I ripped off another batch of questions from Sunday Stealing for today's Thursday Thirteen. Why not, you know?
1. Have you anything to confess today?
A. I overslept.
2. Have you ever broken a law? If so, what was it?
A. I have never been convicted of anything. I did go to court for a car wreck once that involved a rear-end collision and I was the car doing the colliding.
3. Have you ever committed an act of betrayal against a friend or family
A. I am sure I have but nothing comes to mind at the moment. I must not have done anything big.
4. Has someone else done something that, to this day, makes you cringe
when you think about them committing the act?.
A. Yes. All you have to do is read the paper to see that kind of stuff going on every day.
5. Have you ever found yourself sexually aroused by someone that you
absolutely should not have been?
A. Umm. I plead the Fifth.
6. Have you ever cheated at school? How so?
A. No. That was an easy answer. But the question reads as if everyone cheats at school, doesn't it?
7. What if you came across a backpack stuffed with one hundred thousand
dollars. Would you keep it?
A. In the past I have always returned money when I found it. In recent years I've handed over several hundred dollars and a diamond ring. Based on those actions I would say I would hand it over to the police.
8. What if you were the most powerful person in the world. How would you
use that power?
A. I would force everyone to send me chocolate. Ha. Not really. I would implement regulations and fair taxes and make things more equal for all. Yes, I believe in a safety net and a certain level of human dignity for all. I also like to breath clean air.
9. What if you found a magic lamp?
A. I would rub it and a genie would come out. What do you think would happen? Duh.
10. What if you could change one thing about the world. What would that
one thing be?
A. I would get rid of hate.
11. What if you could take one thing back. What would that one thing be?
A. If I could take one thing back (from where? This is a silly question) I would take back the last 30 years and we'd have a do-over in the United States so that capitalism did not become the dominant force, so that CEO pay did not become third-world nation despot-like and the unions were stronger (and not corrupt) so that workers could be paid honest living wages. And newspapers would still be relevant.
I think that is more than one thing, though.
12. What if you were stuck on an island forever but had all the water,
food and shelter you needed. What would you do?
13. What if the
internet didn't exist?
A. I wouldn't be answering these questions. I would probably get more stuff done because I wouldn't be playing on Facebook or reading news articles from Australia. I also wouldn't have met a lot of folks I enjoy communicating with, such as my friend Inga in England and you, dear reader, whoever you are.
Thursday Thirteen is played by lots of people; there is a list here.
I've been playing for a while and this is my 271st time to do a list of 13 on a