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When is "playing stupid" the smartest thing to do?

Asked by RealEyesRealizeRealLies (29471 points ) March 3rd, 2014

Traffic violations? Missed anniversaries? Returned items? Government overthrows?

Is there any time when playing stupid is the smartest thing to do?

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El_Cadejo's avatar

In generally, I find it helps if people believe you are dumber than you actually are.

Cruiser's avatar

Who ate the last piece of cake??....who took the last beer??...who used the last roll of toilet paper?...

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

But I got forty eight cans of soup, that’s a case, right? Shouldn’t that count as one item?

El_Cadejo's avatar

egh drunken fluther fail….. “In general, I find….”

tinyfaery's avatar

Whenever you are lazy and don’t want to do something.

filmfann's avatar

When asked about your involvement in Bridgegate.

Jonesn4burgers's avatar

Um, uhm, uuuuhhhhhmmmm, cake? What cake? There’s no cake in muh frizzer! Maht be jes’ a liitle ice slipped butween pancakes, ain’t nuttin’ butt a thang.

ucme's avatar

Donald Trump’s hairdresser…he tips well.

LuckyGuy's avatar

The apartment’s hot water heater broke. Nobody repairs a hot water heater – it is always replaced with the same size and type unit. Therefore, for tax purposes, the money spent should be considered a repair not a capital improvement. But what do I know, I am not a tax professional.

Mimishu1995's avatar

I play stupid when:
1. I want to be modest.
2. I know something but I want to hide it because it will benefit my “enemies”.
3. I want someone to believe I’m dumber than I actually am, in order to play tricks on them more easily when necessary.

Juels's avatar

Just about anything my husband does each day. I don’t think he is playing though.

GloPro's avatar

It was this Tuesday? I thought it was next Tuesday. I’m sorry, I can’t come to your fill in the blank after all. I was really looking forward to it, too!

Dutchess_III's avatar

Pretending like I have no idea how much money is in my account…when you bet I know down to the last penny.

janbb's avatar

Who farted?

KNOWITALL's avatar

People (in general) love to think they’re smarter than other people, they love to tell you everything about something, it’s the easiest way to get people to like you with no effort on your part.

That’s pretty much why I don’t like to play those kinds of head games, it’s a way of manipulating others, not cool.

tups's avatar

If you haven’t bought a ticket for a bus, you can just play stupid tourist.

kritiper's avatar

“The better part of valor is discretion.” My number one bit of advice to people is: “Honesty is always the best policy.” My number 2 bit is: “Some things are better left unsaid.” Be honest, especially if giving hurt to someone in someway is the result. If no harm is being done, then that is the time to watch what you are saying or what you could say.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@janbb Just saying lots of people play dumb to manipulate others (I don’t know how) or a situation (I talked about you to Janbb?)..lol

janbb's avatar

@KNOWITALL Just was ragging on your moniker.

KNOWITALL's avatar

@janbb Ah, I ‘want’ to know it all, I don’t think I know it all.

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