One of my favorite games to play with people is WOULD YOU RATHER. This is a game that is reserved only for the friends that I know have a psyche as twisted as my own. Few people would spend mental energy thinking and contemplating the impossible...or is it more the improbable...because, it could happen.
As you would guess, a proper game of WOULD YOU RATHER consists of three categories...
1. Unfortunate Choices-An example of an unfortunate choice would be "Would you rather have two little legs hanging from your chin or a little butt as a forehead?" Both would be unfortunate, but you have to choose.
2. Tough Choices-An example of a tough choice would be "Would you rather go on a date with Bruce Springsteen or Neil Diamond?" Both are fantastic and completely opposite, but both offer fascinating options. Ooooo...tough one.
3. Have-To Choices-An example of a have-to choice is something gross or cringe-worthy..."Would you rather have bad breath all of the time or fart every two minutes?" Yes, you have to choose one.
Some people have difficulty with this game because they think that if they answer, they are revealing a part of themselves. Well, yes, that is the point. You are either into Bruce or Neil. Yes, you might be judged by your answer, but you MUST answer. The best part of this game are the justifications. People have the craziest reasons why they choose one thing over another. Some might say they would fart every two minutes because they could just walk away, but come on...people are going to catch on. But if you have chronic bad breath, you could just be shy...or selectively mute.
The best version of WOULD YOU RATHER is when you are with a group of close co-workers or close friends because you can make it personal. You can use people that everyone knows. You can draw on past experiences. A veteran of this game will facilitate the questions and sit back and listen to the answers and avoid all answering of the questions themselves.
So, today, in the spirit of the 'game', I offer you WOULD YOU RATHER...
1. Would you rather wear Michael Jackson's bedazzled glove for one week without any explanation to your co-workers EVER or do the Moondance with a turn every time a phone rang for one week without any explanation to anyone EVER?