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How would you respond if you ran into these kinds of questions (see details)?

Asked by Spinel (3220points) February 6th, 2010

PC World recently published The 20 Dumbest Questions on Yahoo Answers. These aren’t your typical “asking the obvious” questions. My first reaction was to laugh a laugh so hard it reached the thermosphere. But then I become a bit discouraged, as some of these Yahoo inquirers seem serious.

So, what would you do if you ran into these people in real life? How would you act if people in real life asked these kinds of questions?

How would you respond of this “genre” of question was asked on Fluther?

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vincentcent's avatar

They left my favorite, “How do you make boiled water?” If I am in the right mood I play along. Otherwise I move along.

Ame_Evil's avatar

I would be as sarcastic as humanly possible and wish death upon their ignorance.

Cruiser's avatar

Raphael had a deadline to meet and wrote a pretty lame story is how I see it.

HungryGuy's avatar

If asked here, I’m sure that most of those questions would be “Returned for editing.”

MissAusten's avatar

I’m just so glad that babby made the list! That made my day!

Once in a while, this kind of questions is asked on Fluther. How else would be all know about the wondrous frizzer? Too much of that would drag Fluther down, but once in a while it’s great for the humor it generates.

If someone came up to me at the store and asked one of those questions, I’d probably stammer out something polite and walk away quickly. If a friend or family member asked a question like that, I’d start off confused, wonder what they’d been smoking, and then make fun of him or her for years. YEARS.

ChocolateReigns's avatar

WOW. I don’t know what I would do. +GQ!

jbfletcherfan's avatar

OMG! These people give a whole new meaning to STUPID!!!

Bluefreedom's avatar

For people that would even dare to ask questions which are that blatantly moronic, the gloves come off and they get blasted with the most extreme sarcasm and belligerence that I can possibly muster.

Merriment's avatar

I’d take it as an opportunity to have a laugh and respond with humor.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I would throw a pie at my monitor ;)

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille well what are you waiting for!!

Silhouette's avatar

I have to agree with Cruiser and Merriment. I’d answer with humor and I wouldn’t write an article on it, lame is thinking it’s news worthy.

wundayatta's avatar

I would tell a long shaggy dog story that ended upside down with relation to the question. Anyone with brains would laugh. Everyone else would be scratching their heads and wondering how stupid I was. Hey! Win-win!

Michael_Huntington's avatar

I would just ignore that person

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@Cruiser-You should have felt that ;)

Papeversomniferum's avatar

I’d like to be able to say that people don’t act like that in person and only allow themselves stupidity when they are hidden under a screen name… But it’s not true, some people are indeed that stupid and defend it with their lives at times too…

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

I would diligently answer the question with a heartfelt effort to deal with the underlying problem.

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille mmmm apple pie!! Yum! My favorite!! More whip cream please!! ;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

On road apple pie???;0

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I would much prefer apple pie on the road behind the wheel of a 2010 convertible Camaro! Top down of course! ;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Great idea!You won’t even need a fork!lol!

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Yep! And I won’t need a napkin either! Few squirts of windshield washer fluid and drip dry at 80 MPH!

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Yep!Chickens that try to cross the road are excellent handi wipes at 80mph ;)buck buck buck….

Cruiser's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille I think you meant “…”! ;)

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

That’s only if they stare too long ;)

ducky_dnl's avatar

Well Yahoo Answers is a site I go on, and I rarely see questions like that. Unless they are in the “Polls & Surveys” Section..which people joke there. But if I saw any questions like that, I would probably laugh, then write “Wow what the freak?” Lol, at the questions though. :P

Y!A and Fluther User. :)

Irishmar's avatar

lol, i have to laugh at stupidity sometimes

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