Funny Answers Pt. 12

Question  Dear Average Boy,

Every day my older sister comes into my room and asks if she looks OK. I don't understand why she has to always ask me. Why can't she ask someone else for a change? This really bothers me, and I'm afraid I'm going to lose my temper soon. Please help!



Answer Hey Kristen,

You should put your hands on the sides of her face, lightly pinch her cheeks and say, “You looks so cute! Yes you do!” That should stop her asking.

Or you could try these responses:

• ”Look at me. What makes you think I know what looks good?”

• ”Why? Do you think you need glasses?”

• ”¿Habla español?” (Do you speak Spanish?)

Or just be honest with her. Tell her you are tired of her asking you if she looks good. And remind her it’s what’s inside that counts.

Your friend and mine, 

Average Boy

Question  Yo, Average Boy!

Have you ever tried to memorize something, and it feels like what you're trying to memorize doesn't want to stay in your brain? Do you have any suggestions for memorization?

Rachel S.

Answer Hey, Rachel S.!

Yes. I'm very good at . . . uh . . . what were we talking about? Oh, yeah. Memorizing! First of all, you have to work out your mind just like your body. I've been exercising my brain for years, and now it's as strong as a steel . . . uh . . . something. What's that phrase again? It's strong, I'll tell you that!

Also, Julie, you really have to pay attention to details so your mind holds on to the information. Concentrate really hard on what you want to memorize and . . . ha, ha . . . this commercial with a duck just came on, and it was hilarious!

Anyway, Eddie, I hope that answers your questions. I love receiving e-mail. Even though I can't answer every message, I'm glad I could get to this one and hopefully make a difference!

Your friend and mine, 

Average Boy

Question  Dear Average Boy:

You once said your middle name was Gertrude. You then said it wasn't, because Gertrude is much less embarrassing than your real middle name. How can ANYTHING be more embarrassing than Gertrude?

I also think it is very nice of you to take time from your busy life of “keep the remote away from the little brother” and other such games to answer e-mail.


Cameron (your fan, middle name patrol, and letter closing questioner)

Answer Hey, Cameron of the M.N.P. & L.C.Q. departments:

Trust me—Gertrude is much better than my real middle name. But if you really must know my middle name, I'll tell you. It's . . . hang on . . . someone's at the door.Hey, it's Billy! I have to go, he's got a plan for a new game. Thanks for reading!

Your friend and mine, 

Average Boy

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