Indonesian #00: How We Throwing A Question

There’s is something that kinda bothered me every single time I was attending a meeting, seminar or workshops in Indonesia. Particularly when I was the speaker.

Indonesians, whom did I meet during those kind of events which I mentioned above, were always struggling to sum up their question when they got a chance to speak it out. Mostly, they will start with a quite long introduction, mentioning unimportant details, unrelated stories or cycling around the topic. It takes time and very often some of them were forgot their main question. They simply lost their own way before able to ring the bell. Could not find the exit way because they were confused by their own.

I called those kind of people as story teller and not questioner. So far, I have no idea or an answer why it happened frequently and massively.

It seems like their brain did not work perfectly though I am very confident that they were not an idiot as me. Or maybe they just did not have proper skills to see the differences between asking a question and transformed yourself into unofficial speaker. Or let’s speculate that this type of Indonesian questioner, simply just wanted to get an attention from the audience. Maybe, they were performers or artists or someone who lost their fame and now will take all the chances to bring themselves back into the main stage. Yeah, they need the spotlight.

Gotcha!

But wait a second. I have another theory. It just came up recently.

Maybe, this is a disguised plan from an international conspiracy who’re willing to take down Indonesia. Maybe those questioners were secret agents who wanna spread out confusion. Maybe those questioners were injected by some kind of serum, which stole their abilities to think.

Maybe this is a sign. A sign of upcoming of doomsday.