get asked “how was your weekend?” after spending it with friends and family, here are some ways you can respond:
11“My girlfriend/boyfriend and I rented a cabin/hotel room and had a romantic getaway. It was much needed!”
This is a good response whenever you spend an intimate weekend with a lover.
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12“It was fantastic! I spent it with some of my old college friends and we had a blast catching up.”
Use this when you’ve had an amazing weekend with friends. You may also include minor details of what happened during the weekend.
13“It was so relaxing. We went swimming in the lake and had a little bonfire.”
This is a good response to use when your weekend with family was more on the slow-paced side but was nonetheless enjoyable.
14“It was a riot! We all had too much to drink and passed out at Dan’s house!”
This is a good way to respond to “how was your weekend?” when you had a very eventful weekend, whether you drank until you passed out, went dancing, or went to a concert.
However, we would suggest that you could say this to a colleague you are close to, but maybe not your manager/boss!
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15“It was lovely- thanks for asking. We had a family game night and invited some neighbors over. You should come next time.”
This is a good response to use since family game nights are common on weekends. Extending an invitation shows that you see the colleague as a friend.
16“There was some good weather, so we had a family picnic in the park. The kids had so much fun.”
This is another example of a weekend that was pretty laid back but was also very entertaining.
17“It was great, thanks for asking.”
This is a good response to use when you don’t feel like giving too much detail, especially when you aren’t close with the boss or co-worker.
It’s also perfect when you aren’t in the mood for a conversation, but you don’t want to come off as rude.
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18“I had a really good one. I hope you did too.”
Use this response when you aren’t prepared to tell your story to the person who asked, but you wish to answer out of politeness.
19“It was a much-needed mini family vacation. I should take them more often.”
This is an especially good response to use with an understanding boss when you feel like you have a lot on your plate and you are relieved to have time to yourself.
It sends a subtle message that maybe he/she should ease up a little.
20“It was pretty good actually. I spent the weekend with my partner’s family and got to know them a little better.”
Use this type of response for family-related weekend activities. It is a good response because it sends the message that you belong to a loving family.
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5 responses about the weekend during the pandemic
Pandemic weekends are much different from regular weekends. Most of it is spent in quarantine and those brave enough to go out in public spend it at awkward social distances.
In most cases, the person already knows the answer, so this is generally a way to make small talk.
In some cases, such as when close friends and family ask, it’s a way to check up on you and find out how you’re managing all the changes.
Here are 5 ways to respond to “how was your weekend?” during the COVID-19 pandemic: