Something that has had me baffled for a long time is the question ‘why do some people say such stupid things’. You know the sort of question where you just look at them and have to actually mentally process whether or not they really did just say that? For example: Person A falls off a bike , his legs are mangled in the chain and gears; Person B approaches Person A and asks “are you alright?”. Surely it’s pretty damn obvious?!
I was on the receiving end of a ‘stupid question’ earlier today. When I mentioned our upcoming holiday the other person asked “Oh, are you going anywhere nice?”. Instinct told me to reply with “Actually, no, we’ve gone against out best wishes and booked somewhere awful this year just to see how the other side live. You see, we’ve had three nice holidays recently and we were desperate to spend the best part of a grand on somewhere crap so we could come home and complain on endless holiday watchdog forums about how awful our holiday was and how it was the complete opposite of ‘anywhere nice’.” Needless to say, however, I just said ‘Yes, Spain’. Perhaps next time I’ll have the courage!
Although I have just been to somwhere not very pleasant, the land of the suitcase which is just under the bed… Still, I found 20p so it wasn’t too bad!