|Can I be honest?|
Questions that aren't given the chance to be questions:
"Can I be honest with you?"This question really means, "I'm about to be terribly blunt and say something you don't want to hear." For example, this is what Yelling Man A said to Standing Man B before he went on a tirade about how the motorcycle in their potential transaction was really a piece of shit and not worth anything close to what Standing Man wanted. Nothing good usually comes from this question, and the other party is never given a chance to answer before the person starts ranting and making personal attacks. If you're lucky enough where the asker takes a breath before the diatribe, just say "no" and run.
And why is this even a question? Who wants someone to be dishonest and lie?
"Can I ask you a question?" You already did without giving me a chance to say "no," and now there's another question coming.
*Note: If it's a social setting where the question isn't said in passing, I don't just walk away.
"How dare you?" No one answers this question, nor is given the chance. If I call another hen a tart little heifer, she'll either respond with, "How dare you?" or "Thanks for calling me little." If I say the former, she doesn't want to know how I said it since she probably knows how to speak, she just doesn't want to hear it again - unless she enjoyed being called little.