Most ridiculous question you had to ask?

What's the most ridiculous question you had to ask per the guidelines of a shop?

I did a lab test shop recently where they would draw some blood. The guidelines said I was to tell them that I was not fasting because I was not told to do so by my "company." Then, after the test, I was required to ask "When can I eat something?" Obviously this is one of the dumbest questions you can ask. When I asked it, of course the guy was confused because I said I was NOT fasting. Then after a few seconds, he said sarcastically "No, you can't eat something yet, it will affect the test!" while pointing to the vial of blood in his hand. I just reported the sarcastic response and noted that it was sarcastic. What dumb guidelines and it made me look like I wasn't all there.

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My dumbest question was also a lab test. I had to ask "is that a clean needle?" The technician was shocked. She said of course. We don't reuse them. So embarrassing lol but the pay was good.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
The latest grocery question, what are your citrus fruits...(duh, oranges) talk about feeling like a dummy.

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I had one guy tell me mangoes. They aren't citrus I don't think.

@Irene_L.A. wrote:

The latest grocery question, what are your citrus fruits...(duh, oranges) talk about feeling like a dummy.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
I thought it was pretty dumb to ask, "What makes (ice cream brand) so great?" for an ice cream shop. I'm pretty sure a normal customer would never ask that. The employees would always give me a confused look.
@JASFLALMT wrote:

"What kind of cheese should I use to make a grilled cheese sandwich?"

all of them

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Dumbest question was for a grocery store. I had to ask (What is the best way to get my Avocado to ripen quickly) First guy looked at me and pointed at his coworker and told me to go ask the other guy.. So I ended up asking a bunch of people about my Avocado. Nobody answered the question correctly.

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A mozzarella cheese sandwich would suck (bland). So would a Bleu cheese sandwich (shudder). And parmesan or romano would taste good but probably wouldn't melt so great. So yeah, MOST cheese would be just fine. I would think the person might say, "American is the most popular but you could try our sliced cheddar or Havarti"...
I always put mine in the window...but what is the correct answer?

@sil2222 wrote:

Dumbest question was for a grocery store. I had to ask (What is the best way to get my Avocado to ripen quickly) First guy looked at me and pointed at his coworker and told me to go ask the other guy.. So I ended up asking a bunch of people about my Avocado. Nobody answered the question correctly.
@JASFLALMT wrote:

A mozzarella cheese sandwich would suck (bland). So would a Bleu cheese sandwich (shudder). And parmesan or romano would taste good but probably wouldn't melt so great. So yeah, MOST cheese would be just fine. I would think the person might say, "American is the most popular but you could try our sliced cheddar or Havarti"...

But what would happen if you put ALL of those cheeses on a grilled cheese?? YUM!

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At the moment only demons come to mind
I think you put the avocado in a brown paper bag for a few days/
The question about where the meat is raised is even more stupid since it says so right on the label.
I actually would like to know the answer to that question :-)
@sil2222 wrote:

Dumbest question was for a grocery store. I had to ask (What is the best way to get my Avocado to ripen quickly) First guy looked at me and pointed at his coworker and told me to go ask the other guy.. So I ended up asking a bunch of people about my Avocado. Nobody answered the question correctly.

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@JASFLALMT wrote:

A mozzarella cheese sandwich would suck (bland). So would a Bleu cheese sandwich (shudder). And parmesan or romano would taste good but probably wouldn't melt so great. So yeah, MOST cheese would be just fine. I would think the person might say, "American is the most popular but you could try our sliced cheddar or Havarti"...
It's not a party without Havarti!

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@MickeyB wrote:

Asked of a bellman, "What does green mean to you?"

Uhhh, green, money? was that the answer they were expecting? Pretty dumb you are correct.
@JASFLALMT wrote:

I always put mine in the window...but what is the correct answer?

@sil2222 wrote:

Dumbest question was for a grocery store. I had to ask (What is the best way to get my Avocado to ripen quickly) First guy looked at me and pointed at his coworker and told me to go ask the other guy.. So I ended up asking a bunch of people about my Avocado. Nobody answered the question correctly.

The correct answer for any unripe fruit is to put it in a paper bag. It should be in an enclosed area where it is dark. Sometimes I just put them in a closed drawer where there is no light. Supposedly the confines of the bag traps some of the ?gasses? which escape from the fruit which hastens correct and even ripening once it is off the vine, or tree. It works well for me. I have even successfully ripened very green tomatoes this way.
Except for the green question I personally have no issue with any of the above questions. The dumbest one I had was mostly due to the fact there was no rotation so I had to ask it as is over and over month after month in a small place with repeat staff members where you ordered from a counter as you entered. I had to ask about a light (in taste, not calories) beer recommendation when I got to the beer person on an ordering line and then not order beer, I was required to order the beer at the bar in the dining area after paying the cashier for my entire order minus the beer I asked about.
Well, you can always ask the guy how to cook corn, which is the alternative to the avocado question. Compared to which, the avocado question doesn't look so bad after all.

The official answer, from the guidelines, is to ripen it in a paper bag.
In my srea they might say green = weed.

@sandyf wrote:

@MickeyB wrote:

Asked of a bellman, "What does green mean to you?"

Uhhh, green, money? was that the answer they were expecting? Pretty dumb you are correct.
"Can I keep it outside during the winter? Will it tolerate the snow?" Shop was in the desert. Last snow over 100 years previous.
As a mature adult, I hate the grocery store questions. Like I've never been involved with cooking before....
@wildherbs wrote:

As a mature adult, I hate the grocery store questions. Like I've never been involved with cooking before....
You would be surprised. I remember going home with a friend for Thanksgiving when I was in college. We stayed for the long weekend.They had a very nice upscale house being but all we found to eat was some water in the fridge and Atkins bars on top of it. Her parents ate out always. Then there are those now who order those delivered meals. Some of them would not know how to boil water if asked. And I would not be surprised if those who never cook get the bright idea once in a while to prepare a home cooked meal for a friend.
"My better half finally said I can repaint the kitchen. Any color I want, as long as it's GREEN. What green do you have that won't make my kitchen look like a Christmas tree gone wrong?"
LOL! My dad used to say he'd paint the house any color at all-- as long as it was off-white. I wonder if he got that from a mystery shop...

Anyway, I felt silly when the sharp associate quipped, "Make banana bread!" I knew that. I had to ask about the over-ripe bananas.

Modern life is moving faster than the speed of thought, or thoughtfulness. - Rebecca Solnit
On a recent grocery shop when I asked a question about cooking temperature the associate told me to Google it. I laughed all the way home.

I enjoy awkward questions and uncomfortable silences. This gas station pavement is $%^@*#& hot.
An avocado will ripen just by leaving it out on the counter for a few days. Never refrigerate! I don't consider that a stupid question.
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