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20 People Share The Dumbest Questions Someone Legitimately Asked Them

We all have those dumb question moments, but these... oh these are just gold. Askreddit user _FrankAbagnale asked Reddit users to share What is the dumbest question someone legitimately asked you? And we were not disappointed! 

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    Text - NittanyJim 1859 points 6 days ago About 25 years ago I was explaining time zones to a 20ish year old intern at a large scientific agency. She wasn't getting it, so i got an orange I brought for lunch and used it as the Earth Me: Ok, pretend this is the Earth. The sun only shines on one side, so it's day on approximately half at any given time. Now since the Earth rotates (as i spin the orange)... Intern: So wait. Hold on. So you're saying the Earth is round? I wish i was joking.
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    Text - busykim 7783 points 6 days ago Had a customer ask if she could pay her bill over the phone. I asked what kind of credit card.... cash. She wanted to pay cash over the phone.
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    White - VBHSW 5061 points 6 days ago "Are you gay" "No." "Why? Hm I don't know Jerry, just not feelin' it today.
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    Text - Jamochajon 8641 points . 6 days ago I was weighing a patient, and she asked me if it measured in Celsius.
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    Text - nighthawkcoupe 2296 points 6 days ago (Looking at her sandwich) What animal does turkey come from?
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    Text - MelilDeMolihua 6239 points 6 days ago My eyes are two different colors, and the question I'm most often asked about them is "Did you know your eyes are two different colors?" I'm amused when someone asks me whether I see different colors out of each eye, or - even better - whether I "see in 3D."
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    Text - LOIL99 773 points 6 days ago In grade 10 science a girl argued vehemently with our teacher that zebras were a mythical creature, like a unicorn. After asking why they paint the stripes on the horses for the nature videos. I assure you, it was not a troll
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    Text - BrainPainn 5163 points 6 days ago One day one of my students said "Ew, I have to work today." To which I replied, "So do I." He looked at me and asked, honestly, "Oh really? Where do you work?" "Here...I work here...right where I am standing. I don't do this as a service to your parents."
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    Text - -SkaffenAmtiskaw- 22.5k points 6 days ago Boss: "Could you print out that file, scan it, and email it to me?" Me: "I could just email it to you." Boss:...
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    Text - architectmillenial 19.3k points 6 days ago Not anything super mind-boggling, but I worked as a server at a infamous "Italian" restaurant during college. Here's my interaction with a guest one evening: G: "I'd like to order the spaghetti with marinara sauce, but can I get fettuccine noodles instead?" M: "Sure thing." G: "Oh, and I'd like to please substitute the marinara with Alfredo sauce. And please add chicken." M: ".... I would have to charge you for the chicken Alfredo, then." (Note t
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    Text - ef6697 801 points 6 days ago As a cashier: "Why is my ice cream cake melting!?" It was the summer and 100°F outside, it was 80°F inside
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    Text - AlexVanderspek94 8695 points 6 days ago I used to work at Disney World and a question I would get on the daily is "What time is the 3 o'clock parade?"
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    Text - as1156 1974 points 6 days ago I once had an argument with a friend over whether or not a milkshake is a dairy product. She was in her second year of culinary school.
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    Text - ihatepeasoup 20.4k points 6 days ago Not me, but overheard someone asking a restaurant server "Your coupon says it's valid 7 days a week, does this include weekends?"
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    Text - joceyposse 10.5k points . 6 days ago Going through the border -- from Canada into the U.S.: Border Guard: "What's your citizenship?" Me: [hands over passport, which notes my birthplace as Vancouver, British Columbia] "Canadian." Border Guard: "No, what's your citizenship?" Me: louder "I'm Canadian." Border Guard: yelling "What's your citizenship?!" Me: "I don't know what you're asking me!" Border Guard: "Where were you born? Was it Colombia?" Me: "British Columbia is a province in Canada.
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    Text - Mirtie 2386 points 6 days ago I was training a new colleague in the café I worked at. We have a number of plant-based milk substitutes, as I was trying to explain to her. "Some people don't drink dairy, often because cow's milk contains lactose." "Alright, so what animal does soy milk come from?"
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    Text - heamuse 16.0k points 6 days ago If you scan this black and white picture, will it come out in color?
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    Text - Bcause789 14.5k points 6 days ago (I used to work at a bakery) a customer once asked me: "When the bread isn't warm anymore, that means it's not fresh anymore, so I can have it for free right?" -- "no"
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    Text - laughing_cat 10.1k points . 6 days ago Isn't it a shame unicorns went extinct? This person was an adult and thought unicorns exists during medieval times.
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    Text - Guacaceratops 14.8k points 6 days ago I used to be a high school college prep teacher. One semester, I had quite a number of students who said they wanted to become surgeons. So one day I showed the class a neat video of a surgeon slicing open a grape with a scalpel and then stitching it back up with this new, technologically advanced pair of robotic arm things. The video was met with many oohs and aahs, and when it was over a hand shot up. I'll never forget her question. "What was wrong
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