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Prowler
03-29-2017, 08:13 PM
Asides the obvious ones such as "what is your biggest flaw?", "what makes you happy?" and "where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?" do you have any questions that you have a difficult time answering? I have two, in particular:

1) "What is your favourite Iron Maiden song?"

There's NEVER a definite answer for this. They have so many great songs that I can't just pick one. Usually I'll have a favourite song or two from a certain band that stands out above every other, but in Iron Maiden's case it's really difficult.

2) "Super Mario Bros. 3 or Super Mario World?"

Yeah I refuse to break my head thinking of an answer for this one. World feels like an epic adventure but then again, SMB3 was massive for its time and it's also more challenging than World. Hell, I'm yet to beat SMB3. World 8 always kicks my ass.

So what about you?

mrmaczaps
03-29-2017, 08:53 PM
Any question that relates to something that whoever is asking has no business knowing the answer to... vague enough?

TheSkeletonMan939
03-29-2017, 08:54 PM
"What's your favorite band?"

I only listen to scores and classical. Hard to answer while not looking like some kind of idiot.

DisKosh
03-29-2017, 08:57 PM
"What's your favorite band?"

I only listen to scores and classical. Hard to answer while not looking like some kind of idiot.

I listen to a lot of musical theatre so I run into the same problem.

Prowler
03-29-2017, 09:19 PM
"What's your favorite band?"

I only listen to scores and classical. Hard to answer while not looking like some kind of idiot.
Tbh, I dunno what I'd answer to that nowadays either. Until 2012 or so I'd have said "Iron Maiden" but nowadays? It depends on my mood, I guess.

Oh and there's no way I can pick a definite favourite song of all time either. Although Down in a Hole by Alice in Chains is a great candidate.

Cure
03-29-2017, 09:30 PM
Anything involving History or Geography.

snake
03-29-2017, 09:36 PM
Who shot Nice Guy Eddie?

DisKosh
03-29-2017, 10:39 PM
Favourite Victor Hugo novel.

I think Les Miserables has the best story but the others have so many amazing characters, Quasimodo, Frollo, Ursus, Gwynplaine.

Jephael
03-29-2017, 10:40 PM
Why are so many people born with disabilities they never asked for? Bums me out, sometimes.

IndigoErth
03-29-2017, 10:46 PM
Similar, "What's your favorite kind of music?"

No real answer for that... just a mix of stuff? If I like it, I like it. I don't pay that much attention to what kind of music it is or who its by. It would be more effective to ask what I don't like.

TheCanadiandrome
03-29-2017, 11:22 PM
Anything involving History or Geography.

Gee for me it's anything mathematical

DestronMirage22
03-29-2017, 11:44 PM
"Why are you so quiet?"
Hate this stupid question l. What kind of answer do they hope to receive? It's just the way I am, no need to question me about it. :tgrumble:

TheSkeletonMan939
03-30-2017, 05:52 AM
"Why are you so quiet?"

Because only a fool talks when he has nothing to say. That's my favorite answer.

ToTheNines
03-30-2017, 07:54 AM
Who shot Nice Guy Eddie?

Mr White did.

plastroncafe
03-30-2017, 10:43 AM
That damn bucket puzzle from Die Hard 3.

TheSkeletonMan939
03-30-2017, 10:46 AM
That damn bucket puzzle from Die Hard 3.

Lol, you've mentioned that before I think. Definitely not easy to wrap your head around.

plastroncafe
03-30-2017, 10:48 AM
Lol, you've mentioned that before I think. Definitely not easy to wrap your head around.

Oh I'm sure I have!
At least half a dozen people have tried to explain it to me, and I'll glom onto it for maybe a second, but then I blink and it's gone.

It's clearly forbidden-to-me knowledge.

Mayhem
03-30-2017, 11:16 AM
I've already considered question #2 in the past, and it's Super Mario World all the way...

CyberCubed
03-30-2017, 12:11 PM
"Do you believe in Lord Jesus Christ?"

I say, "No."

Prowler
03-30-2017, 12:42 PM
"Do you believe in Lord Jesus Christ?"

I say, "No."
...then you don't have trouble answering it.

CyberCubed
03-30-2017, 01:25 PM
...then you don't have trouble answering it.

I just don't get why I'm asked this question.

Prowler
03-30-2017, 01:59 PM
I just don't get why I'm asked this question.
You get asked that often? By whom?

IndigoErth
03-30-2017, 02:12 PM
"Why are you so quiet?"
Hate this stupid question l. What kind of answer do they hope to receive? It's just the way I am, no need to question me about it. :tgrumble:
Oh yes, I'm a member of that same club and always hated that question. I don't hear it much at this age fortunately, and it's largely turned into an infrequent and less intrusive observation rather than a question, but heard it a lot throughout school. A shrug and "I just am" was/is my only answer. Like you said, what else do they expect? What if we asked loud mouths why they're so loud? Who should even ask these things?? lol


I just don't get why I'm asked this question.
You're in the U.S., a country that's gained a strong interest in religion, and what you said in your bully thread seemed to suggest that people find you approachable... That may be partly it.

Prowler
03-30-2017, 02:14 PM
I used to get given more flack for being quiet when I was younger. As an adult no one seems to care anymore. If they see you standing/sitting quietly in a corner or leaning against the wall they'll just assume you're not interested in talking to people and they'll just talk to someone else. I mean, it'd be rude for an adult ot come up to another and ask him to open his mouth :lol:

DisKosh
03-30-2017, 03:09 PM
Why are so many people born with disabilities they never asked for? Bums me out, sometimes.

I can't answer that either, the bigger issue in my view is why isn't society trying to do more to help people?

While some aspects of disability can't be helped by understanding many other problems are due to ignorance and the fact that our society is built for able bodied/neurotypical people.

...then you don't have trouble answering it.

Questions Cubed has trouble answering: this thread. :P

Seriously though, that is a weird and kind of creepy question to be asked. I'm Christian, several people in my family are either vicars or training to be vicars and I'd still be pretty creeped out if someone asked me that.

You just need to wear all black and no one will bother you. lol

MsMarvelDuckie
03-30-2017, 03:28 PM
No I get it. I get asked the same question as Cubed more often than I like. And it's hard to answer that one without A) sounding weird and/or creepy, or B) having to explain what I DO believe in. The short answer is "yes, sort of" and the longer answer is some variation of "I believe in ALL gods, and here's why". At which point they either try to "save" me/invite me to their church/etc, or they come out of it confused or occasionally genuinely interested or respectful.

Another one is what do I write when people hear that I am a writer. The answer is varied depending on what I'm currently working on but it can be hard to explain the fan fic stuff.

ToTheNines
03-30-2017, 03:31 PM
I just say yes but don't engage them.

ProphetofGanja
03-30-2017, 03:41 PM
I can't answer that either, the bigger issue in my view is why isn't society trying to do more to help people?

While some aspects of disability can't be helped by understanding many other problems are due to ignorance and the fact that our society is built for able bodied/neurotypical people.



Questions Cubed has trouble answering: this thread. :P

Seriously though, that is a weird and kind of creepy question to be asked. I'm Christian, several people in my family are either vicars or training to be vicars and I'd still be pretty creeped out if someone asked me that.

You just need to wear all black and no one will bother you. lol

Random question (that maybe you can answer): you ever watch The Vicar of Dibley? Hilarious show

DisKosh
03-30-2017, 03:44 PM
Random question (that maybe you can answer): you ever watch The Vicar of Dibley? Hilarious show

Yes, it's amazing! I think I can do a decent impression of Alice because I lived in Wiltshire for a few years.

ProphetofGanja
03-30-2017, 03:45 PM
Yes, it's amazing! I think I can do a decent impression of Alice because I lived in Wiltshire for a few years.

I loved that one guy who always said "No, no, no, no, no, no... yes" :lol:

DisKosh
03-30-2017, 04:51 PM
I loved that one guy who always said "No, no, no, no, no, no... yes" :lol:

Jim, my dad can do an amazing impression of him. XD

CyberCubed
03-30-2017, 05:39 PM
No I get it. I get asked the same question as Cubed more often than I like. And it's hard to answer that one without A) sounding weird and/or creepy, or B) having to explain what I DO believe in. The short answer is "yes, sort of" and the longer answer is some variation of "I believe in ALL gods, and here's why". At which point they either try to "save" me/invite me to their church/etc, or they come out of it confused or occasionally genuinely interested or respectful.

Another one is what do I write when people hear that I am a writer. The answer is varied depending on what I'm currently working on but it can be hard to explain the fan fic stuff.

They see that you're white so they automatically assume you're Christian and worship Jesus Christ, that's how it is for me.

Around Christmas time every year I get asked, "How are you celebrating Christmas this year?" or "Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?"

And I say I don't necessarily celebrate Christmas and I get stared at dumbfounded.

Prowler
03-30-2017, 05:45 PM
Jim, my dad can do an amazing impression of him. XD
My mother used to watch that show back in the 90s. I only watched a few episodes including the last one where she gets married. And yes, the "no no no no no... yes!" guy was also my favourite character :lol:

They see that you're white so they automatically assume you're Christian and worship Jesus Christ, that's how it is for me.

Around Christmas time every year I get asked, "How are you celebrating Christmas this year?" or "Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?"

And I say I don't necessarily celebrate Christmas and I get stared at dumbfounded.
Asking people what they're doing for Christmas is normal, though. I'm not a Christian either nor are m parents but they set up the tree and we've always exchanged gifts. Christmas is barely a religious holiday nowadays. Japan celebrates it and they're definitely not a Christian nation.

Christmas at my home was always about the presents and the tree. Never about Jesus or wtv.

DisKosh
03-30-2017, 05:47 PM
They see that you're white so they automatically assume you're Christian and worship Jesus Christ, that's how it is for me.

Around Christmas time every year I get asked, "How are you celebrating Christmas this year?" or "Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?"

And I say I don't necessarily celebrate Christmas and I get stared at dumbfounded.

These days Christmas isn't really a purely Christian tradition. It's not even originally Christian in the first place.

Prowler
03-30-2017, 05:53 PM
I don't remember the last time someone asked me if I believed in God or wtv. In fact, I'd find it a bit rude and intrusive to be asked that.

DisKosh
03-30-2017, 06:23 PM
I don't remember the last time someone asked me if I believed in God or wtv. In fact, I'd find it a bit rude and intrusive to be asked that.

Yeah, like it's one thing if you've spoken to someone for a while and then ask out of curiosity, but it's really presumptuous to ask if you believe in 'our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ'.

It pretty much translates to: 'Do you believe in my beliefs? If you don't you're wrong'.

IndigoErth
03-30-2017, 06:58 PM
No I get it. I get asked the same question as Cubed more often than I like. And it's hard to answer that one without A) sounding weird and/or creepy, or B) having to explain what I DO believe in. The short answer is "yes, sort of" and the longer answer is some variation of "I believe in ALL gods, and here's why". At which point they either try to "save" me/invite me to their church/etc, or they come out of it confused or occasionally genuinely interested or respectful.
I'm not too surprised considering where you're at. I feel for you being in that neck of the woods and having to deal with those questions though.

I'm grateful it isn't something people ask much around here. Likewise, the religious majority tends to assume that everyone else is Christian like them, but I haven't seen too much intrusiveness here in most settings. I'd probably hear it more if I was in the south end of my state where its more conservative.

Though I think Cubed is in NYC? That one kind of surprises me.

MsMarvelDuckie
03-30-2017, 08:41 PM
They see that you're white so they automatically assume you're Christian and worship Jesus Christ, that's how it is for me.

Around Christmas time every year I get asked, "How are you celebrating Christmas this year?" or "Have you done your Christmas shopping yet?"

And I say I don't necessarily celebrate Christmas and I get stared at dumbfounded.


I have that problem a lot too. They assume that I must celebrate the same holidays in the same way they do and are surprised when I tell them "no I celebrate the Solstice which is several days earlier." But I DO put up a tree and do gifts- that tradition is older than "Christmas" itself- even the Romans did it for Saturnalia!


These days Christmas isn't really a purely Christian tradition. It's not even originally Christian in the first place.


So true! I try to celebrate the ORIGINAL form of the holiday with "cakes and ale" and the lighting of candles for the promise of light and renewal it represents on the longest night.


I don't remember the last time someone asked me if I believed in God or wtv. In fact, I'd find it a bit rude and intrusive to be asked that.


As do I. It's especially awkward when people hand me those church tract pamphlets and ask if I'd like to visit their church. Why WOULD I when they basically just gave me something that was unasked for and that I have never expressed any interest in?!


I'm not too surprised considering where you're at. I feel for you being in that neck of the woods and having to deal with those questions though.

I'm grateful it isn't something people ask much around here. Likewise, the religious majority tends to assume that everyone else is Christian like them, but I haven't seen too much intrusiveness here in most settings. I'd probably hear it more if I was in the south end of my state where its more conservative.

Though I think Cubed is in NYC? That one kind of surprises me.


Yeah it sucks being in a Red state that barely even recognizes mine as a legitimate faith. (They HAVE to because the US govmnt does but they are VERY disrespectful toward it on a local level- I speak from experience on that.) My handfasting ceremony was...interesting to say the least.

snake
03-30-2017, 09:28 PM
Mr White did.

But then who shot Joe? You're not gonna tell me that he managed to fire 2 shots when White is clearly shot in the chest right after he shoots Joe, right?

IndigoErth
03-30-2017, 11:19 PM
Mr. Green with the revolver in the library.

Wesley
03-31-2017, 08:51 AM
Similar, "What's your favorite kind of music?"

No real answer for that... just a mix of stuff? If I like it, I like it. I don't pay that much attention to what kind of music it is or who its by. It would be more effective to ask what I don't like.

Agreed. I don't have a lot of favourites, to be honest, though I like at least a few songs by bands/artists from most genres.

"Why are you so quiet?"
Hate this stupid question l. What kind of answer do they hope to receive? It's just the way I am, no need to question me about it. :tgrumble:

I agree. I was never actually quiet when I was a kid, though. I just wasn't interested in talking to people sometimes, especially when I didn't have much in common with a lot of them anyway. There's no point in talking just for the sake of talking.

ToTheNines
03-31-2017, 08:58 AM
But then who shot Joe? You're not gonna tell me that he managed to fire 2 shots when White is clearly shot in the chest right after he shoots Joe, right?

He shoots Joe right when Eddie shoots him, then gets off a second one before going down.

SRwxjaLzKIc

IndigoErth
03-31-2017, 10:43 AM
There's no point in talking just for the sake of talking.
Wild guess... Introvert? Agree, small talk and wasting breath on things it doesn't need to be wasted on can annoy me.

And I live with family who are big talkers and try my patience, including a mother who can take one small comment or question asked of her and leave me wondering why it had to turn into a whole discussion. *sigh* Just, no, stop it. lol

DisKosh
03-31-2017, 12:20 PM
Wild guess... Introvert?

It's odd because I'm introvert in that I gain energy from spending time alone and I become stressed and anxious if I can't get it. However, I am really talkative and I've got a lot of ideas so I'm often tempted to talk about them.

It's hard at work though because no one's really interested in random facts and theories and I usually want to tell someone.

IndigoErth
03-31-2017, 12:48 PM
Does make sense, since introverted sorts tend to be thinkers and ideas people. I mean, it's not like introverts never talk, if some more than others, but yeah, most of us would probably be more interested in discussing some interesting idea rather than, say, where someone had lunch and why it was "just okay."

I suppose I'm also partly the quiet sort because, likewise, most aren't going to care for the things I'd rather discuss, or so I tend to assume. And get myself stuck letting other people bore me to death... (And wish they shared a better sense of self awareness to realize that they are doing that.)

Wesley
03-31-2017, 01:12 PM
Wild guess... Introvert? Agree, small talk and wasting breath on things it doesn't need to be wasted on can annoy me.

And I live with family who are big talkers and try my patience, including a mother who can take one small comment or question asked of her and leave me wondering why it had to turn into a whole discussion. *sigh* Just, no, stop it. lol

I'm somewhere in between being an introvert and extrovert. I was more of an introvert when I was a kid, as I didn't know what to talk about at times. I became more of an extrovert as a teenager when I started hanging around more with people that I had stuff in common with.

CyberCubed
03-31-2017, 01:42 PM
Here's another one, "What sports do you watch?" or "Did you catch the game last night?"

I don't watch sports, like....at all. But if you're male for some reason you're expected to follow sports or know everything that went on "during the game last night."

Like wtf? I don't watch sports, man.

ToTheNines
03-31-2017, 01:43 PM
You're a sissy.

CyberCubed
03-31-2017, 01:45 PM
How often do people watch sports these days? Unless you're some overly obsessive fan who has to catch everything your favorite team does, most of us don't have the time or bother.

Prowler
03-31-2017, 01:55 PM
Here's another one, "What sports do you watch?" or "Did you catch the game last night?"

I don't watch sports, like....at all. But if you're male for some reason you're expected to follow sports or know everything that went on "during the game last night."

Like wtf? I don't watch sports, man.
How do they react when you tell them you don't follow sports?

How often do people watch sports these days? Unless you're some overly obsessive fan who has to catch everything your favorite team does, most of us don't have the time or bother.
Well just like some people play games during the rest of the day after work/school some will catch a game or do something else. Different strokes. If you really like something you can always find the time to watch/do it. Ofc you gotta prioritise some things. I don't watch every game my team plays. I tend to miss always a few from less important competitions. And missing a couple of league games won't be a big deal either.

DisKosh
03-31-2017, 02:17 PM
Here's another one, "What sports do you watch?" or "Did you catch the game last night?"

Fun tip: if someone asks you what sports you watch, tell them you don't watch them, but you do jerk off frequently. Then flex your arm.

They won't ask again.

You're a sissy.

I swear it's mostly insecure men who put down other men with no interest in sports.

Prowler
03-31-2017, 02:20 PM
Fun tip: if someone asks you what sports you watch, tell them you don't watch them, but you do jerk off frequently. Then flex your arm.

They won't ask again.

I don't think it's a good idea for him to tell his co-workers and his bosses that.

I swear it's mostly insecure men who put down other men with no interest in sports.
Despite liking football/soccer a lot, I could not care less if someone doesn't watch it, as long as they aren't pretentious about it and don't call me "dumb" and "uncultured" for liking it.

ToTheNines
03-31-2017, 02:26 PM
I swear it's mostly insecure men who put down other men with no interest in sports.

Lol, I'm messing with him. I haven't watched a sportsball game since the World Series.

ProactiveMan
04-01-2017, 10:40 AM
When I tell people I don't drink, they sometimes ask why and I have trouble answering. At least, I have trouble answering truthfully; I typically just say something vague like "it's not for me", or "I just don't", and people rarely push it any further. They used to when I was younger, but not anymore.

The answer is kind of personal, and depending on the company I'm in, I can't really just come out an say why. Let's just say that there are some pretty hopeless alcoholics in my family, and telling people in certain circles, that's why I don't drink, would make the identity of the people I'm referring to very obvious.

I also don't want to come off as judgemental, and people have taken my explanation the wrong way in the past. I get the feeling that some people experience a bit of self-loathing over their more extreme drinking habits, and then project it onto other people.

Storm Eagle
04-01-2017, 11:47 AM
"Why are you so quiet?"
Hate this stupid question l. What kind of answer do they hope to receive? It's just the way I am, no need to question me about it. :tgrumble:

Ditto.

Because only a fool talks when he has nothing to say. That's my favorite answer.

"A wise man speaks because he has something to say. A fool speaks because he had to say something." - Plato

I wish I knew about that quote when I was younger.

I used to get given more flack for being quiet when I was younger. As an adult no one seems to care anymore. If they see you standing/sitting quietly in a corner or leaning against the wall they'll just assume you're not interested in talking to people and they'll just talk to someone else. I mean, it'd be rude for an adult ot come up to another and ask him to open his mouth :lol:

I guess you're right about being more likely to get that question as a kid. I was known for being quiet when I was a kid, but I can't recall being questioned about it once I reached adulthood.

It tends to be assumed that when a kid isn't all chatty 24-7, the kid has some sort of mental issues. One guy at a job I worked one summer as a teenager actually thought I might be retarded because I wasn't talking to the girls there. I liked girls as much as the next guy, but for some reason, I never felt compelled or obligated to talk to those girls. Still, they could have talked to me if they wanted to. It's not like they haven't got voices. Besides, I already had female friends from school, and even online.




I agree. I was never actually quiet when I was a kid, though. I just wasn't interested in talking to people sometimes, especially when I didn't have much in common with a lot of them anyway. There's no point in talking just for the sake of talking.

That was pretty much me as a kid. I especially couldn't help but keep quiet when I usually ended up around people who wanted nothing to do with me in the first place.

Wild guess... Introvert? Agree, small talk and wasting breath on things it doesn't need to be wasted on can annoy me.

And I live with family who are big talkers and try my patience, including a mother who can take one small comment or question asked of her and leave me wondering why it had to turn into a whole discussion. *sigh* Just, no, stop it. lol

My mother actually told me that she thinks I'd be more talkative if I had a sibling. I've already gotten that crap from people before and it was bad enough, but it's more dicked up to have my own mother tell me that. I wonder if she wishes I was born a girl too. Having siblings doesn't make anyone more outgoing. I'm pretty sure at least one of the Duggar kids is an introvert.

I'm somewhere in between being an introvert and extrovert. I was more of an introvert when I was a kid, as I didn't know what to talk about at times. I became more of an extrovert as a teenager when I started hanging around more with people that I had stuff in common with.

That sounds like me. I'm happy to talk as long as it's with people that I can relate to, but I know it doesn't mean I have to be saying something every five minutes.

Stephen
05-05-2017, 03:57 AM
"Why are you so quiet?"
Hate this stupid question l. What kind of answer do they hope to receive? It's just the way I am, no need to question me about it. :tgrumble:

Yep, I've experienced that. It is rather annoying.

In high school, I tended to get comments about being quiet, or comments about voice not being deep, since it hadn't really changed much at 15/16.

BubblyShell22
05-05-2017, 07:38 AM
What is your favorite TV show?

What is your favorite band?

Who is your favorite author?

My answer to all of them: I like different types.

Stephen
05-26-2017, 03:39 AM
My mother actually told me that she thinks I'd be more talkative if I had a sibling.

To some extent, it's probably true. If you had a sibling and didn't get on with each other. You'd be more talkative, simply because of the arguing back and forth with each other.

Storm Eagle
05-26-2017, 06:06 AM
To some extent, it's probably true. If you had a sibling and didn't get on with each other. You'd be more talkative, simply because of the arguing back and forth with each other.

I don't care. Like I said, I didn't need her telling me that after I had already caught static about it from others before her. Besides, even if I did have siblings, she still would have ended up wishing I was more talkative. I've had others tell me the same thing. Some of them admit to being quiet and/or shy, and they have siblings as well. Even people who are outgoing and have siblings have said so, and are big enough not to give me crap about it. Even without siblings, I think I managed to be rather sociable nearly everywhere I went, as long as others would allow it. So all those who pity me or look down on me for not having siblings can just suck giraffe balls.

Stephen
05-26-2017, 06:14 AM
Like I said, I didn't need her telling me that after I had already caught static about it from others before her.

Does she still do this, even now? My parents have said that I'm quiet at times, but have only said it infrequently.

Storm Eagle
05-26-2017, 07:34 AM
Does she still do this, even now? My parents have said that I'm quiet at times, but have only said it infrequently.

That was the only time she said it, but it was worse coming from her. Most of the others who gave me crap were just immature adolescents.

Even before that she always pushed me to be more sociable, but I thought she was a bit of a stickler about it. I didn't always keep to myself, and I didn't mind interacting with others, but I can't be expected to be out and about nonstop. Taking some me-time to recharge never hurts. Besides, not everybody wanted anything to do with me, and they had their reasons for that. Some were fair and some weren't, but you can't please everyone. I was better off without them anyway.

Netkeeper
05-26-2017, 09:04 AM
Sounds like you're an introvert with a mother that doesn't understand introversion

Storm Eagle
05-26-2017, 06:19 PM
Sounds like you're an introvert with a mother that doesn't understand introversion

She has claimed to be one herself, but she probably didn't know it was a thing back then.

Prowler
07-04-2017, 02:07 PM
"Why don't you have a girlfriend?"

...why would I need a reason and what is it to you? Or are you trying to find out if I might be gay? :tconfuse: