Friday, July 5, 2013

Dumb Questions


Next Swims:
   Saturday July 6th @ noon
   Sunday July 7th @ noon, Pirates Picnic & BBQ at the McTwisp residence to follow! post swim festivities kicking off around 1:30pm (...for those who may not be able to make the swim...)  Location:  9445 N. Fairway Circle, Bayside

Last Swim:  Friday July 5th, 6AM
Water Temp: 63
Waves: Flat Calm
Water Clarity:  Fair, improving
Crew: Showgirl, Gumdrop, Cap'n, Diablo, Kahuna, Sonakahuna, Neo, Ben, Patriarch
Wetsuit Count: 5, Skin Count: 4

As Patriarch of this crew I am used to getting bombarded with dumb questions.  So many that I break them into categories.  The first category are dumb questions that aren't really questions. They are accusations, for example "Swim in Lake Michigan?  Are you crazy? How can swim in that sewer?".

The second category of dumb questions are dumb because the answers are unknowable.  For example "Will the Lake be warm tomorrow?" or "What's with Cap'n?".

But when it comes to REALLY dumb questions, questions are that are astounding in their obtuseness, breathtaking in their stupidity, I challenge you to beat the question that Cap'n asked me this morning at Solly's, "Patriarch are you having one Door County Cherry pancake or three?".  "Gee Cap'n, I need to watch my figure I think I'll have one pancake, a small one, hold the butter and syrup.  On second thought, I'll skip the pancakes and have something off Solly's World Famous Healthy Eating Menu, perhaps some freshly picked arugula. I just ran four miles and swam half a mile in 63 degree water, how could I possibly be hungry enough to eat three whole pancakes?"    

1 comment:

Gumdrop said...

I'll bet if we tried we could come up with a good top 10 list of the dumbest (er, I mean most frequently asked questions) and post them so as to simply direct said inquisitor to the appropriate list.