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What would you say if you asked,"Are you crazy" and the answer was yes?

Asked by LostInParadise (28497points) June 19th, 2010

I know most here would not ask such a thing, but suppose some stranger did or said something that annoyed you and and you blurted out, “Are you crazy?” and the person very matter of factly answers, “Yes I am.”

That could make for a very surreal conversation.
“You’re kidding, right?”
“No, I have been diagnosed as borderline criminally insane. Yourself?”

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Cruiser's avatar

Yes is a pat answer from 90% of my family and friends…quite normal in fact.

Coloma's avatar

I’d just make sure I never left any butcher knives or scissors lying around if I had them to dinner.

Plastic cutlery only and serve the steaks well done to keep temptation at bay.

Draconess25's avatar

“Join the club.” Then, I’d probably invite them to dinner.

HoneyBee's avatar

I’d probably say “Thanks for your honesty. It’s most appreciated.”

Then possibly change my behavior in some situations in order to not be on the receiving end of their craziness. Sometimes it can be fun and other times it can dangerous and act according to the situation.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

“Who isn’t?”
I wouldn’t do anything to make them angry, but if they want a conversation I’ll give’ em one.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I would loudly say that I don’t believe them and challenge them to a duel ;)

MissA's avatar

My first response would be the question, “Are WE related?”

Then I’d simply play it by ear and hopefully end the conversation on a good note, a•chord’•ing•ly.

filmfann's avatar

Me too. Wanna share meds?

Your_Majesty's avatar

If I know he’s really suffer from some psychological issue that he brands himself as “crazy” then I’ll say “good to know” and walk away. This could be a joke but I better be careful with myself. Many crazy bum around my town are know to carried disease and will attack you even if they’re unprovoked.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

I’d say ‘well, it shows’...depends on the situation, though

Facade's avatar

I’d probably ask them if they wanted to hang out some time.

wundayatta's avatar

“I thought you were one of us! You know, if we walk down the street talking to ourselves, people might actually think we’re talking to each other!”

anartist's avatar

I might say “about what?”

El_Cadejo's avatar

We’re all a little mad here….

YARNLADY's avatar

It takes one to know one.

My brother always says “Yes, and I have the paper to prove it” He spent time in a state mental institution.

shpadoinkle_sue's avatar

What kind of reaction does he get, if you don’t mind sharing.

YARNLADY's avatar

@py_sue People are uneasily amused. He is a very happy-go-lucky person, and is not ashamed of his oddity.

anartist's avatar

There’s always, “yes, and what else is new?”

meagan's avatar

I LOVE THIS QUESTION. I’m blatantly open with my sanity (or lack there of) with most people that I know. I never understood why personality disorders should be hush hush. So what if I’m a little off?
Crazy people are the nicest and most genuine.

ApolloX64's avatar

I’d tell them I believed them, but my other personalities are still debating.

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