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The expected answer is a rhyme also!

I'm there when it's cloudy

I'm there when it's sunny

And when I ask questions

I am right on the money

I take both sides

In any conversation

I am not so common

Yet very very common

Don't be __ __

I am ___ __

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  • $\begingroup$ Does the underscores mean letters in the answer? (So the answer is two two-letter words, and (next line) a three-letter word and a two-letter word?) $\endgroup$ – user47134 Sep 3 at 9:31
  • $\begingroup$ No. Two words on each line. Once you get the answer you can rhyme that easily. $\endgroup$ – DEEM Sep 3 at 10:52
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I wonder whether you are:

The letter 'Y'

I'm there when it's cloudy
I'm there when it's sunny

The letter 'Y' appears at the end of both CLOUDY and SUNNY.

And when I ask questions

When spoken out loud, 'Y' is a homophone of 'WHY?' (a question)

I am right on the money

The symbol for the Japanese yen (¥) resembles a Y with two horizontal bars. Plus, as @JMP points out in comments, 'Y' is literally the letter on the RIGHT-hand side of the word MONEY.

I take both sides
In any conversation

To each party in a conversation the other is 'YOU', which begins with 'Y'.
(As pointed out later by the OP, 'I take both sides' further refers to this letter's ability to be both a vowel and a consonant.)

I am not so common

The letter 'Y' is not one of the most frequently used in the English language.
(Another interpretation pointed out later by the OP concerns the element Yttrium - whose Periodic Table symbol is 'Y' - being one of the "rare-earth elements".)

Yet very very common

Approximately half of the world's population carry a Y-chromosome (males), which makes it very widespread indeed... This line also contains 3 Y's (Yet very very common) as if for emphasis.

As for the title:

A martini is typically served in a Y-shaped glass! (Thanks @JMP)

And to answer in rhyme:

Don't be so shy
I am letter Y!

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    $\begingroup$ AND... check out bing.com/images/… $\endgroup$ – JMP Sep 13 at 9:21
  • $\begingroup$ @JMP OH, OF COURSE! How did I miss that?! :) $\endgroup$ – Stiv Sep 13 at 9:23
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I'm there when it's cloudy

I'm there when it's sunny

When it's cloudy common sense tells us to carry an umbrella, and when it's sunny to put on a sun screen

And when I ask questions

I am right on the money

Questions asked with common sense are accurate

I take both sides

In any conversation

Common sense guides us to consider both sides of a conversation before jumping to conclusions

I am not so common

Yet very very common

Common sense is not so common is a phrase from voltaire, however as the name "common" in common sense suggests it is very common

From this line of reasoning

Don't be non sense I am common sense

I might be way off but that's my attempt

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