Monday, May 03, 2010

Sick Day XXXIV

Why do people ask if they can ask a question? Why don’t they just ask the friggin question in the first place? How many times have you ever heard anyone say “No, you may not ask me a question.”

So I get sick when I hear “May I ask you a question?”, “Let me ask you this?”, or even, “Hey, I’ve got a question for you.”

Just ask it; you rat bastard!


Blogger qandlequeen said...

I have a coworker that states "Question." and then proceeds to ask whatever. Being the smartass that I am I respond "Answer."

Yes, it is annoying. Just spit it out.

6:03 AM  
Blogger darev2005 said...

There are lots of times when an inmate will say "Can I ask you a question?" and I'll just say "You just did" and walk away leaving them sputtering. I'm a rude old SOB sometimes. But I just do that to the ones who give me crap.

6:52 AM  
Blogger mark said...

Life must be pretty good in your village if that's the worst you face. I think what you've described is what differentiates the west coast beat-around-the-bush mentality from the east coast direct-and-in-your-face operating mode.

8:26 AM  
Blogger Auntie said...

man, you really have run outta sick day ideas. how about one about the annoying woman you work with who teases you about being out of ideas for your blog?

12:41 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

As I get older (and more crotchety) I find the question, “Would you do me a favour?” a bit of an aggravation. Where once I would answer, “Sure!” now I reply, “It depends on the favour.”

1:02 PM  
Blogger The Guy Who Writes This said...

QQ, I'll be using that one, thanks.

Darev, It's a wonder they haven't ganged up on you.

Mark, there are 33 previous sick day posts here. I've just about covered them all. Oh, Sunday Market is starting again next week...

Auntie, possibilities are endless.

Beth, I never agree to a favor before hearing it. Not like an agreement is a contract of any sort. Why are we bound by honor.

5:45 AM  
Blogger Tango said...

I hate the finger quote, unquote more

10:36 AM  

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