no silly questions only silly answers ... unless it is work related and you are the supervisor
... way back when some 18 people reported to me they bombarded me with silly questions, so much that I almost ended up with a nervous breakdown. So one day after another sleepless night I made a decision and first thing in the morning called a staff meeting.
I simply declared ... "From this day forward if anyone of you as an issue or work related question I like you to think of three solutions and only then come to me to discuss them"
You know what it worked like a charm, no more silly questions and best of all no more sleepless nights