"Hello, is this Prescott Thackery?"
"I was looking for some financing for my business"
"Ok, tell me a little bit about your business"
"Well, it is just getting up and running. We operate a dog bakery."
"Oh. Haven't the dogs heard about the Zone? I thought they had a Zone for Dogs book out now."
"Well as much as my Vizsla, Rex, enjoys his baked goods, this isn't a venture we can finance. I am sure that Rex would be quite interested, except all of his money is tied up in T-bones."
When people ask you silly questions, you give them silly answers. I know there is an old adage that "the only dumb question is the one which isn't asked" but let me tell you, a lot of the time, silence is golden.