‘Questions, Questions’ was a problem-solving programme on BBC Radio 4. Stewart Henderson the Presenter addressed the intriguing and seemingly imponderable questions posed by everyday life….
“If there are two rainbows in the sky, does the second one have the colours in reverse order? If so, why?”
“Why does the bread always fall to the floor butter side down?”
Since I don’t eat buttered bread I paid little heed to the answer for that question, so don’t ask me. November 08 was the last time I heard the programme and at my age memory plays tricks. Don’t tell Elly that it is selective defective!
Now we all have questions. Not like Captain Boyles “What is the Stars?” Or to give the proper quotation “I ofen looked up at the sky an’ assed meself the question – what is the moon, what is the stars?” – Captain Boyle, Act I of Juno and the Paycock by Sean O’Casey.
My question is: ‘Why do people say “How are you?” when they meet someone, and do they really want to know or listen to the answer’?
What is your question?