What does "I thought you'd never ask" mean?

In a tv show it was something like

Character a: so we need a new teacher substitute

Character b: I thought you'd never ask

And my friends laughed.

What does it mean? And why was it funny?

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    I thought you'd never ask

    means I have been waiting and hoping for you to ask, what took you so long?!

    In this case I am SURE it is being said sarcastically (I don't hink anyone is dying to be a sub)

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  • 9 years ago

    Well it's not funny out of context. You'd have to know the whole conversation and characters. If I said, "I thought you'd never ask" to someone, that would mean I had been waiting for them to ask me to do something Maybe it took them a long time to ask or I'm just impatient. Like this:

    Let's say I really like a guy and I've been flirting with him but I don't want to make the first move.

    Guy: So, here's the deal. I really like you and I was wondering if you'd like to get a cup of coffee with me some time

    Me: I thought you'd never ask!

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  • MJ fan
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    By "I thought you'd never ask" they mean that the character b was expecting the character a to say what he said. But I don't find that funny. :/

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  • 9 years ago

    Usually it is said as a "sigh" of relief. "I thought you would never ask to go to the library".

    Usually the character saying "I thought you would never ask doesn't want to say, "do you want to go to the library" and the person wanting to go to the library would be afraid to ask for whatever reason.

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  • 9 years ago

    It's pretty literal. "I thought you'd never ask" basically implies "Yes, I want to do it!"

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  • 9 years ago

    Character B wanted to be asked that

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