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Old 09-06-2019, 11:42 AM
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I don't think some of these questions are "dumb" at all. For a patient to ask the doctor whether "all of the cancer" had been eradicated is a question the doctor can't truly know the answer to, but it's not dumb at all, it's an eminently sensible and reasonable question for a patient to ask. It's perfectly valid to want to know if you appear to be fully cancer-free, as opposed to "Well, there is still a 2x2 inch clump of cancerous cells in your kidney, but we couldn't get rid of it."

Likewise, for someone to ask if Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving, is also a perfectly reasonable question. And for a waitress to ask a customer who is wearing boots and a high-visibilty riding jacket what his occupation is is also very reasonable.