While trying to get full details of a communication spec from a new client, I asked several questions. Questions like:
Me: Why were some of the arbitrary parts of the spec in French, forcing me to use Google Translate?
I was given partial source code as an answer, so I asked more questions about the missing bits. Finally, the client responded:
Client: Could you ask your questions in the form of answers?
Me: Uh… Okay. “The format of the message header is _____.”
Client: You didn’t fill in the blank.
Me: Right. That’s the part I don’t know. I was hoping you could fill it in.
Client: We need you to provide full answers to your questions.