Stupid Questions

Remember in grade school when your teachers told you, “There’s no such thing as a stupid question“? Guess what: there are.

Stupid questions happen all the time! In fact, I’m asked stupid questions almost everyday. By friends, by family, by colleagues. Everyone asks stupid questions. So, don’t be afraid! You’ll make a fool of yourself anyway.

Here’s a perfect example of a stupid question. My friends Caty, Jimmy, and I were sitting around today. Caty is Asian. She’s full-blown Asian. She has Asian parents. Jimmy knows this. He even makes funny remarks about her being Asian. He asked today, “Do you have an Asian Mom?

Now, what kind of question is that? That’s the kind of question that’s stupid. I can’t believe he asked that.


Other stupid question scenarios are:

Are you okay?” – When the person just got out of a bad car accident.

Why is the sky blue?” – Personally, I don’t know the answer, but who the hell asks this question? (Update: I learned why the sky is blue!).

Can I borrow a piece of paper?” – Are you going to give it back?

Can I use the bathroom?” – Yes you can, dummy. You can use the bathroom. The proper question should be, “May I use the bathroom?”.

What other questions can I ask?” – When trying to write a blog about stupid questions.


See? There’s a lot of stupid questions in the world. So, don’t be afraid to ask them! But, that doesn’t mean we won’t hate you for asking them!

Post stupid questions you’ve been asked in the comments below, or email them to!


10 Responses to “Stupid Questions”

  1. 1 lindsey December 3, 2010 at 12:16 PM

    omg this is my article .. i know im degrading myself here but at work i asked once “is steak beef?” .. in nutrition class senior year i apparently asked millions of stupid questions because i STILL get made fun of it for it .. but what can i say? i speak my mind! or ask it

  2. 2 Lady J December 3, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    I LOVE this post! Very funny and yet SOOO true! LOL

  3. 3 auntbethany December 4, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    My favorites:

    “Can I ask you a question?” Yes, why yes…you are capable of that feat.

    “Look up that website for me, okay?” Uh, Mom…I’m not connected to the Internet…I can’t automatically GET the Internet unless I have a connection.

    “About what time is it?” About?? You really want to know an approximation? Okay…well, it’s ABOUT 5 hours before 8:45…

  4. 4 Ghetto Owl December 4, 2010 at 6:04 PM

    Boyfriend: I’ll put it in the trunk.

    Me: The trunk is full.

    BF: How full is full.

    Me: Full means full baby.

    BF: How full is that

    Me: *getting slightly irritated* full

    BF: *opens trunk* That is full

    Me (internally): No shit….

  5. 5 Matt December 5, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    I yelled at a coworker for asking a stupid question. My boss thanked me, the girl started crying

  6. 6 Jimmy December 6, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    ….Wait, is Caty’s Mom really Asian? You never said the answer…

  7. 7 kindkerry80 December 14, 2010 at 3:54 PM

    I totally agree with you stupid questions really do exist…

  8. 8 No. Shan't. December 17, 2010 at 8:48 PM

    I personally find ‘Can I borrow a tissue?’ much more amusing than the paper one.
    Although this must be the most stupid question in the history of stupid questions – ‘Can I ask you a question?’

  9. 9 Chilled Leo December 27, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Love the post stupid questions can be funny if asked at the right time.. not so funny when the asker can claerly see you’re not ok but will come and ask the irritating
    “Are you Alright Question”

  10. 10 funny-wait? December 27, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Used to work in a restaurant and a woman says… I don’t like beef, then orders a chicken fried steak! lol

    I asked my German friend if she liked Jews, but really, I wanted to know if there were any hard feelings!

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