it feels stupid to ask stupid questions

October 3rd, 2005

Even if you have every excuse not to know the answer. Like if I'm talking to a person I just met who is from Sudan, I won't know the most basic things about their country or culture or anything. And frankly, I have ever reason not to know, because I've never met anyone from Sudan, I've never taken a class on Sudan, I've never read a book about Sudan. But if I meet a person from Sudan, I'll feel like an idiot asking what language they speak or what religion they have. Because if someone asked me that about my country, I would look at them funny. You're supposed to know those things. Yet sometimes you have no way of knowing.

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2 Responses to "it feels stupid to ask stupid questions"

  1. Erik says:

    I never ask because I don't care either. Just skip all the crap and go straight to "Lovely weather today innit" :D

  2. numerodix says:

    Ah yes, the conversation life support machine :D