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Strangest First Questions
Flamen Tenebrarum at 7:30PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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Yesterday I met a very intelligent and refined person, we talked about art, philosophy and religion (and any combinations of the above) for hours. But before any of the talking happened, right after we greeted each other, this person asked me totally randomly and out of context: “So, are you into BDSM?”
I found that this was one of the most random first questions ever.
I also have two other questions I was asked on two other occasions:
“Can I be your girlfriend?”
and
“What is the meaning of your life?”

And so I thought I could ask what were the most random first questions you were asked.
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imshard at 8:21PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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“what color are your eyes called?”
“when did you come out of?”
“excuse me, why are you wearing that?”
“Are you the hitter she was talking about?” <- still have no clue what that lady wanted
“have you ever traveled out east?” <-I get asked this a lot for some reason

There's more but I can't think of them right now.
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Custard Trout at 8:32PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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'If you were a colour, which colour would you be?' - asked by a completely random girl while I was waiting for a train. I just randomly picked a colour and said ‘purple’. She gave me a filthy look and wandered off.
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ozoneocean at 8:34PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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“Random” Ugh…

I wish people would cease using that word to describe “unexpected” things that are the result of extremely contrived silliness. They're not “random”, they're the oposite of that term :P

Grumpy rant out of the way lol!

“Excuse me, are your pants leather?”
 
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lba at 8:38PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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If you were a banana and I were a cherry would we make a grape?

or

How long were you again? I had never met the girl who said this before. I'm pretty sure she was drunk.
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TheMidge28 at 8:38PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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“Can I touch you?”
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seventy2 at 9:07PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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do you pronounce your last name shee–zoo?

i was in highschool, wearing a t-shirt that had “Schizo” printed across the shoulders…cause i was into schizo's then…don't know why….
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Salsicoruc at 9:56PM, Jan. 8, 2008
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These aren't really random, but they're not your traditional conversation starters:

“So where are your kids?” << said by person I've never met
“Why aren't you at home?” << also a stranger

I get all sorts of bizarre pick up lines/antics, but that's not quite the same, because usually I don't stick around for any follow-up questions that would make the opening statement a “first question”.
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lastcall at 4:40AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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I'm usually the one who asks the random questions. I do it to make people laugh; to break the ice. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. I've asked such questions as:

“Has anyone ever told you that you look like Weird Al Yankovic?”

“If you were an animal, what would you be?”

“You look like a taquito.”

“Hey, what's your shoe size?”

“Holy crap, you look just like John Mayer…”
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amanda at 7:46AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Excuse me, are your pants leather?”
Well WERE they?

I seem to have an unfortunate habit of wearing clothes that make me look pregnant as I get asked, “Oh, when are you due?” by complete strangers on a distressingly frequent basis.

“Do you have three dollars?” is another question I hear a lot when I'm downtown. If I say no, they call me a commie. (Which, if you think about it, makes no sense - if I were actually a Communist, I would share my money freely, right?)

The strangest first question that resulted in an actual conversation and great friendship later was “Don't you think you'd rather have a Grey Goose martini?” when I was ordering Crown (on the rocks, natch).
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Aurora Moon at 8:33AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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questions I've asked of compete strangers:

“You just look like that one guy on Quantum leap. The one who had that Ziggy calculator thing. Did you know that?”–This was to a cop. He just looked at me strangely, as seeing apparently he never watched that TV show!


strangest questions I've been asked:

“Aren't you too young to be at this party/whatever”? those sort of questions always gets asked by people who thinks that I'm way younger than I am. Most of the time I try to take it as an compliment, but sometimes it can get annoying. especially when they start asking for my ID, and then proceed to check if it's fake.

“How old are you? Because if you are the age I think you are, then I'm afraid that you aren't of the legal age to start working.”– hated that one when I was trying to get a decent job to save up for my college funds.

“I know this sounds strange, but can you tell me more about your periods?”–Asked by some guy online who had a period fetish after I apolized for pmsing. and after he asked that question, he went on to talk about how seeing blood from a lady's bit just turned him on so much and stuff. now that was a strange fella.

hmm. that's all I can think of right now.

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crocty at 8:43AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Can I have your autograph?”
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AQua_ng at 9:45AM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Excuse me, do you want a hug?”

You know, for a short girl, she had a pretty tight grip.

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Fenn at 12:28PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Is it okay if I consider you my hero?” <– said by someone I didn't even know, but shared a class with. We never spoke to each other again, and I have no idea what prompted it.

“You aren't going to start shooting up the place, are you?” <– a lady ahead of me in line at the DMV. At first I thought she was just kidding around because she was bored, but she actually seemed worried that I was going to kill everyone for some reason. For the record, I did not shoot up the place.

“Oh my gosh! Scott! How have you been?” <– heard from several people over the years. I am not Scott. I have no idea who Scott is… but apparently I look an awful lot like him… the bastard.
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Atom Apple at 3:41PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Random” Ugh…

I wish people would cease using that word to describe “unexpected” things that are the result of extremely contrived silliness. They're not “random”, they're the oposite of that term :P
Meh, words evolve.

I wish I had and interesting thing to say here, but you've all already trumped anything I can fish out. -_-
i will also like to know you the more
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ozoneocean at 3:54PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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Meh, words evolve.
And people are stupid. Two processes happening in tandem. :P

I know another:

“Excuse me, are you Yankee Doodle?”
-Kids… It was a serious question. I had a hat with a feather in it so to the little fellow it seemed logical.
 
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usedbooks at 4:14PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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The weirdest thing a stranger said to me… I was walking home past the stadium, where music was playing (which is pretty common).

The first question was this:

“Do you know that guy Son of Sam?”

It got worse from there…

“He's in this city right now. You know that? You hear that music? That's Satan playing that music. He's trying to brainwash everyone, and all those evil people who hear it…”

I can't remember the rest. But it was, um, interesting.

ozoneocean
And people are stupid. Two processes happening in tandem. :P
“People are stupid” is a state, not a process. ;)
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ozoneocean at 4:59PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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Ok then… the state of stupidity influences the process of word evolution. lol!
 
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kitty17 at 5:01PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Have you ever danced naked infront of your bathroom mirror?” - I barely knew the girl who asked me this. I just saw her around school sometimes.

“Aw, you're just so small and cute. Can I keep you?” - I was introduced to a friend of a friend and since I'm the short one of my group…it was logical? I dunno…I was scared. ._.



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ozoneocean at 5:08PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Have you ever danced naked infront of your bathroom mirror?”
So… Have you? :)
 
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TheMidge28 at 5:16PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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Aren't you that guy from BNL?

This question is asked on a regular basis by strangers on a regular basis, even before I even knew what BNL was.
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ozoneocean at 5:41PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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It's been one week?
 
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TheMidge28 at 5:47PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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It's been one week?
Since you looked at me?

Also…
“Can I feel your pants?”
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Adariel at 7:17PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Excuse me sir, but, would you happen to know what im thinking right now?”

What ever gave that kid the idea that i can read minds is beyond me.
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kitty17 at 7:40PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Have you ever danced naked infront of your bathroom mirror?”
So… Have you? :)

Oh, of course not! *cough* That's just silly!

“I found this skittle on the floor…want it?” -my friend said this to me the first day I met him.





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Custard Trout at 8:04PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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“Aren't you too young to be at this party/whatever”? those sort of questions always gets asked by people who thinks that I'm way younger than I am. Most of the time I try to take it as an compliment, but sometimes it can get annoying. especially when they start asking for my ID, and then proceed to check if it's fake.

I get this sometimes too, but it's the other way round. I actually got away with drinking underage thanks to that, until they started checking everyone, regardless of how old they looked.

ozoneocean
Ok then… the state of stupidity influences the process of word evolution.

And calling the evolution of something stupid isn't a close minded or unprogressive way to think at all is it? Oh wait.
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ozoneocean at 11:18PM, Jan. 9, 2008
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Ok then… the state of stupidity influences the process of word evolution.
And calling the evolution of something stupid isn't a close minded or unprogressive way to think at all is it? Oh wait.
Oh goodness me, I think you made a stupid mistake there. lol!

Subtlety my friend. Subtlety and nuance. ;)

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I think the stupidest questions you get asked are for job interviews, beyond doubt!
-“Where do you see yourself in five years time?”
-Hopefully not still having to work for a moron like you!

Then there's the strengths and weaknesses questions… Man, just LOOK at the CV, talk to people enough to learn that they're not a complete imbecile, tell them what the job entails, and if you like them; give them a trial run. Those standard job questions aren't helpful to anybody.
 
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Arashi_san at 2:12AM, Jan. 10, 2008
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“If I had two tongues, one for each eye, would you be able to see them penetrate the black holes that are your pupils?” (okay, that doesn't really count, but the following do)

“Woah! Are you Jesus?”

“Can your hair really eat people?”
shifting in the wind… is a baby.
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Arashi_san at 2:13AM, Jan. 10, 2008
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“If I had two tongues, one for each eye, would you be able to see them penetrate the black holes that are your pupils?” (okay, that doesn't really count, but the following do)

“Woah! Are you Jesus?”

“Can your hair really eat people?”

and the answers are:
yes
no
yes
shifting in the wind… is a baby.
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mechanical_lullaby at 2:39AM, Jan. 10, 2008
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I haven't been asked any odd questions…
My dad, though, when he went to Japan they we're all like:
“It's Donald Sutherland! Donald Sutherland! Can I have your autograph??”

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