Are you able to answer multiple questions?
- What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
– Do you prefer it in a bowl or cone?
– If you prefer cone, which type of cone do you like?
The reason I ask is I’m trying to determine if certain ice cream flavors are more appropriate for eating in a cone or bowl, and if ice cream flavors usually match with one particular type of cone.
I don’t actually give a sh*t about the above question. I’m using it to demonstrate what I have seen here on fluther more than a few times. There are threads that will be full of the following….
“I like chocolate chip cookie dough the best! Yum. LOL!”
Well, that’s fantastic. But what about the other part of the question? Simply answering the first part of the question is worse than not answering the question at all. I don’t care what type of ice cream you like the best. The essence of the question is what mode of consumption and pairing of cone is consumed with your favorite ice cream. There is a difference, and it matters.
What explains this phenomenon? Admittedly, the topics I see this with are more of substantive than ice cream (souls, heaven, etc). But I’m not sure whether to assume this is intentional avoidance of the topic, conversational sabotage, or simply the result of peoples’ busy life resulting in a maximum number of characters read for any given question or comment.
And no – I’m not going to provide examples. That’ll just upset everyone.