Reconciling with my ex means that I get my much loved furry running buddy back (this may have been a major motivation for allowing him peripherally into my good graces). She's a Siberian Husky, and because she's absolutely stunning, it's rare that someone doesn't come up to us to say hello and make small talk.

That person today was an elderly man, who was pleasant enough. I admitted that sadly she wasn't mine but a friend's and that I was working on get my own sometime soon. His response?

"You might want to work on getting a husband instead."

Is it rude to end a conversation with a senior citizen by giving them a death stare and then running away?