So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Off-Topic Discussions. Read the Sticky before posting.

Moderators: Kevio, ElfDude, JesseM, RockCrue, soundchick, ChrisH, peb, Mike Jones, Bundy

User avatar
UnexplodedCow
Gold Carvinite
Gold Carvinite
Posts: 1126
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Omnipresence nearly achieved!

Re: re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby UnexplodedCow » Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:03 pm

spudmunkey wrote:There was a store that I would walk past almost every day on my way into work. I'd usually stop by a couple times a week to joke with the folks, and ask things like, "Do you sell eggs?" "Do you guys carry armpit wax?" "Do you guys sell taxidermied penguins?" "Where do you keep your 1982 phone books for Topeka, KS?"

After the first couple of times, their automatic response was just to silently point behind them to the sign on the wall above their heads.

The store was called "Just Rugs".

:laughhard:



Awww, feel the (rug) burn!
We are entitled to our own, wrong, opinions.

Guitar theorem: G=X+1 where G= guitars one needs, and X = guitars one has.

Do or do not; there is no understand.

User avatar
DesmoBob
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 416
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Hawaii

re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby DesmoBob » Fri Sep 09, 2016 5:27 pm

Hahah good stories today, really needed that. I was having a crummy day, this made it a little better. :)

User avatar
UnexplodedCow
Gold Carvinite
Gold Carvinite
Posts: 1126
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Omnipresence nearly achieved!

Re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby UnexplodedCow » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:30 am

This thread went suspiciously quiet. I highly doubt that silly questions/scenarios have failed to happen since last September.
We are entitled to our own, wrong, opinions.

Guitar theorem: G=X+1 where G= guitars one needs, and X = guitars one has.

Do or do not; there is no understand.

User avatar
Doctor Turn
Platinum Carvinite
Platinum Carvinite
Posts: 4543
Joined: Aug 2015
Location: NYC, sans rock clubs and 48th St.
Links/Contact:

Re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby Doctor Turn » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:17 pm

Politics has turned the whole world into a silly story since last September...
Carvin Weaponry:
1985 DC150K (koa) Stereo, M22N/M22SD w/black hardware.
1985 100 Watt X Amp 2 x 12 combo (XV212) upgraded w/ 2 Vintage 30's
...and other gear.

https://soundcloud.com/the_heavy_clouds

User avatar
spudmunkey
Elite Carvinite
Elite Carvinite
Posts: 15671
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: San Francisco Bay Area

Re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:20 pm

I was in a drive through a couple days ago and person asked, "for here, or to go? "

User avatar
UnexplodedCow
Gold Carvinite
Gold Carvinite
Posts: 1126
Joined: Oct 2010
Location: Omnipresence nearly achieved!

Re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby UnexplodedCow » Wed May 31, 2017 1:32 pm

I was recently emailing someone interested in one of my guitars for sale locally. I sent pictures, and they asked if I could send them complete pictures of the guitar (front and back).

They did not know how to open an attachment, so I had to walk them through it.

Recently, I was working from home, and it was on my internal messenger header (Skype). One of my coworkers asked where I was, and when I was coming in to work. They were the ones who approved the working from home situation.

I'm grasping at straws....and really love reading over this thread. It makes my day better.
We are entitled to our own, wrong, opinions.

Guitar theorem: G=X+1 where G= guitars one needs, and X = guitars one has.

Do or do not; there is no understand.

User avatar
DesmoBob
Platinum Member
Platinum Member
Posts: 416
Joined: Mar 2008
Location: Hawaii

Re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby DesmoBob » Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:04 pm

I don't know why I suddenly remembered this incident.

This was at my previous job. We were driving at the dock to drop off something. We were driving, stop & go, in the correct direction in a one-way road.

Someone called out to us. We looked around, saw that it was a dock worker in a booth, several dozen yards back. He motioned for us to drive up to the booth, which meant we had to turn around.

He then said to us, "Don't you know this is a one-way road?"

User avatar
Treadplatedual
Carvinite
Carvinite
Posts: 522
Joined: Mar 2016
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby Treadplatedual » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:01 pm

So, at the previous bank I worked for in Indiana, a customer came in and asked about opening a safe deposit box. Everything was pretty normal, until she asks:

"So, can I store something here, then head up to Chicago and get it out?"

Me: "No, ma'am, we haven't invented teleportation yet, but when we do I'll be sure to let you know."

:D


Also, same bank, I ended up being the de facto tech guy. I saw a little post-it on one of the monitors, saying "computer not working, tech support has been called."

I looked at it for all of five seconds, then told my manager to cancel the call - the monitor cable simply hadn't been plugged in. Good times. Saved the company 150 bucks or so, and my boss felt silly, win win.
2018 CS3 - Berylliums *IN THE OVEN* - Ordered 5/30
2017 SH6 - Piezo/S22s

GaryL
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 21
Joined: Oct 2017

Re: So, what's the dumbest question you've been asked?

Postby GaryL » Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:55 am

The time i asked for a little ice in my coffee and was asked if i wanted the ice on the top or bottom? :roll:


Return to The Backstage Lounge

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest