I abhor trick questions. It’s not that I really have things to hide or that any of the embarrassing things that have happened in my life are anything that would send me into a slump in a corner, talking to myself, hoping that I can just disappear if anyone that wasn’t there ever found out. Trick questions are rude, in my opinion. They are meant to disarm and possibly find some of the filth that no one as of yet has been able to use against you. Or maybe that’s just me being…paranoid?
This daily prompt left me with my brain swirling, trying to figure out what questions would cause me angst if I were asked by someone who had the ability to broadcast the answers world-wide. To find some inspiration, I clicked on some of the already submitted responses. Interesting.
The 8 or so responses told me that the bloggers I read are pretty open with their stuffs. Right on. I like transparency. Some of the questions submitted I found curious. There were questions that I find either an easy answer or questions that I couldn’t ever imagine being asked because they just don’t apply to me (or at least I don’t believe they do).
So, what questions would I not want to be asked by a Pulitzer-winning report? Pretty much, I’m an open book. Ask me anything, and if it’s a question I don’t want to answer, I’ll let you know, possibly with a reason.
Certain topics are off-limits straight from the get. It’s not a hiding thing, but more of its none of yours or anyone else’s business, unless I know you and choose to share these things with you.
My children. You can reference them, but what they are doing with their lives or whatever is really not my area for answers. Ask them. One is an adult and the other is almost an adult. My husband falls into this category, as well. Their lives, their shares.
Religious beliefs. Don’t get me wrong. I have had many, many religious…discussions…with many different people with differing religious beliefs. In a friend-type setting (or my blog), let’s talk. An interview? Show some integrity. Whatever answer I give will be loved by some and met with disbelief or disgust by others. Not doing that.
Politics. First, I don’t really follow politics that much so my answer my be a blank stare of uncaring. Second, political questions of any type are judging questions. I don’t want anyone forming an opinion in regard to me based on something as….debateable…as politics. Religion and politics tend to form close minded situations, I believe.
I’m sure there are more, I just can’t think of them at the moment because I tend to be pretty open with most everything. I just don’t have the inclination or energy to edit my words. Ask me anything. If I don’t want to answer, I will let you know, almost always with a reason why.