Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Yes/No Questions

I have a bad habit--or is it just a personality quirk? It is a tendency to ask questions in pairs.

This morning, as I was about to take a shower, I noticed a hanger over the curtain rod. Last night, Sara's sari, which she had hand-washed, had been hanging to dry inside. So I asked, "Can I take a shower now? Or should I wait?" She didn't answer. How could she? At least not with one word.

A few weeks ago, I texted her, "R u busy? can u come get me?" To which she replied, "No yes".

I wonder, will anyone like this post? Or is it too silly?


Nancy said...

Quite hilarious! :)

Myrna said...

Once, just after Nancy's best friend Emily had moved to Utah, and we still lived in BC, Nancy wrote Emily a letter that had a lot of questions. Probably about 20 pairs of questions. Emily sent a letter back to Nancy "Yes. No. Yes. No. I don't know. Yes. I think so. No. Yes. Maybe. Okay. Yes. No." well, you get the idea. It was hilarious! Too bad Nancy hadn't kept a copy of her letter so she might have had a hope of figuring out the answers to her many questions!

Nancy said...

I think I still have that postcard somewhere. :) "Utah at night"

So funny!