Ask A Stupid Question Day: September 28th

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty

HAPPY ASK A STUPID QUESTION DAY!

 

"He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask is a fool forever."

Mark Twain

 

There's always something that appeals to me about Ask A Stupid Question Day! Is it stupid to ask how many people don't know today, September 28th is  Ask A Stupid Question Day? Nonetheless, as it is a day that "gives you permission" to ask a stupid question(s) without fear of ridicule, why not take the opportunity today to ask all those burning questions you've been afraid to ask because you didn't want any one to think you're stupid?

 

"Don't be afraid to ask the dumb question. Everyone else will be relieved you had the guts to ask."

... Sheryl Sandberg

 

National Ask A Stupid Question Day

 

Are you thinking it might be stupid to ask just how Ask A Stupid Question Day came about? Here's your not-stupid answer ~ the day was started by teachers over 30 years ago to encourage students to ask questions and not worry about sounding stupid!

 

"There are naive questions, tedious questions, ill=phrased questions put after inadequate self-criticism. But every questions is a cry to understand the world. There is no such thing as a dumb question."

... Carl Sagan

 

If you want to participate in Ask A Stupid Question Day and are struggling to come up with a stupid questions, here are 20 stupid questions from a very comprehensive list of 100 stupid questions from You-Can-Be-Funny.com:

 

1. Why do they cotton swab the guy's arm with rubbing alcohol before a lethal injection?

2. Why do 24 hour, 7 days a week (Including holidays!) Super Markets have locks on their door?

3. Why do Aliens abduct Humans if we are an inferior race?

4 Why are rat traps in the car-care section of my supermarket?

5. If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

6. When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?

7. Would a fly without wings be called a walk?

8. Do blind people feel 'Love at first sight'?

9. If peanut butter cookies are made from peanut butter, then what are Girl Scout cookies made out of?

10. Why is a person who plays the piano called a pianist, but a person who drives a race car not called a racist?

11. Did Adam and Eve have navels?

12. If a hen-and-a-half could lay an egg-and-a-half in a day-and-a-half, how long would it take a monkey with a wooden leg to kick all the seeds out of a dill pickle?

13. Why do we park in a driveway and drive on the parkway?

14. Why is the word "abbreviation" so long?

15. Why is there no "w" in "one", but there is a "w" in "two" and we don't use it?

16. How do you know when you have run out of invisible ink?

17. Why do kamikazes wear helmets?

18. Can you stake a vampire with an artificial heart?

19. Why is it called lipstick if you can still move your lips? 

20.  Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food? 

 

"If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest drown, too?"

... George Carlin

 

Video: Stupid Questions For Stupid Question Day

 

 

By the way, IT'S NOT A STUPID QUESTION to ask if it's a good time to buy or sell a home in the Charlotte metro area... if you want a smart answer contact:

 Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker.

 

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (32)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ed Silva hi Ed... well, it's not me that sets the day! As for the look, I've been known to bestow on my husband, myself. :)))

Sep 28, 2021 08:47 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kat Palmiotti hi again, Kat... now that is a really good thought about the stupid questions. Always loved that one by George Carlin.

Sep 28, 2021 08:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog hi Bill... I agree with you. Mark Twain certainly had it right with his quote in this regard.

Sep 28, 2021 08:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Scott Godzyk hi Scott... I've had those calls, myself. I like to think of it as wishful thinking and not as a stupid question (although probably it is a bit stupid).

Sep 28, 2021 08:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Roy Kelley thank you, Roy. And thank you for taking time to stop by. Hopefully you won't need to answer any stupid questions today!

Sep 28, 2021 08:50 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hi Alexandra... I suspect that stupid answers might be more egregious than stupid questions!

Sep 28, 2021 08:51 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker - Love your closing to tie it all together.  I really enjoyed your post! The only questions that I "question" are the ones where you can tell that the individual is trying to show everyone how much smarter they are by asking that question!  HaHa!

Sep 28, 2021 09:45 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Nina- what a cute post and I totally loved it. You can always count on Mark Twain for a fun quote. What I am not fond of is when someone asks a question and some wise-A__ responds with "What? You don't know?"  

Sep 28, 2021 09:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® hi Sheri... well, you already know I like to tie in my real estate message with posts like this that are bit for the "fun of it." And don't you just hate those show-offs? Often they don't even know what they don't know!

Sep 28, 2021 10:01 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib hi Kathy... I hate those kinds of people, myself. In NYC when I was growing up they were called weisenheimers and it wasn't meant as a compliment!

Sep 28, 2021 10:02 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina to go along with Wayne Martin comment, it would be nice if we could fix stupid, but politicians are living proof that "You Can't Fix Stupid".

Sep 28, 2021 12:44 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto hi George, sad to say, but I do have to agree with you on our politicians. Of course, everyone complains about them but then keeps voting for them. I'm still trying to figure out what that is all about.

Sep 28, 2021 02:12 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Nina - I like your selection of quotes.  Let's face it, we can accept that stupid questions are a part of everyday life.  Maybe accept is a bit of an overreach but we can acknowledge that there will never be a shortage, right?  

Sep 28, 2021 03:47 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, I am so out of stupid answers after this last week and a half! 

Sep 28, 2021 03:57 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... I'll admit that I don't suffer fools gladly. But I have all the patience in the world for clients' questions.

Sep 29, 2021 03:17 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Michael Jacobs good morning, Michael... I like to think that as I get older I let things like silly or stupid questions roll off my back... more important things in life to be concerned about.

Sep 29, 2021 03:18 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I love everything about this post...

the holiday and its history,

the quotes,

the list of "stupid" questions 

Sep 29, 2021 11:12 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Sharon Tara hi Sharon... there's something about this that tickles my fancy. I resurrect this post with some changes every year.

Sep 29, 2021 12:43 PM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

That was worth the read.  My favorite was #12 with the monkey and the pickle. LOL

Sep 29, 2021 08:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089 thanks, Georgie... glad you got a kick out of this post. Each time I think I have a favorite stupid question and decide the next one is my favorite.

Sep 30, 2021 04:28 AM