To think this is patronising?
SpeedyGonzalez · 06/04/2011 18:26
3 people are having a convo.
Person 1 asks Person 2 a question. Person 2 says "oh, everyone asks that." and then answers question.
After a while Person 3 asks Person 2 a question. Person 2 says "now that's an interesting question!" and answers.
AIBU to think that Person 3 is therefore being patronising to Person 1?
DELHI · 06/04/2011 18:32
Depends what the questions were, surely?? If P1 is, say, a famous celeb and P2 asks 'what's it like to be famous?' and then P3 asks something like 'what is the most delicious meal you have ever eaten and why? ' for example, then no, not patronising. If you ask a boring question you'll get a boring answer!:)
SpeedyGonzalez · 06/04/2011 20:03
You're right about the names, sorry!
Let's call Person 1 Mildred, Peraon 2 RudeMechanical and Person 3 Scout.
Scout is a RL friend of mine, who told me t'other day that Mildred accused her of being patronising, and cited this story as evidence.
And Yama, you are spot on - that would make sense. But Mildred is accusing Scout, not RudeMechanical.
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