Your “Yes-or-No” Answer to My Non-“Yes-or-No” Question


“For here or to go?”

“Yes.”

“Would you prefer steak, chicken, or fish?”

“No, thank you.”

“If a train leaves Yeston at 8:30PM traveling 35 MPH in a southward direction and another train leaves Notown at 8:45PM traveling 45 MPH in a northward direction, at what time will they meet?”

“Yes, Yeston will meet and no, Notown will not.”

Your answer indicates that you’ve failed to pay attention long enough to even understand the question. As a penalty for your rash actions, you get to sound stupid for a few seconds. As a penalty for the questioner, they have to repeat themselves, which everyone loves to do oh-so-much. How do you feel about yourself for doing this?

Yes.

ARGH. Your “Yes-or-No” Answer to My Non-“Yes-or-No” Question Needs to Die.

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