Have you ever stopped and wondered what a no-brainer is and what it stood for? Of course not, but nevertheless, people fall victim to no-brainer moments all of the time. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you are doing. Now don’t get me wrong, there are no dumb questions in life (sometimes). But when the answer is dead in front of your face and you took an ample amount of brain power to try and figure it out, then this is the point where we have problems. And once you find the answer, it hits you like a ton of bricks and then you start to question your IQ level. Here are some examples.
You make it to the bus stop and see a guy sitting on the bench waiting for the bus as well. You then ask him, “Did the bus come yet?” Are you kidding? What did you really want him to say? “Ugh…yeah, I’m just sitting here to check out the scenery.” This is a no-brainer. You should’ve known the answer way before you got there.
Another example is when someone is on the phone and you picked up and heard them talking. You then ask, “Are you on the phone?” C’mon now. What did you really think they were going to say after that statement? “No, I just like hearing myself talk in space.” Get off the phone. You’ve embarrassed yourself enough.
Here’s a good one. Let’s say you are at a party and have to go to the bathroom and you see a line by the door. You then ask, “Hey is this the line for the bathroom?” Really, what do you think the answer is going to be, genius? “Why heavens no, we are in line to find a brand new car behind door number one!” Nobody is standing by the bathroom door for their health. Stop fooling around, fall in line and wait your turn.
Have you ever seen a sign that said a rule so absurd that you wondered why they put that rule up for everyone to see? Chances are the dumb act has happened before.
“No Diving In the Hot Tub!”
Someone had to have done this to make this rule even happen. And it was just as shameful for the person that had to post the rule up. As a human race, stupidity knows no bounds. Just when we think the world can’t get any dumber…it does.
So the moral of the story is to use your noodle and stop falling for things that shouldn’t take much brain power in the first place. It’s a no-brainer.