A lot of people are afraid of asking stupid questions. Normally, they will keep quiet when they are asked to ask questions if they have any. But I am not talking about major event like seminars or courses when you are invited to ask questions.
I am talking about one-to-one conversations and you are too embarassed to admit you do not know something. For example, I do not know what is XOXO but pretend to act like I know. Finally, I cannot bear it anymore and asked. Ok, I know what is XOXO now, but I am not telling.
So, I was having this MSN conversation with someone and little numbers and alphabets kept appearing. At first, I thought it is due to my MSN and it didn’t register the code and produce an emoticon like it should. You know..when you type l o l, you get a laughing smiley. Then, it appears again. And guess what, I thought it is one of those words we make with our digital calculator. So, I turn my head a bit to see if I can decode anything from it.
Also nothing. So, I cannot stand it anymore and asked, “What is tl147lc3?”
Then, I was scolded (in a nice way), ‘WTF? I typed that for two days already, you don’t know and yet you never ask???’
Haih….admit it. How many of us actually pretend to know when we don’t? Even my four years old can cover his own butts. Sometimes, he opened his mouth to ask something silly and then, realised it is a stupid question. Before we can respond, he will blush, give a goofy grin and guess what he said, “I know already but I just ask only. Cannot meh?” He must have learnt it from his mom. “I know of course, but I am asking to test and see if you know.”