I recently shared with several coworkers that I wanted to go to a particular class. My coworker responded to me with the following question: "Why would you want to do that?" I responded with a sarcastic comment. Her question seemed negative to me. Can someone explain the "usage" to me.
One of the district's maintenance supervisors, John, came to the school where I work one day looking for the asst principal. We had a conversation, during which I said to John, "After I get my F.O.I.D. card, [your wife] and I should go for shooting lessons."
The other secretary in the room then said, "Why would you want to do that?"
I replied with the following flippant comment: "To shoot you."
I am now getting fired.
I was joking, but I need to explain in technical terms that I thought she was being negative.