An inquisitive person is someone who is very curious, asks a lot of questions (perhaps an inappropriate amount of questions). Persistently quizzes people for information. It's not necessarily a negative thing; an inquisitive person can be playful and eager to learn.
Young and Lopez sit me down. They gaze into my eyes as if they are attempting to decipher a puzzle. “I know the truth is in there!” Young says in an almost playful manner, “I’d love to know what it is!”
“So…” says Lopez “Spill the beans. Tell us all you can about this suitcase. We want to know everything.”
Well, my memory is a little foggy. I hadn’t seen the suitcase in years. They press me for a bit more information.
“I’ve not seen it for many years” I say.
“How many years, would you say?” Lopez retorts.
“Oh, I don’t know.” I reply.
“More than 10 years, for example?” Lopez suggests.
“Oh, yes. More than 10.” I reply, helpfully.
“What about more than 20?” Young joins in.
I shrug. “Well, maybe.”
The line of inquiry continues as they search for the hidden treasure of knowledge they are seeking.
When did I buy it? Why? Does it have any distinguishing features? Does it have any intrinsic value? Have I gone on many journeys with it? What was my favourite trip?
They seem transfixed on getting as much information as possible. I told them that the one they found was not necessarily mine. “It could be a duplicate.” I suggest, tentatively.
Well, they didn’t really accept that. “For what purpose? What would they get out of it? Can’t you discern your own suitcase when you’ve had such a life with them?” And so it continues…
Eventually the grilling ceases and, I must confess, my brain does feel like a bit of melted cheese, though they were not mean or annoying in their approach.
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