Feb 1, 2013

There Are A LOT of Stupid Questions


      Whoever said that there are no stupid questions was clearly being utterly sarcastic, not living among humans or flying so high on something cooked in a meth lab that he orbited in the Earth's stratosphere where he simply couldn't have come into contact with other Earthlings. I think that saying is at least outdated if not completely wrong from the get-go and should be upgraded to "there are no stupid questions 2.0" a. k. a. "there ARE stupid questions and there's plenty of them".
      In one of my favorite books, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams says: "One of the things Ford Prefect had always found hardest to understand about humans was their habit of continually stating and repeating the very very obvious, as in It's a nice day, or You're very tall, or Oh dear you seem to have fallen down a thirty-foot well, are you all right?" Ford Prefect was an alien sent to our planet to see what we're up to, but in my opinion, it doesn't take an extraterrestrial to find out how alien we are.
      Maybe it's the universe's twisted sense of humor, but I seem to be bumping into the dumbest questions left and right. I have a Monroe piercing and once a man in his 50s asked me:
      "Are your zits metallic? This must be a new thing, in my time they were just made of grease."
      Of course I said: "Yes, we have moved past the greasy zits, it's an evolution thing." You trying-to-be-funny-but-just-getting-on-my-nerves dumbass, you.
      My second favorite question is regarding my Buddha's eyes tattoo:
      "Do you see just as well with those eyes as you do with your real ones?"
      "Absolutely. They have just started a test study where they tattoo eyes on blind people to see if it's just me or if this could be a cure for blindness." To tell you the truth, most of the times I don't answer questions like that, I just smile, turn away and ignore the person.
      But my absolute favorite type of conversation goes something like this:
      "When did you last xyz?" (xyz can be anything from take a shower, go to the grocery store, have sex, get your wisdom tooth removed, anything.)
      "I don't know."
      "Did you last xyz on Tuesday?"
      "I don't know."
      "How about Wednesday, did you last xyz on Wednesday?"
      "I don't know."
      "Really, you don't know? But do you think that you..."
      This is 2 minutes of my life I'm never getting back. "I DON'T KNOW."
      In Adams' book, Ford Prefect forms a theory: If humans "don't keep on exercising their lips, their brains start working". That's what it is - people just love to talk but they don't love to think, and I hate to say it, but some seldom do. And then some idiot started spreading that rumor that there are no stupid questions and suddenly everyone starts saying: "Did you hear that there are no stupid questions?! How cool is that!" Now people just put a question mark at the end of every sentence and think they can get away with anything without sounding like complete imbeciles.


I'm wearing:
Leggings: H&M (Xmas gift from Veronika,
who also took the pics, so double thanks!;))
Sweater: H&M men
Shirt: Newyorker
Boots: Pittarello

      See you back next week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Don't forget to follow via Twitter or subscribe to post via email if you like and especially don't forget to have a crazy weekend!

      Peet


45 comments:

  1. Those are awesome leggings and great photos! Thank you for your lovely comment :)

    Have a great day!
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  2. Awsome leggings PB! You look amazing!

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  3. I lovee how the sweater enhaces the floral pattern of the leggings! :D


    Fashionably Sparkly

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  4. Haha, I think some people just talk for the sake of it because they are afraid of awkward silences.

    Woe.

    Corinne x
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  5. Such funny questions! Love the floral leggings

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  6. love those leggings!
    thank you so much for your sweet comment!
    muah*
    mariana

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  7. gorgeous pics!
    x

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  8. You look amazing! Love this outfit, and totally agree about questions!

    x
    Rachel

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  9. Men's sections always have good stuff! Love your sweater

    xo Ashley
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  10. You're absolutely right - the world is full of stupid questions {and stupid people asking them, come to think of it!} Love these floral pants, the print is gorgeous :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  11. Amazing tights..You have a gogreous blog!I follow you now!!!!!!!!

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  12. Love your leggins, the color is really beautiful!!!

    Thank you for your comment, I hope to see you soon on my blog..

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  13. awesome pictures! peet,

    plus love the leggings too

    yeah,,, me neither dont understand why humans ask a question that they knew the answers, urghhh.

    Yati from Malaysia

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  14. haha! I love this post! I'm gunna have to go get a cup of tea and read some more- following on bloglovin' nowww :) x

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  15. Love the post and everything you wrote ;)
    Chic Le Chine.

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  16. haha, some people are idiots but you just have to laugh, roll your eyes and curse them inwardly i guess. gorgeous outfit, as always :)

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  18. Verry nice pictures,i love the legging!
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  20. totally love the outfit
    and yesss there are plenty of stupid questions out there that people thrown on me which makes me only roll my eyes

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  21. Such great satire! And can't believe the old man will say that about your piercing. But the location is great for your shoot, and so are your pants.

    Followed you via GFC !

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  22. Your leggings are awesome! :) xo

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  23. i love your boots and pants! you look stunning! xx

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  24. AMAZING pants!!!! love them!
    kisses!

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  25. If humans "don't keep on exercising their lips, their brains start working"

    Awesome quote...now i have to read this book!

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  27. Great photos, great post, and you look so cool, I really like that floral jean.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  28. haha i suppose older people just don't get it. when i was younger i pierced my belly button and my mom kept saying all my drinks are gonna leak out. har-har. but on a happier note, i LOVE this look! those leggings are gorgeous- i'd wear this whole look in a heartbeat

    xo Marlen
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  31. Wauw nice photos! X

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  32. Those leggings <3 I also can't stand when people comment on my piercing -_-

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  33. So not get me started. My pet peeve. Voltaire always said judge a man by his questions and not by his answers. In my experience, he is soooo right. Ignore the morons. Ps speaking about tattoos with eyes, you gotta see the trick dynamo does with a tattoo...

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    1. You mean this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOwPdrmNPpM
      This is just CRAZY!!!!

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