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Writer's Block: Say What?

What is the weirdest question you’ve ever been asked?


I've been asked many strange questions in my line of work. Honestly, it's surprising how little people understand about how their own bodies work or about the germ theory of disease... But one of the strangest questions I've been asked outside of my profession was posed by an ancient locksmith. I'd just moved into my new house, which is in fact a very old house, and hadn't figured out all its quirks yet. Including the fact that if you turn the doorknob a certain way it is locked beyond the help of a key. So, I hunted down a locksmith and this funny old man showed up. Turns out his maiden aunts had built the house nearly 90 years ago and he spent time there as a child. He told me about them while he worked on the lock - evidently they were very fastidious women and wouldn't let any of their nephews use the bathroom inside; the boys had to pee out in the yard. As he was finishing up, he was looking at my sandal-clad feet and rather abruptly asked "Why aren't your toenails painted?"

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angus_honey
Feb. 15th, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
OMG...so come on, why weren't your toenails painted?????
antesqueluz
Feb. 22nd, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
I just have never been a toenail painting kind of gal. Don't know why. :-)
writer_klmeri
Feb. 16th, 2012 02:06 am (UTC)
Just... wow. Great story!
antesqueluz
Feb. 22nd, 2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
Yeah. IDEK. :-)
severina2001
Feb. 16th, 2012 01:29 pm (UTC)
HEEE! I just don't know what to make of that! But it's making me think that I should paint my toenails this summer... who knows what random old men are *thinking* of me? LOL

I once had someone ask me why I smile so much. :/
antesqueluz
Feb. 22nd, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Funny what people notice about you, isn't it. Keep smiling, dear!
dancememory
Feb. 23rd, 2012 11:20 pm (UTC)
I loved this story! :)
antesqueluz
Feb. 28th, 2012 03:04 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-) It still makes me laugh to think about it.
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