People Divulge The Stupidest Question They've Ever Been Asked
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Ever hear the phrase, "there are no stupid questions"? Well I'm here to tell you--that simply isn't true. Some questions that people get are just jaw-droppingly dumb, whether that be because they have obvious answers, or are just plain insensitive. Here are some of Reddit's stupidest questions.

u/TheOrangeM asked: What's the stupidest question someone ever asked you?



No, it's a 3.

My friend and I went to a gas station while out cruising around and she bought some munchies. She put a five on the counter and the cashier stared down at it like she'd never seen such a thing exist, and asked, without moving...

"Is that a 5?"

To this day I have no idea why she was so flummoxed by a five dollar bill sitting next to her cash register.

labbykun

As opposed to...?

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A: Where can I find a security guard?

Me: Security is located in the pavilion over there. They can be reached 24 hours a day.

A: What if I need them at night?

GuardPerson

At least they were trying to be helpful.

*Trying to move one of those big, multi purpose weight machines, and they noticed it's set to its heaviest setting*

"Why don't we set it to its lightest setting so it'll be lighter?"

To their credit, they realized about ten seconds later why that was a dumb question.

moe_skweeto

It's the same thing!

I used to work in retail when I was 16.

I was cashiering when a woman came up and gave me a coupon for 20% off the total purchase. When I told her the total she seemed displeased and asked me, "did it take 20% each item or the entire total?" And I had to desperately explain to her that it's the exact same thing.

throwaway6571265712

Nope, it's fake.

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Customer buying a bottle of water at a coffee shop: "Is this real water?"

saucy_awesome

The city of Florida.

My mom asked me if Florida is in California. We're Canadian and she's been to both states.

room32a

I completed a doctoral degree with someone who thought Alaska was an island because that's how it looks on maps. We live in the continental US.

crazydisneycatlady

Fair answer though.

I was the one asking the stupid question. When I was like 12 I was at a taco food truck at the county fair and my options were either a shrimp or chicken taco. I meant to ask "is there a difference in price" because the fair always gets ya and instead I only said "what's the difference?"

The lady said "Well one's shrimp and one's chicken."

And I felt stupid.

toothpastenachos

Um, what?

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I am quite tall in comparison to the average height of where I live.

A coworker: "Don't you think you are being a bit inconsiderate, being so tall?"

I still don't know what they were trying to say.

RuinEleint

....yes?

I was talking to someone and mentioned that I had visited Japan the previous year.

"Oh, is that where Japanese people come from?"

I was taken aback for like 3 seconds before I stammered out a yeah.

Hailene2092

What's the logic here?

I have two roommates. We split the cost of household supplies (toilet paper, paper towels, garbage bags, etc) I recently went to Target and bought these things. Divided the cost by 3 and told everyone what I was doing.

One of them asked if this meant she "gets money back" because she had just venmo'd me January's rent. this is just one of many insanely stupid questions she has asked.

blackaubreyplaza

Kids say the darndest things.

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When I was teaching at an elementary one of my 5th graders asked me if I knew when people and things stopped being black and white and changed into color.

Roxzanne

February 30th.

Client called at 8am, livid, and said "You guys are a terrible company that can't even build a calendar app right, I tried to make a booking for 30 February and couldn't even find it. Tell me how do I make a booking for 30 Feb if it only displays till 29 Feb?"

athenakang

Google squared.

"If you look up Google on google does it bring you to Google google?" This person was dead serious and that was the day I lost faith in humanity.

Virologiccomet

It's a superpower.

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"Can you take off your glasses?"

"Yes... I can?" *Takes them off*

"I never knew you can take glasses off"

too-many-animals

Fair point.

I'm colorblind and was telling a girl in my gym class about this.

Me: "Yeah, I've been told that I'm red-green color blind, according to my eye doctor."

Girl: "So, are the other colors the same for you as they are for me?"

Me: "I wouldn't know, I've never seen what they look like for you."

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