The assignment? Ask a stupid question.
Since my Saturday was spent at home with family, I decided to take advantage of the opportunity to ask them a stupid question (as if I ask them intelligent questions the rest of the week...).
After an intense Google search (yes... I Googled stupid questions) I settled on this question:
"Why do tourists go to the top of tall buildings then put money in telescopes to see objects on the ground close-up?"
My mom took this question. She says that when you are touring a city, you want to see everything, but if you're in a big city like New York or Los Angeles, sometimes the things you want to see are too crowded. Maybe you don't even know how to get there. By going to the top of the buildings and looking through the telescopes, you can find some places you want to see, locate them, and maybe you'll find the view from above is even better than the real thing. Plus it's kind of a two-birds-with-one-stone scenario. You go to the top of the building so you can experience that and you locate the places below you might want to investigate further.
How would you answer that question?