Ask @The_Real_Evil_Steve:

How does your parents react when you get low marks in test?

That was long ago, but it was long rambling, repetitive, lectures that never told me anything other than "you're smarter blah blah blah" and no offers to help or useful information.
And the "you're smarter" bullshit doesn't help anyone because if I'm that smart, why am I not understanding the lesson.
Basically, they put a lot of effort into de-motivating me.

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Which cities would you like to visit around the world?

Ciudad Rodrigo, Salamanca, Badajoz, in Spain and Almeida, Portugal. All important places during the Peninsular War and specifically mentioned in the Sharpe series of novels.
Billund, Denmark: its where Lego is headquartered as well as Legoland.
There are other places, but they aren't cities, rather specific places in them. There are some cites that I have interest in, but I'm not sure I'd enjoy the trip properly for a variety of reasons. I'd hate to feel like I couldn't give a place a chance because of the temperature (I cannot stand hot days)

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If you could listen to only one music genre for your entire life, what would it be?

Movie Scores. Not the soundtrack collections of mainstream songs, but the more orchestral stuff.
Lots of brilliant classics, lots of new things coming out. And a wide variety of sounds. Vangelis, Horner, Williams, Zimmer, so many composers and each piece composed with purpose.

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What's one thing you will never do?

Other than the extraordinarily heinous things, there are very few things that I take an absolute never on.
There are things that I will never do unless something changes radically in my life (like losing my vertigo, or winning stupid amounts of money). There are things I have no current interest in doing, but that could change. There are things I gave up doing, and have no interest in doing again, but circumstances may change.
And if someone doesn't know what the heinous things are, then they should spend some time figuring it out.

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What hobby would you get into if time and money weren’t an issue?

I'm already into miniature wargaming, which is a time and money sink.
But a model railway would be fun. But it has to be huge, none of this 4x6 shit. Something big enough that you can't see it all from one place and it isn't obviously looping back on itself.

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Tecoute pas la voix?

FrenchAnon asks "Do not listen to the voice?"
I'm not sure, but i think FrenchAnon wants to know if I listen to a show called The Voice.
I do not. I'm not a fan of that style of music (showcasing a single pop-ish singer), nor do I like the competitive programs that create disposable stars. I don't deny the skill of the performers, but the turnover is so high that they can barely start a career before they've been dumped for the next one.

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I am not afraid to…

Look stupid for asking a question. I'll stop and ask directions. I've also noticed over many years of training and being trained that most people don't remember what it was like not to know how to do something. They skip the obvious steps and details. The the new person screws up because they missed something and there's problems. So I'll ask questions that seem obvious to a veteran, partly so I learn and partly so they realize the new guy doesn't know anything.

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As-vous déjà joué au tennis ?

French Anon asks "Have you ever played tennis?"
Sort of. Knocking tennis balls vaguely in the direction of another person who attempts the same. Hardly proper tennis, but at least it was something.
I have a question for French Anon (assuming that there's just one of you here, but you can all answer if there's more)...
Since there are so many French speaking countries and regions, where are you from?

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What's your attitude towards small kids?

Not a fan of children. Its not just that they scream and whine and do stupid things, its that i know they haven't developed the capacity to do anything else.
I'm pleasant to them because they don't deserve worse.
I worked for years in a toy store with a strict no refunds policy. Worked there at Christmas. I've seen kids have tantrums and demand things over and over and the worst are still the parents. Its always the parents.

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