What is that question you just hate being asked?

@emdyey09 (264)
Philippines
May 6, 2010 4:15am CST
This is that question that will turn your good mood into the exact opposite. It maybe because the way they asked you or you're just sensitive about it. It could be your age, or it could be a question about your family. I believe all of us HATE being asked about something. Something particular. As for me, I have this scenario for an example. I am with a group of people, and since I am the silent-type I don't talk a lot, sometimes I don't talk at all, and then one by one they will ask me, "Are you okay?" I hate that question! And I wish I could tell them, since they asked, I actually don't feel okay anymore!
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@nehmer (609)
• Philippines
6 May 10
hi emdyey09, there are a lot of question the i hate being ask by someone else but something is much greater than that is when someone talks about my job like "hey nehmer do you have a descent job now?" i know it is not an offensive question but my heart always aches when someone talks about it. it makes my day bad that sometimes i get mad at that person.. hehe ^^
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I get that feeling too especially since I quit my job and decided to do freelance. Don't let it affect you though. Just let it pass.
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@pupupd (1521)
• India
6 May 10
That's right you must not let someone else's stupid question affect you at all. The people who ask such questions intend to harm you mentally, they purposely want to spoil your mood and if you get depressed or demoralised then you are allowing them to become successful in their attempt, dont let it happen. Let them say or ask whatever they want, you just respond blankly and move on.
• Philippines
6 May 10
How old I am? I hate people who ask me like that.
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Meaning, "What do you think my age is?" Is my understanding correct? That question kinda puts you on the spot. If you guess younger, lucky you, but if you guessed older (or a lot older), then you're definitely on a mess.
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@pupupd (1521)
• India
6 May 10
This is very common and if you ask around everyone will say that they don't like to reveal their actual age. Everyone wants to be always young, who wants to grow or look old?
@Metatronik (5923)
• Pasay, Philippines
6 May 10
You totally make me laugh when I read that you hate of being asked if you are okay? Because I could totally relate on it. I'm a silent type too especially if I am with strangers or it is my first time to meet them, and also if I am a new employee it really takes time for me to be comfortable just to mingle with them. I just hate it when being asked if "How come you are so quiet? or Why are you behave?" Hello duhhhh!!!!! that's my way on observing people that I could mingle.
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
HAHA! You can relate huh? So I'm not the only one who's annoyed with that question! Why do they have to keep asking, right?? We're the silent-type so we just observe, we're sort of warming up first before we talk, but that does not mean we're not okay! GRRRRRR! For most people is that really difficult to understand?
• Philippines
6 May 10
"how are you?", especially when you don't look fine or after something bad had happened and the one who asked it knows about it. every time i watch documentaries about social issues, and reporters would start by looking so sympathetic and ask, "how are you?" or "how do you feel right now?" i am extremely annoyed too. i also don't like that question asked to me every reunions. maybe it's just because it's so overused. i rarely ask that question to anyone even to long lost friends.
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Regarding the reporters, you're probably thinking they weren't really sincere. I mean they were there to cover the stories so the sympathetic look is like the requirement of their job. That question is also supposedly an icebreaker. You know the drill. They taught it in Elementary..it goes, "Hi. How are you?", you go, "I'm fine, thank you, and how about you?" Icebreaker. ^_^
@phoenix8606 (4978)
6 May 10
well, maybe it is "what are you doing' when I talk through the phone with somebody because everytime I answer they start asking me about that what I am doing and not about that what they are calling for and just waste my time sometimes
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
I think when you're calling a phone, "What are you doing?" is the icebreaker. So you'd talk more. But of course, for most of us, time is essential. I really don't get it why people stay long talking on the people when they're talking about the same topic over and over again. It is such a waste of time. And yes, I agree, why don't they get straight to the point of the reason they called. That is a point there.
@zralte (4186)
• India
6 May 10
How do you like our city/state? That's the questions I've been asked so many times in India, practically everywhere. It's not that the question is offensive, it is just that I have been asked a million times and it gets to a point where it becomes annoying.
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
Are you a traveler? I think you should just have a generic answer to that question, like, "I really like it!" Something like that.
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@megamatt (14327)
• United States
6 May 10
I really hate being asked "What are you doing?" when the person is looking at what precisely I am doing. I mean, how hard is it to figure out. I mean, this would be a valid question in some cases but not when it is completely obvious. Sometimes it will only take single digit brain cells to figure out yet people still ask my question. I grit my teeth and tell them, but there are just sometimes that I think about making up a sarcastic answer on the fly. The simple question of "why?" can get on my nerves, when I tell a person someone. Now little kids, I don't mind as much, because they are curious. However, adults asking this question, yeah that really irritates me, just a little bit, just slightly. Most likely the answer is a very irritated "because" and then I move on, without another word. So yeah, that annoys me.
@emdyey09 (264)
• Philippines
6 May 10
It's really annoying especially when you're busy. I wish people become more considerate. Haha. I wish. You know what. Maybe its human nature. The need to ask stupid questions just for attention. It could be really annoying but maybe it really is just human nature.
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• Philippines
7 May 10
Hi there!!! Asking about my age directly or indirectly irritates me the most .. Although they say age is just a number but sometimes I just feel something else is running in their minds. Perhaps they would just want to know if my age suits the way I look or the way I really am.