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Why We Ask Stupid Questions?

Updated on August 6, 2011

Ever wondered why we ask such stupid questions? Then after we have asked them we feel like the most stupid and blondest person ever.. While everyone else is having hysterics at what we asked were still trying to think why we asked it?

I will tell you why you asked it? because you were not concentrating and gave ammunition to your two worst enemies Mr Irony and Mr Sarcasm. Now they were playing a game of polka in your head and whilst they were having a rest they saw an opportunity and could not resist.

Well any ways I believe in Common Sense, and try to refrain from asking silly questions, however I usually do ask them and end up with silly answers from people. But today using my common sense I am going to answer a couple of silly questions that I got asked a few days a go.

Person 1- Please help I have got an addiction to Facebook, what can I do?

Answer - Delete your account, get rid of your computer and go out and make some friends the good old fashioned way.

Person 2 - Please help I cant cope because my friends keep texting me and I am a text addict, what can I do?

Answer - Get rid of your phone, and move in with your friends........

Do you see what I mean? I know these are only two of them but I get asked all the time by people and after have stopped laughing, I give them silly answers to go with it.. I mean I bet it happens to you too? You know your at work or on the phone and someone asks you if you can help them with a problem, and foolishly they ask you the most stupid of questions ever thought.

I remember working in the shoe shop here in England and I am telling you now, if you have never worked with the public, you don't know what your missing.. Because it can be so funny when they come and ask you silly questions at work... I mean take this scenario..

Shop Assistant - Good morning sir, may I help you?

Customer - Yes could you tell me where the nearest bank is?

Now I know that does not sound funny but when your the only shop on a street of banks its not exactly hard work is it? Believe me that did happen, I can still remember it, and having hysterics the customer laughed too because he did not mean to ask such a silly question but its still made me laugh even after the gentleman had left and all day to be honest. Every time I saw the bank I was laughing my head off.

I bet your all sitting back now remembering silly questions you got asked it could be at work, or your partner/husband/wife etc or it could have been your kids who asked it, and I bet there is one that sticks out in your mind too.. Keep hold of them because your gonna get asked a load more at some point, Just do what I do give them a silly answer to go with it......

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    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thank you for your comment "reviewer" but if you really think we are all dumb then I am very sorry for you.

      You see only a dumb person would write such a dumb answer like yours. But thanks again for your comment am so glad that you felt part of the community but I must say that your response is not the best way to make friends...

      Cheerio :)

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      reviewer 

      6 years ago

      I don't understand this. Its not entertaining at all. Why? We all know why we ask dumb questions!!!! Only dumb people ask dumb questions. Like most of you. If you ask me, I think you should delete this whole website. I hate it.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      I know, my friend decided to do it for me and my hair went completely White and then fell out :)

    • alian346 profile image

      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      Too much peroxide!

      Ian.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      hahahahah I love it alian :)

      I died my hair blonde last year and it fell out that was hilarious I ended up having to wear a bandanna for ages until it grew back :)

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      alian346 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      It's to do with embarrassment and nervousness and lack of time sometimes. The neural pathways get screwed and we blubber - all of us!

      If you dye your hair blonde does that count also? Sorry - that's blondist!

      Ian.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      6 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Hi Michele

      Am always doing it, but its always fun to admit it too makes it even funnier :)

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      Michele Travis 

      6 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      I do also, but at least we admit it:)

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Hello legitimo

      I know just how you feel there,I used to think it was just me with the stupid questions but have found out I am not alone... thank you so much for commenting and I am glad you feel right at home, thats always what I try to achieve when I write my hubs..... Many Thanks :)

      Calpol 25

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      legitimo 

      7 years ago from UNITED STATES

      It,s a lot of fun to know your not the only one with a stupid question,makes you feel welcomed,I am right at home.you will get use to it.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thanks d.william I will certainly keep em coming your way hun and look forward to reading your comments.

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      d.william 

      7 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Man you are on a roll, since becoming re-activated (or re-animated) on hub pages. You know how to hit the nail on the head. Funny stuff. Keep 'em cumming. I always enjoy your stuff.

    • calpol25 profile imageAUTHOR

      Callum 

      7 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (At Home With My Wonderful Partner)

      Thanks Megan, I am so glad its not just me that it happens too, lol I love the question about Jane Austen am so glad I was not working there I would have cried with laughter :)

      Take care

      Calpol

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      Megan Kathleen 

      7 years ago from Los Gatos, CA

      I worked in a bookstore for a while, and was once asked for "the new Jane Austen" book. Had to explain that Jane Austen could have nothing new as she died quite some time ago. But I do ask dumb questions all the time. I like to claim that while I can be an exception to the blonde stereotype, the blonde seeps into my head every now and again. Anyway, great question to ask!

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