Sometimes you just have a really busy day. Everyone running to you asking what to do because they suddenly lose the ability to think for themselves. Suddenly, Deanna, Beverly, and Will - three generally competent people - become embodiments of "ask someone else". "Ask someone else" is a painful (for those around you) personal philosophy in which, during times of stress, you rely on someone or something to tell you what to do. In some situations, this can be a checklist, or if you're just totally lobotomized it can mean running to your commanding officer.
I feel Picard's pain right now.
Now, throw in an android trying to make small talk and you might as well just curl up with a tub of chocolate ice cream and let the tears fall.