You know that game you play when you are younger 'would you rather'? It's where you pose the question of which thing another person would rather do between two (usually increasingly absurd) situations. For instance, at the beginning of the game, it might be something like 'would you rather run a mile in the rain or eat a grasshopper'; whereas later in the game it might be more like 'would you rather ride a bucking bronco naked, backwards and blindfolded after drinking a litre of vodka or fight a bear armed only with rocks while riding a unicycle?' Well, maybe that one isn't an example you would use when you are younger, but you get the idea.
Well it came up the other night. I was sitting in bed the other night and some obvious choice scenario came up and I said 'that's like asking would you rather have a million dollars or a bucket of sand?' My wife replied 'well, that depends on the situation, I guess.'
And that lead to a bizarre series of thoughts involving a baby on fire and being stranded in a pit of sand with no container to hold enough sand to put out the fire.
It went a little like this:
Which would you rather have?
Money is good!
OH NO MY BABY IS ON FIRE!!! WHAT DO I DO?!?
THE MONEY IS JUST BURNING TOO!
ARG, I SHOULD'VE CHOSEN THE BUCKET!!!
This will Prevent Potential Baby Fires!
So, the moral of the story is this. When you play that game, think very carefully about the consequences of your choice or you might not be able to put out your baby if it sets on fire.