Why Do We Ask Nosy Questions?

Shirley Ann Parker
6 min readFeb 19

It Probably Isn’t Because We Can Fix A Problem

Women holding a conversation
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Now and then every single one of us — man or woman — asks a question that we immediately regret asking. Oh, sheesh, I shouldn’t have said that?

Even before the complete thought left our mouth, we suddenly realized with horror how stupid or inappropriate it was.

Shirley Ann Parker

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