QUESTIONS THAT DRIVE ME BATTY

Not necessarily stupid, not stuff I get asked all the time, just ones that I hate a lot.
  1. "Where do you get your confidence?"
    @mindy explained why this is bullshit: “I think people are well meaning, but it’s pretty insulting. Because what it means to me is, ‘You, Mindy Kaling, have all the trappings of a very marginalized person. You’re not skinny, you’re not white, you’re a woman. Why on earth would you feel like you’re worth anything?’” There are parts of that quote I'm not able to relate to, and I think those are the most important parts to get into, but I do think that question is always bound to be a bummer.
  2. "Why are you single?"
    Context is important for why it makes me mad, but I don't think there's ever an appropriate time to ask that. It's especially inappropriate to ask on a first date, followed up with, "Are you crazy?" (Which has actually happened to me!) (What the fuck!)
  3. "How do I get to [place]?"
    This is entirely me-specific, and I only hate it when it's a stranger on the street, but I don't KNOW. I never know! I just want everyone to assume I spent my entire life up to this point in a ditch, because that's what my sense of direction would imply. I cannot help you or myself.
  4. "Did you lose weight?"
    Probably not! And if I did, I really really don't want to talk about it ever! For most of my life, any noticeable weight loss has been due to stress or illness, and it's transient, and I don't want to feel like you're keeping tabs. The only acceptable time to comment on my body is when I bring it up and specifically ask you for feedback.
  5. "But have you considered..."
    Context is also very important here. If you're honestly trying to bring another perspective or solution to the table, I love that! If you're doing anything that could be construed as "playing devil's advocate" then YES I have considered it and also I hate you fundamentally.