|Have You Seen My Glasses? And Other Trick Questions (standard:humor, 905 words)|
|Author: Godspenman||Added: Oct 22 2017||Views/Reads: 343/161||Story 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 Click here to read the rest of this story (34 more lines)
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