The answer to these questions is the kind without words, and typically involves the far more efficient thrown object or a cold shoulder.
There is a common theme to these most hated inquiries: they all alienate the one being asked.
They're characteristically personal, asking why some core aspect of the person is there in the first place. These questions are leading ones. The implication behind them is nearly as loud as the question itself. It's as if they demand, "Why would you be the way you are?"
Then again, parties or work picnics can be chaotic places, bringing out the worst social faux pas in folks. Perhaps this list will go a long way and instruct people how not to lean on the worst questions when they find themselves at a loss for what to talk about.
After all, if these come out most when the conversation is dying, they do little to resurrect a flow of discussion. Instead, they kill the vibe completely.
gypsy888888 asked, "What's one question you hate being asked?"
Care to Make That More Specific?
"What's your favorite song?"
"Forgets every song iv'e ever listened to"
"Uhh i guess All Star??" -- FishyFishu
"It's like I've never listened to any song, watched any movie, or learned any color!" -- luluing
"Someone asked me something like this in a team meeting when I had just started a new job. What is my favorite band? I panicked and said Weird Al" -- MadGreenJellyBean
Stocked with a Deflating Answer
"'Do you and your twin share boyfriends?' No. She's married to a man and I'm a lesbian." -- babyimafiend
"That's how you know they watch too much porn." -- CaKeWeed
"Twin here. my bro and i have been asked if look and compare each others penis's. No. No we don't." -- nicolasmaclean
A Racist Red Flag
" 'Are you Chinese?' NOOOOOOOOOO." -- PepeHands217
"People that say ni hao to every Asian need to be smacked across the face." -- 1337speak
"This is relatable on a spiritual level and I f*cking hate it." -- Quickscope_noob
" 'What kind of Chinese are you?' " -- stinkycum
This One's From the Void
"Would you like to upgrade YouTube Premium?" -- ElGato-TheCat
"Or Weather Channel Premium...just f*cking let me see the temperature." -- RabidPlaty
" 'No, but please ask me every time I open the app.' " -- Qukeyo
He Can, But Now He Won't
"My dad was my principal in my middle school."
"Everyone would walk up to me and say,'Are you the principal's son?' And then they just sit there and say, 'Can you ask your dad to give me free 100's?' I hated it." -- Kboyd3366
"Bro, they thought I was getting high grades because my mother (principal) showed me all the exams, so no one ever talked to me." -- KyloRenWest
On. The. Spot.
"Why don't you drink?"
"Because mind your own business, that's why. Because my answer is depressing, a real conversation-killer. Because I don't feel like explaining to my boss why I'm a teetotaler when I decline to drink at out-of-office social functions."
Former Cashier's Commiserate
" '"Haha, it didn't scan, must be free, right?' " -- Dabistar
"As a former retail person this burns down to my core, like no Karen, there is a price, the machine either can't figure it out or doesn't know it." -- throwaway126400963
"I am just a man that wants to watch the world burn. I say things like this specifically to see my cashiers eye twitch/see them cringe. Something about it is so satisfying. It started after I became a dad. I am sorry that I am not sorry." -- BareBearFighter
Excellent, You Know the Definition
"I'm colorblind, so.... 'WhAt iS ThiS CoLOr?' " -- HannibalLectR
"I have a colorblind friend, and my favorite line to use is, 'HOW MANY COLORS AM I HOLDING UP?' It's earned me a slap to the face more than once." -- Karjo2000
"Ditto I rely on my 7 year old to decipher what colors what. It's why most of my wardrobe is white black and grey." -- NoLameBardsWn
A Few Very Good Reasons
"Why are you not talking?" -- iS3ed
"I am an introvert and i HATE this question. Especially when they ask that in front of a whole crowd." -- J1mmy09
"I answer, 'I speak when I have something to say, unlike you.' " -- HelpfulDescription4
"I'm listening to you." -- KiloMegaGegaTeraNoob
Believe it or not, a WHOLE LIFE Gave Some Certainty
"Are you sure [my slightly unusual last name] is pronounced like that? Yes, I'm sure." -- pistachiomeeting
"How the f*ck are people confidently able to argue about the pronunciation of the name of the person they're arguing with?" -- Vsauce666
"I mean yeah, I know it like my last name. Oh wait." -- Iced_Road
"Whats worse is my last name is completely phonetic. But people love to throw in silent e or long a that don't exist. Just read the letters dammit." -- ZoiSarah
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