Why do people ask stupid questions? If the answer is to get stupid answers, then well, you earned it, I say.
Today morning I had such an encounter. Today, being my birthday, I was in elevated spirits and that was brought down by, yes you guessed it right, stupid questions.
So, this guy, an old friend, sent a chat in Facebook asking how are you and the likes. As the chat progressed it went like this:
Are you carrying? I answered, No. (What??!! No one has ever asked me this question directly. Mind you, this came after the “is there any new news with you” question. Clearly, the answer “No” didn’t suffice.)
Got job? – Answered the obvious, No. (The depressing question I have been answering since my wedding. 7 and a half years its been since I left my job and my career. In a million lives you will not understand the trauma you are subjecting me to with this simple question. All I want to reply is, shut the hell out and get lost; I reply no, feeling guilty for not having a job.)
Enjoying days and nights? – Well, I write on my blogs and I shared the links to the blog sites as proof. He was clearly confused seeing those and didn’t hide his surprise which came as a mingle of “you are talented!” and “you kidding me?” comments. (Why such surprise I always wonder?)
How many kids do you have 2 or 3? – One, I answered. (Yeah, I understand, friends lose track of each other and might not be up to date with the count of friends kids. But I wasn’t impressed with the 2 or 3 there.)
You have 1, 2, 3 or 4 kids? – Why are you asking the same questions again and again? I have just one kid. (A jobless housewife, who enjoys days and nights and kids herself as a writer with blogs, must have to have a minimum number of kids. One is way less!!)
It’s been more than a year since I saw any of your updates and you looked like you are carrying in a recent photo. – Don’t you have intelligence of any sort to interpret at all? (Way to go my friend! When some one tells you that she is not carrying, it means she is not carrying. How many times it need to be spelled out? The Phd you are doing now is in a lot of trouble, no doubt.)
So cooking done? – (This doesn’t even need a response. What else do I have to do, other than cooking, enjoying days and nights and procreating!)
And there goes the so called friend with stupid and dumb questions. I did not even check the rest of my chat to see what more stupidity he filled my inbox with!
If you are someone’s friend, please knock some sense into you before bombarding anyone with stupid questions, especially the “baby” ones. Not cool bro, not cool.
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