Answering a question with a question.

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28 Jun 2018, 8:00 am

Why is it common for NTs to answer a question with a question?

I.E.- where is the restroom “ why, do you need to go”

What time is it “why do you have somewhere to be”?

Etc etc.

I like simple replies. ;)



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28 Jun 2018, 8:10 am

Most people don't do this stupid crap with the restroom and the time, though.

They do it with other things, though.



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28 Jun 2018, 8:29 am

kraftiekortie wrote:
Most people don't do this stupid crap with the restroom and the time, though.

They do it with other things, though.


Those where examples.

Actually the time example seems pretty consistent in my area. :)



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28 Jun 2018, 8:32 am

You've had bad luck, then.

You must live with a bunch of smart-alecks LOL

I don't remember the last time somebody said to me "time to get a watch" when I asked for the time.



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28 Jun 2018, 8:47 am

I just walk away from people like that unless we're all kidding around.

NT people are generally not like that. You just ran into buttwipes.

Now someone at work asked me why a student was in the bathroom.

"Honey, what do most people do in the bathroom?"....she shut up real quick. This was a student intern.



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28 Jun 2018, 5:28 pm

"Curiosity killed the cat," is my response when people answer questions with questions.


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28 Jun 2018, 9:42 pm

Often it's simply for clarification.

For example...

Person wrote:
"Where is the blue squidgee?"
Human wrote:
"What is a blue squidgee?"

If "Human" replied, "it's on the table." without knowing what they were talking about, it wouldn't help "Person".


Or...
Individual wrote:
"What's your social security number?"
Somebody wrote:
"What do you need that information for?"

"Somebody" may decline to answer the question if "Individual" doesn't have a valid reason for the request.


Or...
Waiter wrote:
"What would you like?"
Restaurant Newb wrote:
"What would you recommend?"

That would save time vs. "I don't know." and could give you an interesting option that might have been overlooked.



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29 Jun 2018, 11:30 am

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I.E.- where is the restroom “ why, do you need to go”

No, I don't need to go, I'm just pointlessly asking where it is.
:lol:


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29 Jun 2018, 11:56 am

HistoryGal wrote:
Now someone at work asked me why a student was in the bathroom.

"Honey, what do most people do in the bathroom?"....she shut up real quick. This was a student intern.

:lol: good answer!


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