I get so bored with questions that are asked out of habit. “Hey, how’s the married life?” or a salesman may ask, “Do you have any questions about anything?”
When I get asked a question that had no thought, I usually give an answer with no thought. Just imagine how answers would change if things were asked different.
Instead of “Do you need any help?”, ask “I want to help. What can I do?”
Instead of being a salesman that asks, “Do you have any questions?”, you ask “Can I show you what’s on sale?” What shopper would say no to that?
If you don’t like the answers you get in life, consider changing the way you ask the question.