Asking a question: a controdiction?

Subject: Asking a question: a controdiction?
From: Aaron Ciner <acnore878 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 22:32:25 -0800 (PST)

When people ask strangers for help or advice,

they usually say "can I bother you?" or "can I ask
you a question?"

This is a blatant contradiction; by asking the question,

they are implying
that they have no right to simply disturb

the stranger without permission and, yet, they disturb the
stranger without permission. (what are they thinking??)

I think people who have questions for stranger,

they should say either, “can I ask another

question,” or “can
I further bother you.”

I know this is a tech. writing and not tech. communication.

But it's close enough.

-Aaron Ciner-

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