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Do you ever start to answer a question and then think: honestly, who really gives a rat's ass what I think? I don't even care what I think anymore, so you just blow it off?

Asked by lillycoyote (24452 points ) March 10th, 2010

And that’s it.

Edit: Well, that’s not quite it, I guess, sometimes I do wonder, I will be “observing” or answering a question and I can see that so-an-so is composing and answer, and sometimes they seem to be composing quite a long answer and then they don’t. They don’t end up posting an answer and I always wonder why.

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Everest's avatar

People care when you’re radical [hint: double meaning]. The Wikipedia quoting crap don’t cut it.

Vunessuh's avatar

lulz wut?
No.

Dog's avatar

Awwww @lillycoyote Your opinion counts!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I still answer it!LOL!

njnyjobs's avatar

Fact of the matter is . .. . I do but then . .. awww, fuggedaboutit..

lillycoyote's avatar

@njnyjobs Yeah, sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t.

Cruiser's avatar

No such thing as a “blow off” question in this town. Plenty of lurve to go around for any and all questions.

MissAnthrope's avatar

Yeah, sort of. I’ll start to compose an answer and then I’m kind of like, Eh, I don’t really have much to add here or Who the hell really cares what I think about this and then ditch.

lillycoyote's avatar

@MissAnthrope Good to know I’m not the only one.

OneMoreMinute's avatar

other distractions that need attention, and I can’t finish my answer, so I scrap it

jonsblond's avatar

I’ve composed many answers recently that I end up not following through with. It’s usually because I get distracted. My husband will call, my children need help, etc.. There have been a few times that I felt very passionate about an answer that I would like to give, then I changed my mind because I know that I don’t have the time to get into a long discussion with someone, or I feel that I will be in the minority and it just isn’t worth getting into.

Dog's avatar

^^^^ Me too @jonsblond

Trillian's avatar

@jonsblond I’ve done that. I think a really good in-depth answer, then realize that others will argue this, that, or another point. I don’t mind being in the minority, it happens to me a lot. I do mind not being able to correctly argue my point, and sometimes this just isn’t the correct forum for stating my position. I have too many points to cover and not time or space enough to articulate all that I feel about it, so I just give it a miss.

liminal's avatar

I do that all the time! (I do it with questions all the time too…there are questions that I wish i could get rid of all together)

Dog's avatar

Some folks are not after an answer- they just want to argue I am learning to stay away from those types of questions as really I have better things to do with my time.

Arisztid's avatar

There are questions about topics I care a great deal about, impact me drastically, etc., which I want to answer.

I have to weigh the verbal crap I am going to take because my opinion is unpopular vs. how important it is for me to answer. By now, I rarely answer because I am so tired of internet fighting. There are many times when I sit there with a written or partially written answer that I wind up deleting.

Just recently I decided to answer one of these and I did in my quiet way. My wife came in and was more direct. I became more direct in my next answer because my wife was taking crap for expressing an opinion I agree with in a manner direct enough to take heat.

I will get in it again if my wife is taking crap, otherwise, I hold to my general policy of non-engagement.

Trillian's avatar

@Arisztid Hehehehe! i read the bottom line of your response first, and thought you said “If my wife is taking a crap.”! ;-)

CyanoticWasp's avatar

I assume that everyone would give a rat’s ass for my opinion, if they had one. (A rat’s ass, that is.) My opinions on the vital questions in Fluther today are worth at least a rat’s ass. Sometimes the asses of two rats, even.

Dog's avatar

~Why would anyone want a rats ass?

CyanoticWasp's avatar

@dog, I’ll tell you, if the price is right.

Arisztid's avatar

@Trillian If my wife was taking a crap, I would not enter the fray. That is not one of my things.

gemiwing's avatar

Sometimes I do that. For me, it usually boils down to either I’m too emotionally heated and I don’t want to participate in a flame-war; I don’t really think I have enough experience to answer; the answer is so obvious that I feel stupid answering it or someone answered better than I could and after thinking about it I realize that my answer wouldn’t add anything of value.

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