I think it's a thing that old people do, though maybe it's not defined by age. It also seems to be a thing that old WOMEN do. But maybe it's not defined by gender.
When people ask stupid questions that don't matter, I find it so annoying! Especially when it's regarding completely unimportant things.
For instance, what prompted this post/rant, was overhearing my mom from downstairs say "What's this milk doing here?"
I know the answer to that question. I made some chocolate chip cookies and poured myself a glass of milk to enjoy with them. I was eating up here in my room and then realized "Huh. I think I have more milk than I want to drink." So when I went downstairs to have a cigarette outside, I brought the glass downstairs and put it on the kitchen counter before I went outside. I forgot to pour the milk in the sink and put the glass in the dishwasher and came back upstairs to my room.
There's the answer. But it's such a stupid question! What else would it be doing there? Why would she care?
I just heard her asking my dad, "Steve? Do you know why there is a glass of milk here??"
"No, I don't."
"Well, I don't know how it got here."
"Maybe it's Sarah's."
"I know I didn't put it there. And you don't know anything about it. So I don't know what it's doing there."
?!?!?! Yes, you do Mom! Dad just gave you the answer which was pretty obvious in the first place.
Or when people hear noises and freak out about what might be causing them.
For example one day I was at my grandma's, sitting in her living room with her and having a relaxed conversation. All of a sudden she tilts her head to the side like she heard something and says, "What's that sound?!"
"I think it's your washing machine, Grandma."
WTF?! Does this anyone anyone else as much as it annoys me?