I have to disagree with the old saying, “There are no stupid questions.” There are some things that are so obvious that they should be understood, no explanation necessary For example, the answer to this question seems fairly obvious: Is the cat comfortable?
I was watching a basketball game a few weeks ago. One of the teams struggled through several minutes during which none of the players could hit free throws and were ten points behind. One of the announcers said, “If the Cardinals want to win this game, they should make their free throws.”
What? Didn’t the players know they should make them? Had the coach never told them the importance of hitting free throws or had he said, “Hey, free throws aren’t a big thing. Toss the ball up and get back to scoring real baskets.”
One of our favorite shows is Top Shot. The contestants compete using a huge variety of weapons. On one of the challenges, a shooter was tied to a large wheel, like a Ferris wheel. As the wheel turned, the shooter had to attempt to hit targets. In another, the shooters rode in the shotgun side of a stage coach and tried to hit exploding barrels. Before the show, there is a disclaimer: “Top Gun challenges are extremely dangerous. Contestants are experienced marksmen operating on a closed course. Do not attempt this at home.” Doggone! I’d just found a stagecoach and looked forward to setting this stunt up in the parking lot.
What are some of the “duh” questions you’ve heard—or asked?