Woohoo! My first “Would You Rather” of the year! Remember when I used to do these like every other month?
I guess there’s only so many you can do until you run out of ideas though, at least if we’re sticking to the financial mold. It’s probably good that I can’t throw out any of my REAL feisty ones anyways ;) If you ever make it out to any of our blogger happy hours though, be sure to remind me to share! And speaking of which, it was great meeting you in real life Mr. Len Penzo! And all the others who came out last night :)
But yes, back to today’s conundrum! Okay, here we go….brace yourself… are you ready? are you set? Gooooooooooooo!
Would you rather…Keep the next year of your life, as-is? Orrrrrr skip out on it entirely but be $100,000 richer in return? And when I say “skip it,” I mean you’re like on some deserted island somewhere w/ no direct contact to the world.
Easy? Hard? At first I was like – Hell yeah, take the money and run! Just 1 year of my life? Out of the 146 I’ll have? Sure! ;) But then it occurred to me (very quickly, mind you) that a) I have a wife that wouldn’t be too keen on this, and b) I’d miss out on all the fun stuff! And of course, I’d miss all my friends and family too. Not to mention that baby we may or may not have produced by then.
So in reality it would make no sense, especially coming from someone who LOVES to be around people and can’t be away from the computer for more than 24 hours ;) No outside connection means no blogging! Or finding out if BP ever stopped that oil from spewing.
But then again, we’re talking $100,000 in cold hard cash! In a sexy Men in Black briefcase! Do you know how much debt you could pay off with that? Or college tuitions you could fund? Shoot, some of you could even pick up an entire house where you live! No monthly mortgages at all, just for giving up 1 measly year of you life ;)
Do you think YOU could do it? Do you want to give it a try?
PS: If this question looks familiar, it’s because I kinda sorta stole it.
PPS: But not really. More like I switched it up.
PPPS: It’s Fridayyyyy!!!!!!!!
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