25 Day “Would You Rather?” Challenge.
Day Nine: Always say what’s on your mind or never speak again?
When I first saw this question, I automatically thought, “Well, that’s easy; I say whatever’s on my mind anyway.” But then I reexamined what it was actually asking. It isn’t saying that I would be stating my opinion as often as I please; it’s saying that I would be vocalizing every single meaningless thought that took shape in my brain.
That could get awkward.
Meeting someone new:
Person: “Oh hi, my name’s Chris.”
Me: “Hey, Chris, I’m Hannah. Your name sounds like the noise a snake would make.”
Person: “Ha, yeah, I guess it kinda does-“
Me: “Because it’s just like, ‘Chrisssss, Chrisssss.’”
Person: “That’s pretty coo-“
Me: “Chrisssss, Chrisssss, Chirsssy-hisssy, hisssy-chrisssy”
Person: “Yeah, I get it-“
Me: “You know what we have to do!? We gotta find you a friend whose name sounds like the noise a mongoose makes!”
Person: “I don’t…what?”
Me: “Yeah! Like Fritz or Kirk!”
Person: “What are-“
Me: “Cause then they’d be like ‘Fritzz-zz-zz-kirk-kk-kk’ and you’d be like ‘chrisssss-sss-sss-sss’ —Oh hey! Where are you going? Can I come? Are you meeting Fritz somewhere? Will you introduce me!?”
On a road trip:
Person: “Wow, I’ve never realized how beautiful our country is. I mean, I’ve lived here my whole life and never gone outside of our state. Why not? How was I supposed to know there was all this wonder just beyond the border? I never want to stop driving, guys, I just feel like, for the first time in my life, that I-“
Me: “Squirrel. Squirrel. Dead Raccoon. Dead Squirrel. Live possum. Tree. Tree. Tree. Tree stump. Billboard. Billboard. Car. Car from Canada! What are they doing here? Where is their polar bear? Car. Car. Car. Police car! Are we doing anything illegal? Pavement. House. Tree. Fence. Squirrel. Squirrel. Squirrel.”
Person: “I hate you.”
In a horror film:
Murderer: “You can’t hide forever.”
Me: “Uh, yeah I can.”
Murderer: “There you are!”
And then I DIE.
So, I think, on the whole, it might a better idea to refrain from speaking anything and everything that might turn up in thought, or the results could be disastrous.
I mean, I would miss talking, but I could be KILLED.