Friday, November 20, 2009
Deep Thoughts: Obvious Questions
The other day I was watching a show - don't remember which - and the girl said something really obvious like, "You're going golfing?", because she saw him put his golf clubs in the trunk of his car. He turned to her and said, "You're holding your purse. Are we playing a game where we point out obvious things about eachother?". I always wanted to have the courage to say that, but I always thought it was too mean. Hearing the guy say it, it didn't sound mean, it sounded right. It really, really bugs me when people ask obvious questions. Drives me crazy. For example:
I'm in the kitchen with a knife in my hand cutting meat and someone will walk in and say, "Are you making meat for lunch?"
I've got my "going out" clothes on, heels, purse, sunglasses and a full face of make-up and someone will ask, "Are you going out?"
I don't have to keep going, but you get the picture. I know that in most cases people are just being friendly - in their own annoying way - but it's really frustrating. I have to literally bite my tongue to keep from saying something sarcastic like, "No, I'm not making meat, I'm making shrimp, it just looks like meat because your eyes are stupid", or something like that. I have to confess that I'm not always as nice as I should be and sometimes I just can't help it and I say stuff anyway, but really is it any worse than the fool who's asking me super obvious things that don't need an answer at all? For the most part, I'm not talking about people I barely know and are just trying to make small talk. I'm talking about people I know well, people who should know better.
Anyway, I just wanted to say that because watching that guy on TV say those things with such freedom and zero fear of being mean was really liberating. I just remembered where I saw this, on Cougar Town with Courtney Cox and that guy who's hot but we don't know his name.