Tuesday, August 09, 2005

MEME: Monday Madness -- Sticky Wickets

Otto says, "Thank you all for playing Monday Madness each week! Here are this week's questions!

What would you do in the following situations?"

1. The store clerk undercharges you for an item you purchase?
I'd point the error out.

2. The cashier gives you change for a fifty dollar bill when you only gave her a twenty, and you don't realize it until you're out the door?
I come back in and we'd get it straightened out -- I've worked a retail job where that kind of error results in loss of a job and criminal prosecution.

3. You see your best friend's husband/wife with another woman/man at a neighborhood restaurant?
With my luck, I'd stop by the table and say hello and get introduced to the other party. It would only be later that it'd dawn on me that something was fishy about the situation. At that point, I don't know what I'd do.

4. Your 15 year old asks you if you ever tried an alcoholic beverage before you were of legal drinking age (and you have)?
This one might be easier for me than most - I've done this, I've gotten plastered right out of the gate and years later I developed a drinking problem so severe that I lost damn near everything before I would recognize the problem for what it was. So, I can talk about the use of alcohol in a cautionary manner on the basis of my own experiences and the likely genetic response that the 15 year old will have to booze and what it means if d/he continues to drink.

5. You find a one hundred dollar bill laying on the floor of a department store?
My first inclination would be to turn it over to the police, provide my contact information and hope the person who lost it thinks to contact the local police. I would
not turn it in to the store or the store's security department. They will simply deposit it with the day's receipts and never give it a second thought.

You can sign up to get your very own list of questions each week so you can play along and leave a link to
your answers at Otto's comments. Just swing on by the Monday Madness site and sign up. Your pancreas will be overjoyed that you did.

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