stupid questions

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by HatterDon, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Location:
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    Here's an idea for a thread:

    What's the last REALLY STUPID question somebody asked you? I'll start the ball rolling.

    Friday night, we're setting up for a gig and, right after our sound check, this lady asks me what sort of music we play [the usual question]. When I tell her 60s/70s rock music, she says, "Ooh, I like that music." Then she asks:

    "Do you guys do karaoke?" :shock:

    And I respond: "No, we're actually one of the very few bands in San Antonio that DOESN'T do karaoke."

    NEXT?
     
    #1
  2. SteveM19

    SteveM19 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2007
    Location:
    Cleveland OH
    Educators could write a book on the matter :roll:

    Mine is an alternative school -- students in my class haven't been able to function in a regular school for whatever (usually behavioral) reasons. As a result, they have missed a lot of school, sometimes even more than that.

    Once, on an intake meeting where I and the administration meet with the students' parent (parents is the exception, not the rule) and lay out what our school is, what we do, and what the student is expected to do, I got this beauty:

    Is my child expected to go to school every day?

    Sigh.
     
    #2
  3. SoCalJoe

    SoCalJoe Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2006
    Location:
    Walnut, CA
    A few weeks ago I was taking the youth basketball team I coach to our playoff game at a local high school and as I was escorting a group of 10-11 year olds in full uniform and holding basketballs an official looking gentleman (sure hope it wasn't the Principal) asked 'Are you here to play a basketball game?'
     
    #3
  4. Clevelandmo

    Clevelandmo Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2007
    First off, I'm surprised that this thread was started and seconded by two teachers. You two should know there is no such thing as a stupid question. That being said I'm happy to join in and include my first born as the victim.

    More than once he has come into our kitchen, which has three clocks in it, and asked me, "Mom what time is it?", even when I'm talking on the phone.

    However, if a question was asked some 27 years ago and I still remember it, then it must have been pretty stupid. In high school my best friend and I went to an away summer camp together at Notre Dame. I'm Irish/English/French, 5'6", slender with big eyes and light brown hair while my friend is Japanese, 4'11" with those typical beautiful Asian traits of slanted eyes, a round happy face and thick black hair. Well, someone asked us, "Are you two sisters?" While I was flattered, I still couldnt help but think that I was standing in front of a really really dim dude.
     
    #4
  5. jimsig

    jimsig Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2008
    Location:
    Boston
    As a train conductor I have actually had passengers ask me "What time does the 4:30p train to Haverhill leave?"


    When people come up and say, "I have a stupid question." My response with a smile is, "There is no such thing as a stupid question, only stupid people. Now, what did you want to ask again?" :D
     
    #5
  6. stlouisbrad

    stlouisbrad Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2007
    This isn’t really a question, but just people’s inability to read simple instructions. I work as an archivist for Selective Service records of men born prior to 1960 for the National Archives and Records Administration. If you were born after 1960 and failed to register their is form on the Selective Service website you have to fill out and send to Selective Service to get an exemption. The address where you send the form is clearly written on the form at the end of it, but somehow I get at least 5 requests a week sent to me, because people find our address on the website and assume that the form must be wrong. People’s inability to follows the simplest instructions makes me scared.
     
    #6
  7. HatterDon

    HatterDon Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Location:
    Peoples Republic of South Texas
    speaking of the military, I'll never forget leaving for a remote assignment and, first, making out a pay allotment for my family. I was in uniform and the clerk looked at my nametag and said, "Hymel, huh?" Then he looked down and asked, "How do you spell that?"
     
    #7
  8. IanHux

    IanHux New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    This past Friday at a track meet I was watching the races with some of my teammates. All the while we were just having casual conversation as a group of girls from another school were sitting just a few feet away. I'm certain they heard us talking. Yet, when in a fit of boredom, I decided to comment on the race in british accent one of the girls asked if I was british....
     
    #8
Similar Threads: stupid questions
Forum Title Date
Miscellaneous Stupidity OTD May 17, 2010
Miscellaneous Stupid GOP Bedwetters! Jan 7, 2010
Miscellaneous Stupid Human Feb 17, 2009
Miscellaneous Hey McCain! It's the Economy Stupid! Oct 6, 2008
Miscellaneous Stupid Vatican Tricks Jun 17, 2008

Share This Page