Thursday, October 16, 2008

Would You Rather?

If you know me well, you know that I love "Would you rather?" questions. Since childhood, one of my favorite activities has been to ask people these ridiculous questions and demand that they answer, no matter how much they dislike their options (much to the dismay of my parents). Of course, my questions almost always involve something gross, gory, or just bizarre, and I must say, that with my many years of practice I have gotten pretty good.

So... to spice things up a bit on this blog, I am going to open up the "would you rather?" game to my readers. I will start with one and you have to provide your answer as well as a whole new question.

I'll start off with an easy one. Let the (PG-13 rated) fun begin...

Would you rather eat a 16-oz. jar of mayonnaise within a 2 hour period, OR not be able to use any condiments on anything for 6 months?

* Things to note: You have to eat the mayonnaise by itself with a spoon. And, condiments include ketchup, mustard, mayo, bbq sauce, salad dressing, etc.


Largo Class of 1969 said...

Okay my Maggie girl, this is an easy one. I'd rather not be able to use any condiments on anything for 6 months than eat even an 8 oz. jar of mayo! This "Would You Rather" was rather tame for you. Hopefully, they will get more challenging as they progress.

Here's mine: In honor of Halloween approaching - Would you rather be locked in an old, abandoned insane asylum, alone at night for 12 hours or spend 2 hours in an insane asylum, locked in the day room with only the patients, and no staff?

I miss you sweetie! Love, Mom

Maggie Ainsworth said...

Mom, I could've guessed that would be your answer. I definitely inherited my dislike of mayonnaise (and most creamy condiments) from you and not dad.

In answer to your question, I would have to say that I would opt for the 2 hours during the day. There's a good chance I would have to be subsequently admitted to an insane asylum if I spent 12 hours alone in one at night...yikes.

Dave said...

Oh, Keating girls and your questions.

No condiments for 6 mo, easy. 12 hours overnight. This isn't a "psychiatric ward," Maggie. It's an "insane asylum." We're talking 1870, unmedicated, wild-eyed paranoid crazies. I'd spend 2 hours in a psych ward, but not in an insane asylum.

My question: You are being chased by a predator for 3 hours, with frequent close calls, though you are never captured. Would you rather be chased by a shark or an anaconda?

Tim said...

OK Maggie (this is Sarah)...
-I would rather have no condiments for 6 months- I HATE mayo!!! The thought of eating one spoonful by itself makes me want to gag, much less an entire jar.
-I would rather be locked in for 12 hours overnight- it's not the location itself that would scare me but the crazy people
-I would rather be chased by a shark. I HATE snakes (and now I'm probably gonna have a nightmare about that now- thanks for putting that image in my mind, Dave!)

Here's mine (I'm not as good at this as you are):
You are forced to watch the same video over and over again for a week straight. Would you rather watch a child birthing video or the English Patient?

Maggie Ainsworth said...

I'm with Sarah on being chased by a shark. Although I should probably doubt the authenticity of the movie "Anaconda," it forever solidified my fear of snakes (especially large, human-eating ones).

And, let's just say that I watched just one childbirthing video, and I may as well have watched it for a week straight. Those images are burned into my mind...and to think, I have to do that someday very soon...thanks for the reminder, Sarah.

Tim said...

Hey, I have to do it sooner than you! I've never seen a childbirthing video, though. Maybe I'll just skip it, since I'll be doing the live version in about 6 weeks anyway (crazy!)

Anonymous said...

-6 months of no condiments
-12 hours in the abandoned asylum
-the anaconda (if the chase was on land, in water...(gulp)...both are terrible)
-English Patient (though I've never seen it)

My question: Would you rather keep a cockroach in your mouth for five minutes...ALIVE, or let ten cockroaches crawl all over you for 30 minutes? (yes...that was aimed at the girls more than the guys)

Maggie Ainsworth said...

I gotta opt for the 10 cockroaches for 30 minutes, as much as I hate the thought of it. 5 minutes of a LIVE cockroach in my MOUTH would seem like an eternity.

And what do you mean, Brandon, that this is aimed more at the girls? I'm pretty sure you and Dave, and most other guys I know would be just as upset about doing this as me or any other girl. You know it's true.

Dave said...

Maggie... any real man enjoys putting live cockroaches in his mouth. It's a pasttime, like baseball.

To answer my own question, shark.
Then, English patient, and 10cockroaches crawling, not 1 in mouth.

(Though some buddies in college paid our poor friend $20 to eat a live cockroach from our apartment.)

the lewisi female said...

that is SOOO easy... I would NEVER eat condiments again for the rest of my life to avoid ONE tablespoon of mayo... any day!
Definitely over night alone... sleep is a great time passer.
Ewww dave.... shark for the cleaner environment but anaconda for my chances at the sport involved in escaping!
I've never seen the English Patient but I would probably do the child birthing... learn something new every time right?
I have some sort of disorder that does not allow me to respond to the roach question.. when I begin to type what I think is my answer I start to quake and vomit.... moving on...

Here's mine.... would you rather wake up to the realization that your naked dream was not just a dream and you are out in public sans-clothes or (I guess for ladies mostly) unexpectedly go into labor outside with only strangers around to help you through the delivery as you deliver your baby a-natural in their midst!? (no they can't drive you to the hospital... they are delivering that baby!)

Maggie Ainsworth said...

I think I would unexpectedly go into labor with only strangers to help rather than find myself sans clothing in public. I can't imagine what I would do if I realized I didn't have clothes on in public...where would I do you escape a situation like that?