How can you ask that at your age?
I can think of two factors:
One, it's the scenario where you cannot see the woods for the trees. Quite often I've heard people offer advice and their thoughts for a friend's problem but be stumped when something similar happens to them. It's almost too obvious..
The other is The Attention Whore. On any board anywhere, you'll find threads where the OP is somewhat of a troll but getting away with it because posters love the board equivalent of the 'car crash' and cannot stop themselves providing the answer to the OP's problems or conversely the thread will descend into an attack on the OP.. It's all about the attention.
I think we're never too old to ask.
The above notwithstanding, I totally agree with this.