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Offline Jerrymac

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Stupid things people say
« on: October 12, 2008, 10:51:04 AM »
I just had to do this. Put in a spot for stupid things you hear every day.

First I have to get this one out of the way.

 "There's no such thing as a stupid question"  :roll:
 
Here is the most stupid question ever... "Can I ask you a question?"

First of all you have already done that which you were seeking permission to do. Secondly, you have just demonstrated that you can indeed ask a question. The right term should be "May I ask you a question?" But then we go back to that first reason why it is a stupid question.

Now here is one to think about. "If I can do it, anybody can." Now just where does that put you on the social and intellectual ladders of life? Think of some of the people you have met and seen and heard about in this world. By saying that phrase you have placed yourself beneath everyone.

OK. I am sure some of you have some.   
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 11:33:18 AM »
Jerry, the only thing that I have to say here (is it the only thing, hee, hee), is that if anyone would start such an interesting and funnneee topic, it be you.  You make me laugh with all the things that you say....seriously, you bring that secret smile to my face and I love your posts, just had to tell you this thing, hee, hee.  Have the most wonderfully awesome day, great health to us all.  Cindi
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 10:30:39 PM »
One of the dumbest things I've heard was from a tourist to the ancient Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings in SW Colorado. The road into the site is quite long.  The question I was asked as I worked on their flat tire was "Why did they build these so far from the highway?". I usually have an answer for almost any question regarding the local area but was unable to respond with anything other than "Huh?????.
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2008, 09:11:54 AM »
"Can I ask you a question?"  it's my daughter's favorite question, followed closely by " can I tell you something?"

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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2008, 10:08:06 AM »
The stupidest question I was ever asked...

About 3 years ago one of the farmers near my place rolled his truck full of silage.  A lot of it went into my front yard and a stream that runs between my yard and the highway.  The Statie, obviously oblivious to things you might find in the country asked, "is this a farm vehicle?"  Nope, just a Formula One racer that spun out in Turn 3.  My wife's grandfather, also a farmer, just shook his head and walked away.   :-P
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2008, 10:13:07 AM »
"I will do anything......"

Does one realize what they have opened themselves up to by saying that?

But then seeing some of the crap I see people do on TV makes me think they will do anything.... To be on TV.  :roll:
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2008, 10:23:39 AM »
Ever get this one, I have to tell you something but it will make you angry. Bad on a couple of levels.

1) you've already pi$$ed me off with the thought of what you're about to tell me.
2) What are you supposed to accomplish by telling me this thing that will supposedly get me angry?
3) Get outta my face and rethink things through before you get an a$$ whoopin'!

Here's another: I never did nothin', or I ain't got nothin', double negative, learn the english language, ppppppplllllllease!!!


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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2008, 10:26:19 AM »
"I will do anything......"

Does one realize what they have opened themselves up to by saying that?

But then seeing some of the crap I see people do on TV makes me think they will do anything.... To be on TV.  :roll:

Or, the saying, I will do anything once. Ok, here's a plate of my vomit I just prepared for you, well, you said you'd do anything once, so bon apetit!


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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2008, 12:18:40 PM »
JM,, You must have seen my TV segment. You are right people will do anything to get on TV :-D

My favorite one is "Where are you 'at'?? I love that one. It just kills me...
And I am from Utah, and it still sounds bad :roll:
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2008, 02:59:48 PM »
I think it is one word down here, wheryat

Not real sure how to spell it.

I ain't never done nothing like that myself.
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2008, 07:08:13 PM »
"Where are you 'at'??

And what is wrong with that statement?

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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2008, 09:31:48 PM »
I think "Where are you?" takes care of it with out the "at".
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2008, 12:47:42 PM »
Indeed, you cannot fix stupid... :-D   

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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2008, 02:37:49 PM »
it took me 3 days to figure out that the morning greeting hairuuuyooo, was the NC rendering of 'how are you?'. 

i like "What were you thinking?".  obviously, if you are asking me that question, i probably wasn't thinking!
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2008, 06:16:16 PM »
Onya Jerrymac for starting this thread. In other words "Good on you Jerrymac".
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2008, 08:51:56 PM »
I ask a lot of questions in my line of work and I am always amazed when I ask someone a question and they in reply ask, "Truthfully?"  Just onece I'd like to say,  "no I'd rather you lie."  Usually, when they respond with such a question, they are buying time so that they indeed can respond with some fabrication.
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Re: Stupid things people say
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2008, 12:01:11 PM »
Another one that I love :evil: "I don't mean any offense by this BUT..." I just love that one. I usually pull out my pistol and pull the hammer back while they contemplate whether or not to finish that statement.
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