I’ve got this small story from a friend of mine.
Jack and Max are walking from religious service. Jack wonders whether it would be all right to smoke while praying.
-Max replies, “Why don’t you ask Rabbi Schwartz?”
…So Jack goes up to Rabbi Schwartz and asks, “Rabbi, may I smoke while I pray?”
But Rabbi says, “No, my son, you may not. That’s utter disrespect to our religion.”
Jack goes back to his friend and tells him what the good Rabbi told him.
-Max says, “I’m not surprised. You asked the wrong question. Let me try.”
And so Max goes up to Rabbi Schwartz and asks, “Rabbi, may I pray while I smoke?”
To which Rabbi Schwartz eagerly replies, “By all means, my son. By all means.”
Moral : The reply you get depends on the question you ask.
Hint : Can I work on this project while I’m on vacation?