I believe that you shouldn't ask a question if you don't really want to know the answer. Case in point:
It's The Mister's birthday today, and he asked The Buddies how old they thought he was. Z was quick with his response,
Sixty-four, right dad?
M was right on top of it with his answer,
JJ took his time (ever the thinker), he waited to see the response his brothers received...
At that point I don't think it mattered to The Mister what they thought. He was just wishing the true number was closer to 40 than 50... Right Mister?