Just gimme the answer

A subtle question, made less so by its conditions:

Yahoo Answers screenshot: When do you become an adult? This is a topic for my University essay and i want to know the answer from that point of view?

In other words, he wants the answer they’re presumably looking for.

And just in case you were in doubt about that:

Pls dont use google for answering it since my teachers will check if i used google or not i need creative ideas

At the very least, this would seem to constitute an admission that his own ideas are not creative, though I suspect “He’s a lazy pillock” would probably be accepted as an alternative explanation.



  1. fillyjonk »

    12 October 2016 · 7:14 am

    My answer would be: “In your (meaning the questioner’s) case, not yet.”

    I figured I was an adult when I made dental appointments AND went to them. (I hate going to the dentist). A lot of adulthood seems to be about doing things in the short-term that you hate, but in the long-term are better for you.

  2. jsallison »

    12 October 2016 · 8:48 am

    When you understand and make use of the concept of delayed gratification. 59 yrs and waiting, here. :)

  3. McG »

    12 October 2016 · 10:27 am

    You’re an adult when you have the experience and informal learning to be able to answer the question without asking other people.

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