People ask questions they don't want answered.
You know what question tops the list? It's one we hear all the time: How are you?
Apparently, 98.6 percent of people who ask that question do not care about the answer. They are, I think, trying to be polite. And yet ...
Do me a favor today, my friends. Show up. If you ask a question, listen to the answer. And if you doubt the veracity of my lead-in line, look at the date on this post.
P.S. Thanks to Kate O'Neill Rauber -- one of the world's great listeners -- for the blog idea!
P.P.S. This post also reminds me of a favorite Yiddish proverb: No answer is also an answer.