It's Ask A Stupid Question Day! Go Ahead... Ask That Stupid Question!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty 179530

ASK A STUPID QUESTION DAY IS TODAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH!

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO ASK THAT STUPID QUESTION YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO ASK!

 

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

Mark Twain

 

I've always loved Ask A Stupid Question Day! So, is it stupid to ask how many people don't know today, September 28th is Ask A Stupid Question Day? Because today 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 always wanted to ask, but were 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

WHERE DID ASK A STUPID QUESTION DAY COME FROM?

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

 

20 STUPID QUESTIONS FOR ASK A STUPID QUESTION DAY

If you want to participate in Ask A Stupid Question Day and are struggling to come up with a stupid question, here are 20 "stupid" questions to get you started.

 

  1. Why do they cotton swab the guy's arm with rubbing alcohol before a lethal injection?
  2.  Why do Aliens abduct Humans if we are an inferior race?
  3.  Why are rat traps in the car-care section of my supermarket?
  4.  If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it    considered a hostage situation?
  5. When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?
  6. Would a fly without wings be called a walk?
  7.  Do blind people feel 'Love at first sight'?
  8. If peanut butter cookies are made from peanut butter, then what are Girl Scout cookies made out of?
  9.  Why do we park in a driveway and drive on the parkway?
  10.  Why is the word "abbreviation" so long?
  11.  Why is there no "w" in "one", but there is a "w" in "two" and we don't use it?
  12.  How do you know when you have run out of invisible ink?
  13.  Why do kamikazes wear helmets?
  14.  Why is it called lipstick if you can still move your lips? 
  15.  Why isn't there mouse-flavored cat food? 
  16.  Why is it called shipping if it goes by truck?
  17.  Why is a boxing ring square?
  18.  Why is the time of day with the slowest traffic called rush hour?
  19.  Why do round pizzas come in square boxes?
  20.  Why are chickpeas called chickpeas when they are neither chicks nor peas?

 

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

... George Carlin

 

Video: Stupid Questions For Stupid Question Day

 

“If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid; if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.”

... Tony Rothman

 

WHAT ISN'T A STUPID QUESTION:

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

 Nina Hollander/Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker.

 

 

You have real estate questions?

We have answers for all of your real estate questions!

 

  Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners, Coldwell Banker Realty, Greater Charlotte area residential real estate experts, have been answering smart home buyer and home seller questions for 22+ years. 

 

And check out our Home Buyer and Home Seller Guides? They'll also answer lots of questions you might have about buying or selling a home.

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 "The Right Broker Makes All The Difference."

 

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 Nina Hollander, RE/MAX Broker, Realtor

 

 

 

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Comments (34)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Nina,

Who knew?? I actually tell my buyers and sellers to ask any question! Even if they think it's stupid...its always best to ask and get the answer rather than be in the dark!

Sep 28, 2022 05:53 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Dorie Dillard Austin TX hi Dorie... I've often found that people are very apologetic about asking questions... all I can think is that at some point in their childhood they were told not to "be stupid" and it impacts their adult lives, as well.

Sep 28, 2022 06:08 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for sharing the information. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

Sep 28, 2022 06:18 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Bill Salvatore - East Valley thanks, Bill, for stopping by today. Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.

Sep 28, 2022 06:32 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Nina, for adding smiles to our faces with your list of questions.

Sep 28, 2022 06:32 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Roy... always happy if I can put a smile on someone's face. Always happy to have someone put a smile on my face!

Sep 28, 2022 06:34 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

Hmm why do we reference being humane when the injustices are caused by humans?

Sep 28, 2022 06:49 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Leanne Smith that's a good one, Leanne! I guess there are some questions that simply don't have an answer... smart or stupid.

Sep 28, 2022 07:06 AM
Leanne Smith

My philosophical side is showing. 😉

Sep 28, 2022 07:30 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Nina,
I do have a question
Why is there a Braille pad on the ATM drive-up? 

Some of the stupid questions I've been asked?
When I ordered a cheeseburger, the cashier asked if I'd like cheese on that.
When I ordered black coffee, the cashier asked if I wanted any cream or sugar.

Why can't people just listen?  🤪

Sep 28, 2022 07:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Nina, too funny, had no idea!    In real estate, many times our clients will say --- I have a stupid question for you.  BUT, in real estate, there is no stupid question, especially if they are asking!

Sep 28, 2022 08:30 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Carol Williams hi Carol... if I've learned anything about what sound like stupid questions in stores or other retail establishments it's that people are taught a script and they just parrot it... they don't even listen for the answer.

Sep 28, 2022 08:49 AM
Carol Williams

Yep!

Sep 28, 2022 08:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Joan Cox hi Joan... for some reason when people don't know something and have to ask a question they automatically assume it's a stupid question. I tell people upfront that they can ask me anything and nothing they ask is stupid.

Sep 28, 2022 08:50 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I always learn something from silly questions and some of them I probably would ask myself Nina Hollander, Broker 

Sep 28, 2022 11:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS hi Paul... and when it comes to real estate questions I never mind how basic they might be. I've always found that answering them forces me to rethink and reevaluate how I might be thinking about basic real estate issues.

Sep 28, 2022 01:30 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Nina for me everyday is "Ask A Stupid Question Day".  I excel in stupid questions ..... LOL

Sep 28, 2022 03:39 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Nina- what a fun post!!! I've heard annoying questions and questions for which I have no answers but I'd rather someone ask a question and learn something than not ask. 

Sep 28, 2022 05:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

George Souto good morning, George... stupid questions can often lead to very smart answers if you ask me!

Sep 29, 2022 04:08 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Kathy Streib I agree, Kathy... as Tony Rothman said:

“If you ask a stupid question, you may feel stupid; if you don't ask a stupid question, you remain stupid.”

Sep 29, 2022 04:09 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

There are no stupid questions, just stupid people who ask dumb questions. I think that is a saying...lol

Oct 02, 2022 07:05 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty good morning, Jeff... that is without a doubt one way to look at it. Sadly there's no shortage of dumb people!

Oct 02, 2022 07:13 AM