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People Reveal The Dumbest Question Someone Has Ever Asked Them

Some say that there are no stupid questions. They're wrong. See below.

Itsme2006 asked: Whats the dumbest question someone legitimately asked you?

Submissions have been edited for clarity, context, and profanity.


Next time, try screaming it.

When meeting someone new I introduced myself and she said:

"How do you pronounce that?"

So I repeated my name a bit slower and she says:

"No, I heard you the first time. How do you pronounce that?"

So I repeated my name even slower and made sure to be as clear as possible. Only to be met with:

"I hear what your saying! How. Do. You. Pronounce. That?"

I didn't have a clue what she wanted from me. Our mutual friends all looked super confused too. Finally the class began and the conversation just ended.

facingmyselfie

Did... did she mean "spell"? Does she think pronounce is a fancy way of saying spell?

vinja_1234

This actually seems like it could be what happened.

BrianBH1

Nailed it.

If my 1 year old and 4 year old are twins...

makirun

"They're 3 years apart..."

"Well are they or aren't they?"

tanya6k

My mom told me this exact situation happened to her. My brother and I are 2 years apart, and asked several times if we were twins. One is clearly an infant, and I was almost done being a toddler, people be non-observant.

ButtCrackofThunder

I literally have no idea.

What are you doing in a movie theatre?

mansimar01

Hunting for rabbits, what are YOU doing in a movie theatre?

JvD06

I don't know about you but I'm eating popcorn off the floor.

campbellnator

I pay a hefty sum for the right to use this toilet.

fresh1134206

Whoops.

"Are you Asian or Chinese?"

HikaruShimura

Well? Don't leave us hanging!

boogzcorp

He's Laotian

Bill: what ocean?

Khan: from Laos! Stupid!

jiggywolf

Booze bushes.

I told someone I make my own booze. They were confused by this. His followup question was "You mean you go out and find it? Where"

I stared at him for what felt like a full minute not sure if he was f*cking with me or not. He wasn't, he thought alcohol brands foraged or mined for booze.

WanderingRaleigh

May have been thinking of Mountain Dew since it comes from mountains.

lilchey99

He does not know that it is actually farmed! You plant alcohol trees, water them when they flower, you extract the nectar, which is alcohol!

A3H3

Remember when Chris Christie wanted a quarantine? Lmao

"Did you hear that there are some of the Ebola victims that have turned in to Zombies?"

Said by a girl I used to work with, during the Ebola crisis. She had read some article about a man lying in a pile of corpses, thought to be dead, had been found still alive. The article said something like how it was "like in a zombie film". This girl had read that and COMPLETELY misunderstood and honestly thought the EBOLA VIRUS HAD MADE SOME ACTUAL ZOMBIES! I thought she was joking... unfortunately she wasn't.

vinja_1234

That reminds me of the time my ex was afraid the zombie apocalypse had begun, after Florida man got high on bath salts and ate someone's face.

That's a sentence I think has never been written before.

Workaphobia

Oh boy.

"Does this window cleaner work on glass?"

CoconutGushers

No, it's only for Windows 10 and newer. You want a bottle of comet and some steel wool for glass.

silversatire

There was that August memo...

Why didn't other places hours ahead of us not warn us of 9/11?

Mymy_Amya

I wonder if they were born that stupid or if they took lessons.

sea-astronauts

She is obviously referring to the time space continuum

Profitlocking

This one does the rounds on the internet a lot. Not saying I don't believe you but it seems to have happened to a lot of people.

barvid

Acronyms are a thing.

Does not capitalizing "acquired immunodeficiency syndrome" mean we cured AIDS?

Former student of mine asked me that when I wrote the words out on the board. She wasn't kidding.

DrgSlinger475

How would one arrive at that question in the first place? Some you could kinda see how they got there, but this one just makes no sense.

BrianBH1

When she raised her hand, she said "You didn't capitalize anything," just a statement. So I waited for her to continue. She said "AIDS" is capitalized, but when you wrote the words out, you didn't capitalize anything".

I explained that when you write the words out you don't have to capitalize anything, but when you write the acronym, all the letters are usually capitalized. She never did understand. After 15 minutes I had to give it up as a lost-cause and move on.

DrgSlinger475

Former student of mine asked me that

Does not capitalizing "student" mean you cured STUDENT?

Joonmoy

Capitalization vs no capitalization became the biggest joke among the faculty for the rest of my time there.

DrgSlinger475

Uh... whut.

Twin here! I'm a girl and my twin is a boy.

"So, can you like, feel each others pain and read their thoughts?" From a former colleague of mine, 100% serious.

"Are you identical?" (After hearing our gender)

"Did you mind that you were naked next to your twin in the womb" ??? Seriously??? What??

Seems to be really common to ask dumb questions to twins but I will never know why!

chrlkw8

I found out a new friend of mine was a twin and asked him, "Do you guys get on well?" He surprised me by saying, "No, that's a stupid myth!"

After a few moments of mutual confusion he said he was so used to dumb telepathy questions that he had just assumed that was what I was going to ask.

centre_drill

Dumbest question I ever got as a twin was "do you ever think you're the other twin?" With 100% seriousness

Dr4K02

Don't spill your electrons.

Not me, but my father told me this one.

He was an electrician before I was born and carried on that career until he passed, but this lady called him about her power being disconnected from her panel (They were putting in a new one).

Lady: So, I had my power disconnected and the wire is laying on the ground...

Dad: Okay, what's the problem?

Lady: Well, if I leave it there will the electricity run out of it?

Dad: ......

Lady: .....

Dad: Maybe point it uphill so it'll stay in?

Lady: That's a good idea, thank you! hangs up

Edit: It's a receptacle in the electrical field, just to all the people below my comment lol.

tiny__films

And German nonetheless?

I told a female friend that we are so lucky to have found a good kindergarten for our daughter. She was really surprised there are special gardens for kids and she didn't know that we were into gardening... Edit: forgot to say all persons involved were Germans living in Germany.

antifragile89

Sounds like someone failed kindergarten. Though to be fair, it does translate to child garden.

tanya6k

Go for it.

While waiting for the bus someone asked me once, whether eating a whole cow is considered vegetarian.

DrNumerus

If you eat an entire cow I'll let you call yourself whatever you want.

Artikay

Well, erm, no.

"Wait, aren't Einstein and Newton the same person?" - Engineering major...

walee1

For some reason, this made me realize we have no units of measure named after Einstein.

tanya6k

There's an element named after him. So there's that.

goldman199x

Yeah, I'm pretty sure.

A new coworker asked me what my name is so I told him. Then he asked if my name is short for anything. I said no and he asked if I sure about that. I thought he was joking. Turns out he wasn't.

punkterminator

To be fair, I think punkterminator is traditionally short for punkterminatorsuperzord

RevMask

You know it's not a great place to work when employees band together to walk out. Literally.

Unions were basically created for this reason, by having the working people band together to fight against being mistreated by corporations, they create power in numbers. Even without a formal union, there is still power in numbers--no company wants to be tasked with explaining themselves like that.

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