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Old 12-27-2008, 10:47 AM   #1
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There is never a dumb question, only dumb people!

Who has the courage to start this?

(I'm too busy playing my pinball machine.)

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Old 12-27-2008, 10:49 AM   #2
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If there are no stupid question, what sort of questions do stupid people ask?
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If there are no stupid question, what sort of questions do stupid people ask?
I like your question for starters!




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Old 12-27-2008, 10:56 AM   #4
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Old 12-27-2008, 01:45 PM   #5
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If you could post here anonymously, you might get a better response.
Maybe create a thread where Member name isn't posted or Guests can post.
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Old 12-27-2008, 02:13 PM   #6
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I was at an auction today, and I heard the poor girl at the desk repeatedly telling someone the main auction starts at 4:30, the furniture is in that. No, I can't tell you the exact time the furniture comes up. Yes, the main catalog sale starts at 4:30. Yes the furniture is in it. No, I can't give you a time for the furniture.

Poor girl.

Then later I got up from my seat (leaving my bag and some items at the sofa) for literally five seconds to check an item, and I turn around and this old lady is sitting in my chair. I'm like, umm, I'm sitting there. See my purse?

On a fun note, I was waiting for this damn book box lot the whole day. There was one single book I wanted in it - a leatherbound collection of famous paintings. The box lot of books right before it didn't sell, so they included it with the one I wanted. So instead of getting 20 books (already I only wanted one), I got fifty. But then I took a look inside, turns out there's a whole bunch unframed prints (saw a Miro in there) as well as a few issues of Eros. I have one issue of it- it has the last photo shoot of Marilyn Monroe. Sure enough, there's another copy in there. All for ten bucks!

Also snagged two framed prints of Toulouse Lautrec with two other prints for $10. Will post pics in a little bit..
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:13 PM   #7
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Who has the courage to start this?

(I'm too busy playing my pinball machine.)

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Hmmm ... considering that "dumb" actually means unable to speak. I would have to say that since a question cannot speak (and can only be spoken), then all questions are by definition "dumb."

Some people are also dumb, but far from stupid. Same goes for animals (which is where we got the phrase "dumb animal").

As for stupid questions, there are plenty of those out there, along with stupid people. Most of the really stupid questions have more to do with the inability of the asker to listen to either what they are saying or what the other person says in response.

Every once in a while, however, there is a question that pushes the boundaries of sheer stupidity. Such as the one I was asked by a nurse who handed me a container of what looked to be ketchup (or catsup), told me it was urine and then asked me "Do you think there's blood in it?"

Any question the answer to which would normally begin with "DUH" is probably a stupid question. When you have the urge to whack the asker over the head with the nearest blunt object, it was probably a stupid question. When you find yourself doing a quick IQ analysis of the asker and coming back with an answer of 25 at best, it was probably a stupid question.
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Old 12-28-2008, 07:55 AM   #8
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In my first job, I once asked a customer if he'd like the documents couriered to him, or sent by ordinary post? He asked what the difference was, and I told him that by ordinary post, well, "You know how unreliable it can be". He said, "Well, as I'm in charge of the mail distribution centre for the western sector of the metropolitan area, yes, I have a fair idea". Fortunately, he accompanied the comment with genuine amusement and laughter. How stupid was I? His occupation and employer were written on the documents I was sending!

FWIW, he got them couriered.

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Old 12-28-2008, 10:53 AM   #9
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I had a disgruntled postal worker as a former brother in law. He was constantly regaling us with tales of the inadequacies of the USPS.
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I had a disgruntled postal worker as a former brother in law. He was constantly regaling us with tales of the inadequacies of the USPS.
Don't get me started on bad mail workers

Our mail carrier frequently drives in out lawn, and after it snows she won't deliver our mail because she can't drive right up to our mailbox. We even put poles up so she won't drive in our yard, but she just runs them over.

It's a shame. I miss the guy at my apartment. He would be able to tell if you were out and hold your mail for you. He was a doll
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:22 AM   #11
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I guess this is turning into a rant on postal workers.

At least you guys get your mailed delivered to your houses.

Here, they have central groups of boxes, so you have to actually WALK at least a block to get it.

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Old 12-28-2008, 12:31 PM   #12
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The mail box "at" my house is about one mile from the front door and up on the ridge. The post office annex is about 3 miles away.

I sometimes walk up to the mail box (although I am one of the few people who will - or can - walk straight up the slope of the ridge. It's a great form of exercise, but most people walk it in about 10-12 switchbacks.).

Most of the time regular mail does not work for me. So, I mostly use FedEx or UPS. Our regular UPS driver (Allison .... hi, Allison!!) is a complete darling. She generally pops in to pet the kitties and say hi to the doggies.

I don't think I've even met the regular postal delivery person. But then, it's never happened that I was at the box when something was being delivered.
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:09 PM   #13
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:22 PM   #14
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I guess this is turning into a rant on postal workers.
What's the difference between a chess player and a postal worker?
A chess player moves every now and then.

What does it mean when the Post Office flys its mast at half staff?
They're hiring.

What would you get if you merged the US Postal Service with Domino's?
Pizzas delivered 5 days late.

A lady bought a stamp at the post office and asked the clerk, "Shall I stick it on myself?" The clerk replied, "It'll get there faster if you stick it on
the envelope."

Did you hear the one about the unstamped letter?
You wouldn't get it.

Yeah, sorry, I know, those are real bad
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