|Senses, work & friends...
||[Apr. 7th, 2006|01:10 pm]
The Question Club
1. I am currently reading a book called Blindness, by Jose Saramago. Its about an epidemic of, obviously, blindness that overcomes a city. Good book, it won a Nobel Prize for Literature (which normally means it will put me to sleep, but not in this case). So, it got me thinking... If you HAD to lose one of your senses, which would you be most willing to lose? How about LEAST willing?|
I'd probably want to lose my sight - when I take my contacts out, I can't see much anyway, and i do alright. I'd hate to lose my sense of touch - most unlikely, I know, but I think of those kids who don't have pain receptors or whatever, and it just seems so.. dangerous. To not know if something was wrong with you would be scary.
2. I work in a bowling alley part time. We are currently doing a fund raiser for Big Brothers. I work the main counter, getting shoes, setting up the computers for the lanes, getting pop & chocolate bars, etc.... there is also another room with a "lounge" This consists of 3 tubs, 2 filled with domestic beer, 1 with imports and coolers. The job of the person in the "lounge" is to take cash & open the bottles. The lounge has a tip cup. The main counter doesn't. Am I being whiny in thinking that its only fair for the one with the easy job, who is getting the tips, should split it with the person at the main counter, doing all the work? (I should add that the front counter is also where the announcer is, so that job entails managing the PA system, answering questions, helping with the prize drawings and other stuff.) Is there any way that I could subtly suggest a more fair division of said tips?
3. Let's say you have a friend who is going through a rough time, and complaining that everyone they know doesn't care about them (this can be IRL or on LJ) You make an effort to offer them any support you can, but they continue to whine about it & ignore you. How many times should you speak up before you figure they don't really want your help? Would you ask them why?