Question of the day.

   What’s a question we should never ask? 

   My answer: 

   My Dad has developed a really weird and kind of annoying habit over the last couple of years. If he’s gone for some longer time and only sees me when he comes back home, like after work or something, he’ll often come into my room and ask: “Are you alive?”, or if Misha is with me he’ll ask about both of us. I mean, obviously not. Which is often how I respond to that, or say that I’m just trying to figure that out myself or that I never was alive to begin with, he’s been just hallucinating, or that I’ve already started rotting so he’s extremely perceptive, but I’m starting to run out of ideas. And this has been, like, every single time for several years, like some weird, obligatory script! 😀 And it’s only something that he says to me/me and Misha, thankfully it’s not like it’s his standard, general way of greeting people, just a privilege for Bibiel. So that sometimes I start to feel suspicious. Perhaps he puts some mini doses of various poisons in my food and testing which one will finally do its job effectively but not too dramatically. 😀 

   What’s such question in your opinion? 🙂 

10 thoughts on “Question of the day.”

  1. Depending on the relationship, nobody ought to EVER (IMO) ask personal questions about someone they don’t know well. Age, pregnancy status, weight — all those are apt to make some more sarcastic soul say “None of your business and why would you ask such a personal question?”

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    1. Very true. 🙂 I don’t know if it’s a thing in English but here in Poland if someone asks you a personal question it’s a common thing to answer with “Are you writing a book [about me]?” People shouldn’t feel obliged to answer stuff like that for no good reason if they don’t feel like it.

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      1. I’ve heard the book response here too. It’s the speaking up about rude behavior that I think is the thing that stops most of us from not answering. It is very rude though.

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  2. I kind of know what you mean. I have a similar aversion to being asked, “Are you okay?” when I’m actually in a fine and dandy mood. Like, why do you ask? Do I seem NOT okay, even though I think I’m doing fine? That rubs me the wrong way. If I’m feeling snarky, I’ll respond with, “Yeah, how about you? Are you doing okay?” But if I’m not feeling snarky, I’ll mumble, “Yeah, yeah, I’m great!”

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