There are too many quetsions in my life. I’m not talking about questions I have because I know everything. I’m talking about questions posed by other people and then repeated over and over again.
“Why don’t you have a job yet?”
“What’s that over there?”
“Where should we hang this picture?”
“Who is Chris Evans?”
“What are your plans tomorrow?”
I DON’T KNOW STOP ASKING ME! I do tend to know a lot of the answers but I don’t understand why people insist on asking me all these questions because I am not a rich man, a wise man, or Tevye (Those of you who do not understand that reference should follow this link and be educated: http://youtu.be/244Str11YNA ). So I have developed several ways of dealing with this problem.
1) “Why?” “BECAUSE I’M BATMAN!”
About two weeks ago I told my parents my opinion on something and my dad’s first question was “well why?” So I explained it and in my opinion I explained it very concisely and precisely. My dad asked why again so I explained why again. Now I have a policy that I do not asnwer the same question three times in a row (I also don’t repeat myself more than three times before I start making up different/ridiculous things instead but that is beside the point.) so when he asked again I responded with “Because I’m Batman!” It’s a good answer for the question why? because it always seems to workout well for Batman. The only thing that would make it better would be if I had smoke bombs in my utility belt that I could throw on the ground and then disappear.
I think it mostly works for Batman because he’s Batman and no one wants to argue with Batman.
2) “What was that?” “Probably a velociraptor.”
This method is best used with children or when people who are scaredy cats. Scaredy cats hear a sound and immediately ask “what was that?”Usually I don’t even know what they’re talking about. I didn’t see it or hear it or sense it or whatever so I just tell people “oh it’s probably a velociraptor.” As far as I know all the dinosaurs, except the ones on that island in Jurassic Park, are dead so most people laugh and then stop their line of inquiry, either that or they run away because velociraptors are dangerous dinosaurs (except my friend Alyssa who would run away from me but toward the Velociraptor because they are all her friends.).
This was the only time in my life when it actually was a velociraptor so, just fair warning with this one your results may vary.
Those are the two best ways to deal with unwanted questions that I have found and I believe they can be made to fit other questions.
While you’re here you should also follow this link and further educate yourself on Fiddler on the Roof because it’s awesome: http://youtu.be/8kT4FK5HJLo