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The Dumbest Things People Have Ever Been Asked At Work

Work can be fun and challenging at the same time. Some days are obviously better than others, and managers, coworkers, and clients have a lot to do with how your day goes. A Redditor started a thread asking Reddit women about the dumbest questions they've ever been asked at work, and boy, did they fire back with entertaining stories. As dumb as these questions are, they sure make for an entertaining workday. Scroll down to check 'em out. 

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    Font - r/AskWomen · Posted by u/esands1970 9 hours ago What's the dumbest thing someone ever asked you at work?
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    There are many dumb people out there, hence we're sure many dumb questions have been asked. Scroll down for these hilariously dumb questions. 


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    Font - reagan92 · 9h A guy that came in for a meeting with a director asked me to go make him a coffee. I am the director he had the meeting with.
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    I'm dying from second-hand embarrassment. Hope this dude recovered. 


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    Font - oopsthoughtoutloud · 9h "can you come in on your only day off?"

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    Font - rsvp_as_pending629 · 9h I'm a teacher. During a summer program I work, a parent asked if they could drop their kid off an hour early and watch them until class starts AA I'm not a babysitter.

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    Font - cxntbrick · 9h Used to work at a big name hardware store. I was stacking 5 gallon buckets of paint and a customer said, "You shouldn't be lifting that! Don't you want to have babies?" Sorry buddy, didn't know my reproductive system had anything to do with restocking supplies.
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    Font - DisloyalMouse · 9h When I used to work in a bar someone legitimately asked me if the chicken and bacon ciabatta on the menu was suitable for vegetarians...
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    Font - 1throwawayor4 · 9h I used to work at a bookstore and a guy called in to chastised me about our (very large, national) company's decision not to carry mein Kamf. Like, this is really the censorship hill you want to die on, friend?
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    Human body - Timely_Ad5386 · 8h Told a coworker (in the US) I was from Virginia and they said they never heard of that country.
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    Font - 1throwawayor4 · 9h My boss overheard a colleague ask me something and told him "you know that's something you can google" to which he replied "really? You can just google questions like that?" I was dumbfounded O+
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    Human body - evolstreak · 9h "Is this where you watch movies?" I work at a movie theater.
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    Font - moonchild37 · 5h there are so many things but something customers all too frequently ask is “how's the weather on the patio?". sometimes i'm unable to restrain myself and state that it is the same weather as it was when they entered the restaurant.
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    Font - awildorchid32 · 7h I work at a CPA firm and a large number of clients seem to think we're the IRS. It's not our fault the IRS is taking an absolutely ungodly amount of time to process everything this year and there's nothing we can do about it. Sorry not sorry.
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    Abby is a wandering soul who is incapable of staying in one place for too long. Her passions include travel, dance, karaoke, meditation, and cheesy fries. When she's not clacking away at her laptop and talking shit on the internet, you can find her tearing up the dance floor on a night out on the town.
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abbyadler
Abby is a wandering soul who is incapable of staying in one place for too long. Her passions include travel, dance, karaoke, meditation, and cheesy fries. When she's not clacking away at her laptop and talking shit on the internet, you can find her tearing up the dance floor on a night out on the town.