Whether it’s at work, school, or out in public, we hear a lot of stupid questions during our lives. Maybe they’re even coming from your own family members…
Let’s hear from AskReddit users who revealed the dumbest questions they’ve ever heard.
1. What are those?
“Why do you wear glasses? Because my eyes aren’t right
Cool so what do the glasses do? They help me to see.
Like what, night vision?”
“I shit you not my 15 yr old cousin asked this. His sister wears glasses for fucks sake.”
2. Can you understand me?
“During my exchange year in the US, I was sitting in my English class and we had a few minutes until class started, when one of the guys I spoke regularily to, suddenly turns and asks me if I could speak English since I’m from Germany.
I calmly asked him in what language we had been speaking just a second ago. It was pretty hilarious and even our teacher had a good laugh with us.”
3. They might…
“”Won’t they hatch?”
Asked by a guy who had just thrown out two dozen eggs that had *just* passed their expiration date. He was concerned about having 24 little chicks running around inside his refrigerator. Dude was a university-level science major.”
4. At least it was a kid.
““Are you a real black person? Your skin is too light.”
Thankfully it was asked by a little kid, but it was so stupid that I still laugh about that years later.”
5. Where am I?
“When I was working at my city’s zoo, a woman asked me if she was at the zoo.
In order to ask me that question, this woman had to get off the train at a station called Zoo Station or drive into the parking lot on a road called Zoo Road.
Then, she had to walk down a long hallway with lots of pictures of animals all with the zoo’s logo (which includes the word zoo) under them, then stand in a long ass line in front a huge picture of a koala and the words “welcome to [city] zoo!” printed in three foot high letters. I was also wearing a shirt and a hat with the zoo’s name and a giraffe on it when she asked me this question.”
6. What’s your background?
“What nationality are you?
No, i mean, what nationality?
ummm, do you mean heritage? Polish I guess
No no, listen, na-tional-ity
I don’t know what you’re asking?
Whispers: Nationality, like, are you white, black, etc?
just look at me, I’m white as snow, and that’s not nation…
Cool I didn’t want to assume anything.”
7. Think about that one…
“A coworker of mine, without any context, asked me, “Is Ash Wednesday this Friday?””
8. Open for business.
“Working in a coffee shop, around mid-afternoon. A man walks in, glances around and walks up to the counter.
Me: Hey, what can I get for you?
Him: Um. (Glances around the store more) Are you guys open?
Mostly out of confusion I also glanced around my store I saw all of the other employees clearly working, and our lobby full of people sitting/eating/drinking/etc.
9. Woah, slow down…
“Had numerous customers ask me why I rung up “cheeseburger” instead of “hamburger with cheese.”
No amount of explaining helped.”
10. A good reason to call 9-1-1.
“As a 911 operator, a caller once asked (on an emergency line) what the weather would be like on Thanksgiving Day in a desert resort popular with off-roaders, that’s located about 100 miles away from our city.
It was April.”
11. Hotel guests.
“From the hotel industry, favorites are generally along the theme of:
“Why didn’t you tell me when I booked my reservation (six months ago) that it was going to rain today?!”
“Why is there traffic? Why didn’t you warn me there’d be traffic in Manhattan?! Why can’t you just tell the cops to let me through?!”
But my all time favorite was at a hotel where for various reasons, the lobby was not on the first floor. The only thing on the first floor as you come in was a bank of elevators, by which you could then reach the lobby.
Had a guest ask, in complete seriousness, “Why couldn’t the taxi drop me off at the lobby? All the other hotels it drops me off at the lobby!”
All attempts to answer this were met with increasing rage on the part of the guest, because WHY COULDN’T THE TAXI COME TO THE EIGHTH FLOOR.”
12. Think about that…
“While watching Frozen with a group of friends, my brothers girlfriend, 30 minutes in looks confused and upset and looks me in my eyes and asks “If their parents died, are they still sisters?”. She had been thinking about it for 30 minutes.
I had to console her and let her know that if her parents died, her sister would still be her sister.”
13. That’s a good question.
“How do I test to see if my turtle is gay.”
14. This is great.
“Coming off of an overseas flight carrying a 4 foot tall framed (but wrapped) painting…
The customs officer… “Did you get that out of the country?” ….I assumed he was kidding and answered, No, I take it with me everywhere I go…. and that was it…let me go through…”
15. The answer is NO.
“Can I be pregnant? because I had unprotected sex with another girl?”
16. You are correct!
“I had to fire someone and they looked me straight in the eye and said, “Does that mean I don’t have to come in tomorrow?””
17. I have no idea…
“I was manager for the hockey department at a sporting goods store. We were one of – if not THE biggest supplier of hockey equipment in the area (pre-internet). The hockey department was the biggest part of the store.
I was organizing a display of hockey sticks one day, with a stick in my hand and the entire hockey department right behind me. This woman comes up to me and asks “Where is your hockey department?”
I slowly turned around, looked around for a bit, and said “Ma’am, I have no idea…””
18. Major face palm.
“”Are you Chinese or Japanese?”
“You’re from the ocean?”
19. Oh, boy…
“On a map, is the blue part the water or the sky”?
Hahahahaha. Wow…c’mon people…
Okay, now we want to hear from you! What’s the absolute dumbest question you’ve ever been asked in your whole life?
Tell us in the comments!