“There’s no such as a stupid question,” it is said. The same cannot be said about questioners, however.
What’s wrong with the way this question starts?
“Before buying our home, we asked our home inspector about the black mold on the bedroom walls. …”
OMG. Stop right there. No need to even get to the question to get to my point:
Wha-wh-uh-WHO would buy a house with black mold visible on the dang walls??? To live in, I mean.
(It’s from Barry Stone’s column, Inspector’s in the House. Here is the entire column with this question and others. Barry’s column often runs in The Oklahoman’s residential real estate section on Saturdays.)