Friday, 26 October 2012

Siily questions

"Goodness! Is that the time?"
Yes. You've just looked at your clock/watch. You know that's the time.

"Is anyone sitting in this chair?"
Look carefully. Can you see anyone? No? Then it may be taken, but there's no one sitting in it, is there?

"Who can that be?" (ie at the door/on the phone. The Archers specialise in this kind of question)
Well, go and see, and you'll find out, won't you?

"Are you all right?" (to someone in flames/lying crushed under a lorry/falling off a cliff)
Well, what do you think? Does s/he look all right? No? Then GET HELP!

There are a lot of these around. Do feel free to contribute any more you may have up your sleeve.

20 comments:

  1. 'Does this taste off to you?' - well it smelt off so I did'nt taste it...

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  2. "Have you really thought about that?" A popular question from well-meaning friends and family members when one announces an important step one is about to take, such as starting a new job, marrying someone, buying a flat etc. "What do you mean - thought about it?! I didn't know one has to THINK before taking decisions!! Thank you so much for reminding me..."

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  3. When they've lost something, my daughters loathe it when I ask, "Where did you last see it?"

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    1. That's not a silly question, but a very reasonable one and can often lead to finding the lost item.

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    2. I have to agree with Meike, Joanna, tho that question can be maddening!

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  4. Or just plain incomprehensible. Or is it just me? "Stepping into our power and bringing our AHP solutions to the table"
    (Jacqui Lunday, Chief Health Professions Officer, Scottish Government)

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  5. "Are you sure?" Well no since you ask, I've changed my mind - give it back! :-) x

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  6. Is your hair turning grey?
    This was first asked of me when I was in my teens! I didn't have a witty reply, just been coloring my hair ever since.

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  7. ...or " Have you put on weight?"

    Grrrr...

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  8. "Would you like help with your packing?" when there are two of you and you've bought a single bottle of wine.

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    1. I think this where the self checkout comes into its own (although it doesn't help much with anything)!

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  9. "Oh, is it raining?" when you walk into a shop looking like you just got out of the shower. Oh and when I was little I had a friend whose mother used to ask her "do you want a slap?"

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  10. Many years ago, when I'd just accidentally caused a cupboard full of crockery to fall off the wall, my wife shouted down the stairs: "What are you doing?"

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