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    Quick question: Why does everyone preface their questions with "Quick Question?"

    Quick question. Why do they do it? And quick question. If someone insists on putting "Quick question!" in front of everything they ask, does that give me the right to respond with a quick answer?

    For example ...

    Ass-face: Quick question. We had a brown-out and now so-and-so's computer won't turn on. What should I do?

    DrR: Rebuild it.


    Ass-face: Quick question. What's the best way to ride from L.A. to D.C.?

    DrR: The right way.
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    Why do people always say, "Can I ask you a question"??? No you don't have a question-you already used it up-you have TWO questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Room 1201
    Why do people always say, "Can I ask you a question"??? No you don't have a question-you already used it up-you have TWO questions.
    Exactly!

    You feel me.

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    Do you want the long answer or the short answer?

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    Quick Question.

    First?

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    quick questions should always be answered with quick answers.

    if they can't be, stab them in the liverz
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    hookers and blow is usually an appropriate answer to most quick questions
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    hookers and blow is usually an appropriate answer to most quick questions

    funny, that's usually the best answer for not so quick questions too.
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    You are kind of persnickity. Do you fold your underwear and require that your logos on your tires match up with the valvestem? I'm just saying.

    I say it sometimes, but I work in IT and there are two types of questions... those that have quick or long answers. Quick question typically correlates to quick answer and those that are innundated with questions or issues will more likely respond to a brief question.

    time to sleepagawea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    hookers and blow is usually an appropriate answer to most quick questions

    I thought that was usually an appropriate answer to "a friend of mine" question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by funknuggets
    I say it sometimes, but I work in IT and there are two types of questions... those that have quick or long answers. Quick question typically correlates to quick answer and those that are innundated with questions or issues will more likely respond to a brief question.
    So you're one of "those" people. Fyi, if you said "Quick question!" to me I would turn immediately hostile, regardless of whether it was actually a quick question.
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    Quote Originally Posted by funknuggets
    You are kind of persnickity. Do you fold your underwear and require that your logos on your tires match up with the valvestem? I'm just saying.

    I say it sometimes, but I work in IT and there are two types of questions... those that have quick or long answers. Quick question typically correlates to quick answer and those that are innundated with questions or issues will more likely respond to a brief question.

    time to sleepagawea.

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    I have a quick and dumb question for you. Do dumb answers typically correlate with dumb questions in IT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocco
    I have a quick and dumb question for you. Do dumb answers typically correlate with dumb questions in IT?
    Rebuild it.

    Wait, I'll answer that. No. I've spent A LOT of time at a particular client these last couple weeks, and they're all catch-phrase happy. It seems like all I heard between the employees was "Quick question. Blah blah blah." Hence my rantiferous post.

    Btw, responding to another thread: 81F??? WTF? I was outside today in Santa Monica and I thought it was July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    Btw, responding to another thread: 81F??? WTF? I was outside today in Santa Monica and I thought it was July.

    Well now I'm looking at AccuWeather's forecast and they're saying 75 tomorrow but 80 and 82 for Monday and Tuesday. Maybe, maybe some showers at the end of next week. I wonder how long until it gets to the point they ban watering lawns and then car washes?

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    I have a "guick question" person most every day at my job. It's almost a rule that their "quick question" will turn in to a 45 minute long conversation.


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    You need to get in the habit of saying "Quick Answer: No!" regardless of the question.

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    We have a guy that is known to start every phone call with 'quick question'. We're in a technical business, they are never quick. He's spanish so its queequestion about 3-4 times a day when he is testing our equipment.
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    I suppose...

    Quote Originally Posted by DrRoebuck
    So you're one of "those" people. Fyi, if you said "Quick question!" to me I would turn immediately hostile, regardless of whether it was actually a quick question.
    But 90% of our work is done via IM, so its one of those on the fly type of mechanisms so, I think its commonplace. But sometimes I dont even preface it with quick question... I like to mix it up and keep the people guessing.
    so sayeth the funk....

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    Nice to know I'm not alone on this one.

    I've been in the process of launching a f-ing huge database project for a client, and have been at their office almost every day for the past week. Because people don't understand what I do on the back end (code?), most of their "quick questions" are things that would take me hours to implement (code?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by teh moreon
    Quick Question.

    First?
    Quick answer. No!
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    My favorite is this one.


    "I have a question."

    My response.

    "I have an answer."


    At least instead of "Quick question" its not "Slow question."

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