There's no question like this

27.04.2008 in FunFrolic

Can I ask you a question?

No one can say a sentence like this. Read it again, you’ll realize its absurdness.

The moment someone says this, the permission to ask a question is already used-up. So next time, you wanna ask someone of something, say this:

If you don’t mind, can I ask you 2 questions? One is this & the other is ______.