THE majority of questions asked by girlfriends are thinking out loud and should not be answered, boyfriends have confirmed.
Nathan Muir, aged 25, estimated that his partner Emma Bradford asks him upwards of 230 questions in an average day, less than 20 of which actually require an answer.
He said: “Yesterday alone I was asked ‘Is that a nice car?’ about a passing Audi, ‘Are those birds?’ about some birds, and ‘Do you think that’s my green?’ about a cardigan in a shop window.
“Attempting to answer that last one got me in real trouble. I think she thought I was reading her mind.
“Conversely, ignoring the question ‘Do you think I should become an aid worker in the developing world?’ because I assumed it was inner monologue got me bollocked as well. There’s no easy solution.”
Bradford said: “I asked the aid worker thing, which is a major life-changing decision, and he said nothing.
“Then I said ‘Well I’ll take your your silence as, ‘Yes, sod off and go and help people and me and you can just be a thing of the past, should I? Is that what you want? Is it?’
“And he said ‘No of course not’ as if it was a real question.”