Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hypothetically speaking 2

Here is another great hypothetical question:

Your best friend is taking a nap on the floor of your living room. Suddenly, you are faced with a bizarre existential problem: This friend is going to die unless you kick them (as hard as you can) in the rib cage. If you don’t kick them while they slumber, they will never wake up. However, you can never explain this to your friend; if you later inform them that you did this to save their life, they will also die from that. So you have to kick a sleeping friend in the ribs, and you can’t tell them why. Since you cannot tell your friend the truth, what excuse will you fabricate to explain this (seemingly inexplicable) attack?

Now the question is not "will you kick them in the ribs?", the question is- what excuse will you make up to explain your action?

When we asked Cory Willey this question, her answer was to fall on the ground writhing directly after kicking the friend and act like she had just gotten kicked as well. You're a slippery one Cory.

1 comment:

LW said...

I would fake like I'd slipped and accidentally kicked them while I was falling. Knowing me, it would be a totally believable excuse.