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Have You Seen My Glasses? And Other Trick Questions (standard:humor, 905 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Oct 22 2017Views/Reads: 53/14Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
The only person who asks more questions than a lawyer is the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage. I am not saying that questions are bad, at least not all of them. What I am saying is, some questions can be trick questions.
 



The only person who asks more questions than a lawyer is the Gracious
Mistress of the Parsonage. I am not saying that questions are bad, at 
least not all of them. What I am saying is, some questions can be trick 
questions. 

To know the difference between a legitimate question and a trick
question takes years of practicing being a husband. If the husband 
learns anything in his marriage, it is this. 

I know people ask questions in order to get information. Not all people
ask a question in order to get information. Some people ask questions 
in order to trick somebody into saying something that is compromising. 

Of course, we all know the old joke about Honest Abe and his wife when
she asked him, “Does this dress make me look fat?” 

What does a person do in a situation like that? If a person is honest
and tells the honest truth, it may not fare too well with him. It is 
not so much the question being asked as it is the answer that goes 
along with that question. 

It is the smart husband who is an expert in this “answer” scenario. How
he answers his wife's questions will determine the quality of his life. 
To ignore the question is only going to induce more questions and what 
husband really wants that? 

The art of answering a trick question is the only thing that keeps some
people on the positive side of marital bliss. If, for one moment, the 
husband thinks his wife is simply seeking an answer, he is in for a lot 
of trouble and heartache. 

I certainly would not have liked to have been in Honest Abe's shoes if
he ever was presented with such a question from Mrs. Lincoln. 
Personally, I would have loved to hear how he dealt with that question, 
after all he was known as Honest Abe. 

This past week I was presented with such a question, it caught me a
little bit off guard, and I did not know how to deal with it. 

I noticed my wife was walking through the house looking at everything.
It made me curious, but I tried to keep out of that situation. 

Finally, she came to me and said quite sincerely, “Have you seen my
glasses?” 

It sounds like a very simple question and it should deserve a
straightforward answer. But I did not know what to say. What kind of 
trouble would I be in if I told her where her glasses were? 

I stuttered a little bit, and she being very nervous at the time, turned
and started searching the house again. What do you do in situations 
like this? 

I knew that her glasses were very important to her, but I was in a
position where I did not know if this was a trick question or if I was 
in serious trouble. 

Trying to do the right thing, I said to her, “No, I don't know where
your glasses are? Where did you have them last?” 

I thought if I said that it would solve the problem and I could go on
with a very happy afternoon. 

Looking at me, she said rather smartly, “If I knew that I wouldn't have
to ask you where my glasses are.” 

That sorted cued me in to the reality of the situation. I was rather
sure this was a trick question and I knew I needed to play this very 
carefully. One wrong word from me, and my boat was sunk for the day. 

She came back into the room and I looked at her and smiled very
cheerfully, hoping that that would kinda solve the problem. She looked 
at me and said, “What are you smiling about?” 

Now I was a bit confused. Are we facing a real situation here, or, is


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