Yesterday at supper, a conversation which did not concern me was taking place. I took the time whilst eating to think of a few questions. There were two options, and you could only pick one. They were so random that I have no idea why I even thought of them.
In this one, most people said that they’d rather be a quarter, simply because they wouldn’t want people breathing on them all the time. I personally said I would rather be a phone receiver, because you could get into a lot of nasty situations as a quarter, and you also might never be found. You’d always be hearing interesting things as a phone receiver, though.
This question was originally answered by half of the people in favor of Herodotus and half in favor of Robert Burns, but that’s because most of them didn’t know who either of these men were. (Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian, and Robert Burns was a Scottish poet. I crafted the question to basically ask if they wanted to live in ancient Greece or 18th century Scotland.) Upon being informed who they were, their answers stayed the same. The people who wanted to be Herodotus just didn’t want to be a poet. I said Robert Burns, because I like Scottish accents.
What do you think?