Wily as a coyote (fourcorners) wrote in thequestionclub,
Wily as a coyote
fourcorners
thequestionclub

You're at the hospital visiting a friend. As you're heading towards the elevator right after, you hear a PSST...OVER HERE. You follow the voice and it's an old man confined to a bed, extensively hooked up to what looks like life support machines. "The orderlies have stolen everything from me except a gold ring embedded with a diamond hidden in the hand lotion by my bed. It's yours if you give me that pair of scissors over there so I can cut the cable to this goddamn machine. I'm in so much pain. Complete agony all day long. I can't sleep. My kids are from one of those kooky religions that doesn't believe in medicine and they won't let the doctors give me painkillers. My grandkids' only interest in me right now is getting a Power of Attorney to rework my will and they're already squabbling over my money. I just want to die. Please help me". What do you do?

Apologize and leave. I don't want to get involved
20(24.4%)
Apologize and leave. I don't support mercy killing. All life is precious
1(1.2%)
Hand him the scissors. Take the ring
13(15.9%)
Hand him the scissors. Leave the ring
24(29.3%)
Call a nurse and demand that he be put on painkillers
8(9.8%)
I don't help him kill himself, but I do the next best thing: I pray over him
1(1.2%)
I sort of stopped listening once he mentioned the ring. I take the hand lotion and leave
2(2.4%)
Offer to reason with his family. You'll talk to them to set things straight
3(3.7%)
Leave and come back with the strongest painkillers you can find. Sneak it to him
4(4.9%)
Other
6(7.3%)


Edit: the ring is probably worth a few thousand, considering the price of gold and the quality of the diamond
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