I was just wondering today about why people ask questions they already know the answer to, and I was listing some of those reasons. Here's one I didn't think of -- the autistic love of repetition and posting the same thing over and over online. I wonder what it's like to be reduced to asking the inane question "Is it Bridgers with a hard 'r'?" every time a Phoebe Bridgers thread pops up just to give yourself some stimulation, or "stimming," as it's known in Autism awareness articles. It makes me wonder if it's a blessing or a curse to have found your perfectly inane question to repeatedly ask, time and time again. Is it a burden to have to do it? Or does it bring relief from anxiety and life's woes to be able to count on being able to post some stupid question where no one will know you were the one who did it, where no one cares if you ask such a stupid question in the first place.
I wish the guy would answer my questions, but he won't. I've never seen him respond to anyone, and I'm sure he never will.