Remember in Kindergarten when people told you “there is no such thing as a stupid question?” They were just trying to make you feel good. If you spend enough time in a place where tourists are both common and entirely out of their element (ski town, outdoor attractions), then you will surely encounter some completely illogical and unfounded questions.
Here is a list of stupid questions that I have encountered myself, or heard through the grapevine. I’ve been in resort towns or outdoor-based service industries my whole life and these are the places where money and ignorance meet to produce the greatest of all bonehead questions. Feel free to add any you have heard via comments.
- Where do they store the moguls in the summer?
- At what elevation do deer turn into elk?
- How do the elk know they’re supposed to cross at the “Elk Crossing” signs?
- Are the bears with collars tame?
- Is it ok to keep an open bag of bacon on the picnic table, or should I store it in my tent?
- Where can I find Alpine Flamingos?
- What’s the animal that I saw under the lift?
- When we enter B.C. do we have to convert our money to British Pounds?
- Is that two kilometers by foot or by car?
- How do you get the lakes so blue?
- So, if we keep rafting this river when do we get back to where we started?
- On this overnight river trip will we be camping in the same place every night?
- When people are fly-fishing, are they trying to catch fish or flies?
- Is the halfpipe comp going to be in Whistler Village?