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Daft Questions - demand daft answers

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Daft Questions - demand daft answers

Every time I get two Anadin tablets out,... my missus says 

 

  " Have you got a headache?" 

 

( and she is asking it in a serious way,...  

so I give a daft answer,...such as...                "No, I`m trying to find a matching button for my shirt"..

 

or... when I take a morning shower.....  and walk back in the bedroom with wet hair...  and a towel around me...

"Have you you had a shower?"...

 

My answer is something like......   "NO... it`s raining and the bathroom window was open"...

 

Yesterday, After washing the sheets, and pillowcases, I was folding them up and going to take them upstairs,.....


"Are you going upstairs to make the bed? "    A couple of answers came to mind...

 

  " No... I`m going to make up a tent and live in it !!" ...   But I settled on...


"Well, I`m not bringing it downstairs to make it"

 

 

 

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One of my favorurites is my mum when you can't find something and she says:

Mum: "Where did you last leave it?"
Me: "Well if I knew that I wouldn't be looking for it would I?"

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Bit like unnecessary statements, like when the door bell rings and someone says, " There is someone at the door"

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@gleneagles    Or...... "I wonder who that can be...... " 

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Ha ha reminds me of the Pink Windmill Show when I was younger.

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Not exactly 'daft question/daft answer, but my other halfs mum used to say 'can you get the thingy out of the whatd'ycallit? - most of the time we could work out what she meant, but as both item and location could change, it was sometimes a bit of a challenge! Grin

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If my grandmother had been trying to find a mislaid item, she would always say "It was in the last place I looked."  Roll eyes

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And it'd be the first place you'd have found it!

 

When I was much younger and single at home i used to help with a church uniformed org. I'd leave my cap amd badges on top of the piano, for my quick entrance and exit to go to parade. Mother had a habit of moving them, so they weren't where I had put them.

Her reply when asked was, "I put them up somewhere". Grrr!



 

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A bit like wifeys mum, she used to say things like...

"I have to go to hospital next week" 

"Really mum?, what for?"..

"I got to go for my eyes".

"Why?, Did you leave them there last time you went?"

And it was me that was called a 'daft begger'.

 

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@jab1  My grandmother used to make the same kind of requests, and also called me by my father's name a lot.  I wonder if it's an early sign of dementia.

As kids we always found it amusing when our grandad said he was going to watch the wireless, meaning the TV.  Technically I suppose he was correct but we imagined him sitting there staring at the radio.  He gradually got used to the new terminology.

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gleneagles wrote:

Bit like unnecessary statements, like when the door bell rings and someone says, " There is someone at the door"


Then there's the usual "Answer the door" to which I always reply "Sure, what was the question?"Wink

 

What about the equally daft "You've had your hair cut!" To which I reply with "Thanks, I was worried it had just fallen out"Cheesy

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A favourite one that used to crop up ( usually in a pub or street ) with people the same age as me or younger was " what are you looking at? "  a pretty wide,  and a pretty weird thing to ask isn't it. Almost had quite a few fights because of it. Must of been the way I looked at them. The answer they get back is " I don't know but it's looking back "

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How about standing by the front door with coat and shoes on to be met with "You going out?". "Nope, always dress like this for bed!"Funny

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Jonpe wrote:

@jab1  My grandmother used to make the same kind of requests, and also called me by my father's name a lot.  I wonder if it's an early sign of dementia.

 


Don't think so in Cons' case @Jonpe, she was in her late 70's by then. but still had all her faculties - it was more a case of general forgetfulness, and her way of coping with it. Like I said, we usually worked out what was meant.

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"It's going to rain"

"yes, I just want to finish watering the lawn before it comes on heavy"

 

"Why are you driving so fast ?"

"I want to get to the petrol station before we're out of petrol"

 

Not really daft replies, I thought my logic was right at the time.............