Do you get irritated when people ask you a stupid question?

Malaysia
September 30, 2008 9:55pm CST
I don't know if I'm being sensitive or complicated but I get really annoyed when people keep asking me, 'Where are you?', 'What are doing?', like I dont mind if they asked me once but if they kept asking me the same question I feel really annoyed and sometimes I just would reply, 'does it matter?, it's not like you are gonna come and visit me even if you know where I am'. I know it's a conversation starter but it's like there's no variation.... Ohh.. Screw it... I just want to know if I am not the only one or am I the only one... ^^
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28 responses
• China
1 Oct 08
of course no!for though he or she just asked me a question,it will not do any harm for me.I can choose to answer it or not.that is ok.
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• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
yes but wouldn't it be rude not to answer?
@mapuang (612)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
yes i easily get irritated when somebody asking me stupid question.. all i can do is answer them and if they keep on asking i will left them and say bye...
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• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
well, it's kinda harsh leaving someone for asking a stupid question but can't help but think about it. eh?
@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
1 Oct 08
My dad always said there is no such thing as a stupid question... only stupid answers. Even if it might agg me I would just say "I am talking to you". That would be the truth.
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
hurmmm... I give stupid questions back to stupid questions...
@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
1 Oct 08
Well that does tell me something.
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
tell u something about me?
• India
1 Oct 08
well those kind of statements are conversation starters as you said if people ask it repeatedly i do get irritated but at the same time i am very cautious i make sure that i don't hurt them i just make sure that they don't know that i am irritated and if they are deliberately irritating you then the acts are extreme
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Hurmmmm... deliberate or ignorant?
• India
1 Oct 08
if they are purposefully irritating then the acts are extreme this is what i meant
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
hurmmm... i think people do it most of the time with good intentions just that sometimes we are not so tolerant on this type of questions...
@marababe (2511)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Yes I do, too. I easily gets irritated and annoyed when people ask me stupid questions more than once. I mean, once is bad enough but to second and third it? Come on. There was this school mate of mine who asked me to go with her for nail spa and I said I can't cos I have plans already and then she starts asking me where would I go, with whom, what are we gonna do, and that I'm unfair. What the ---? What is she my girl boyfriend? Like I have to explain myself to her every time. And ever time she does that, I just go on a one liner telling her to go through with her plans and it's not like she can't do anything if I'm not there.
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
yes.. I had those type of controlling friends before.... sigh.. those type are worse than backstabbers as they suck the life force out of you... =.=
@marababe (2511)
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Ooh! And I'll add something. It just happened earlier, same person. Here's how our conversation went (through text): Me: The movie was okay. Not really scary but it's good. We watched Mirrors. Her: Ah really? What did you watch? Me: I said we watched Mirrors. Her: Oh, not Eagle Eye? Me: No. Mirrors. Duh! How many times do I have to repeat MIRRORS??
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Haha... Maybe your friend have attention deficit disorder or maybe she's dreaming of being Britney while answering you subconciously...
• United States
1 Oct 08
i get annoyed sometimes, i mean once or twice is fine, but there are people that ask that like, 2,3 times a day and thats all they talk about... i mean, whats the point to that?!?!
• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Yup.. weird people are everywhere nowadays... ^^
• United States
2 Oct 08
Yup yup~ haha
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
I will not get irritated as why should we get that feeling or angry because of someone asking those questions. Normally i would answer then busy with something important. And if they still asking again, then i would offer them whether they want to help out or not, normally after that they will not ask again. Unless, sometimes they do need my help, then they will keep asking and told me "Actually... " then no choice, have to swift focus to them if possible. =)
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
.....hurmmm... it will be good if the tone of voice is the tone of asking for help instead of ignorance..
• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Yes, you are correct too. =)
• Indonesia
7 Oct 08
when i call my friends, my first words is always "where are you?" sometimes they will immediately answer it "i am in my office, i am in the library, i am standing in queue in a bank, i am on the way, etc" but there are also times when they sound to prefer not answering. maybe they don't want me know where they are. or they are just irritated with my cliche question. but i don't mean to be annoying actually. i just want to make sure that i am not disturbing them. who know that they are in an important meeting when i call them. so, that's for their goodness. but, yeah, for other stupid questions, i would prefer not to answer such questions.
• Malaysia
10 Oct 08
Asking once is OK but sometimes if they keep asking the same old, 'where are you?' , it gets really annoying...
@Hatley (164345)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Oct 08
hi koharukusumi I may get irritated but I do not like to be harsh either as if I am working I cannot insult the librarys patrons either so I do what I can to stop the stupidty.
• Malaysia
10 Oct 08
Well, I would tolerate ignorance if I am paid for it, too..
@syankee525 (6294)
• United States
2 Oct 08
nope i just give them a stuipd answer. like i was helping my brother dig up his driveway, and yes people stopped at the mail box across the street from him and asked "you got a hole in the driveway ?" nope the rest of the driveway blow up ...... hey you got a hole in the driveway ? yeah i burried a body and i can't remember where in the hell i put it ...
• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Hahaha... Sarcasm at its best... I salute you...^^
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@dawnald (84153)
• Shingle Springs, California
1 Oct 08
Hm, I have boy/girl twins. One of my favorite questions is whether they are identical twins. Which, by the way, is NOT impossible I have found out, but it's something like a one in 5 million chance. Anyway, generally I don't get annoyed at stupid questions unless the person should know better. For example a co-worker of mine called and asked me the exact same question she had asked me the week before. Yep I was annoyed. But I answered it and tried to sound not too annoyed!
• Malaysia
2 Oct 08
Hummm....Haha... I guess some people have bad memory...^^
@mojcica (1512)
• Slovenia
1 Oct 08
stupid question get stupid answers :-D They dont irritate me but I always answer them with the same amount of stupidity LOL
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
I will answer them with EXTRA amount of stupidity...
@Hatley (164345)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Oct 08
hi koharukusumi ohyes,I used to work in our local library and the one stupid question, when I was seen putting books on shelves, do you work here? I wanted to scream, what does it look like, you think I am doing this for freee? and the one where is the childrens section when the du nce is standing beneath the sign saying Childrens section in very large letters.Or the one one I got asked a zillion times a day where are the books Sherlock Holmes wrote? come again, look if you dont know who wrote those go back to school.Or the one where the elegant lady well dressed and supposedly educated asks, how do you find fiction, by number? oh give me a break. I would just say use the computer there it will answer all your questions. Or this one,I am looking for book about a mouse and its about this size and has a tan cover. now I run screaming from the library. page gone beserk. no I really did not do that.
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Nice to experience all sorts of idiosyncrasies... ^^
• United States
1 Oct 08
OMG,not only do stupid questions annoy me like crazy, questions about things people have already asked me a billions time over annoy me also! Like I have a friend who will ask me things and I answer her then she will ask me the same question again over and over again. I have this other friend who is on her soap box preaching to me about this raw food diet she has been on this past week and telling me how I should do it but then I told her MANY time and I have even blogged about it like crazy within this past 6 months that I juice raw veggies daily and eat sprouts and nuts,hence, a RAW FOOD diet! It's like some people don't even pay attention what you tell them and they wonder why you get annoyed with them and they don't understand why you get frustrated with them.. I think they are just plain stupid or have some type of undefined/undiagnosed medical or mental condition or something! I also know somebody that will tell me the same story's over and over again, that drive's me nuts also..lol
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Hmmm... me too get nuts over repetitionness... Life's too short for redundancy...
• United States
1 Oct 08
hi Depending on the persons age matters me in responding the question they ask me.For example a kid asks me the same question repeatedly, I try to answer as many times as possible,because kid doesn't know that he is irritating me.If a person of our age asks the sam equestion repeatedly then definetly I get irritated with that person.I think i'm short tempered,so definetely I will get irritated easily....
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Hummm... an adult pretending to be a kid must be the worst thing...
@shoeb000 (321)
• India
1 Oct 08
well usually no, i dont get irritated... but when i am with my gf and people keep asking me the stupid questions on phone, then yes, i get irritated a lot, that time i think, once i said i am at xxxx place and busy then why he or she is bothering me again and again.
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
hmmm... some people just can't see other people in love, can't they?
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
1 Oct 08
every time.. in fact there is a community inside orkut called "I hate stupid questions" and there is a lot people inside of there! You don't need to feel that you are the only one that thinks like that..
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
hurmmm... nice to know there are a lot of ppl who hate intellectual insults..
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
U just dont know how much especially when I am not in the mood, tired or something like that.. tsk tsk..
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Yup.. We're vulnerable towards stupid questions when we're tired..
• Philippines
1 Oct 08
Yes, I do sometimes especially if I am in a very bad mood or stressed, in those times, when somebody ask me stupid questions, either I snapped at them or just answer them irritatedly. However, if my mood is okay, I answered them nicely and not quite bothered with it despite it is a stupid one.
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
Same here... same here..
@lingli_78 (12841)
• Australia
1 Oct 08
oh yes... i am... i don't like people asking me stupid questions... to me, stupid questions deserve stupid answers... so, if people ask me stupid questions, i will certainly answer them with stupid answers as well... and most of the time they will get shocked when i do that... not that i am being rude, but i just want people to think first before they ask... especially if they are adults... why do God give us brain for??? to think... am i right??? another thing that i don't like is people who ask obvious questions... what i mean is, questions that already have the obvious answers which they shouldn't even bother to ask... take care and have a nice day...
• Malaysia
1 Oct 08
I guess we have the same school of thought.. But when I give stupid answers they say I am rude..