||[Oct. 6th, 2010|02:52 pm]
The Question Club
An uncle you didn't know you had up and dies and leaves you a specific inheritance: a sweatshop in China. Along with the inheritance, you get the first month's profits, which tally up at $7,500. Along with the envelope of money, there's a letter from the factory foreman who says, in bad English, that next month's profits will be more prosperous, as their scouts have recently 'acquired' 17 more 'workers' and that you shouldn't worry, the extra expense of 'hiring' that many workers will not cost that much more gruel or water and they can double up in the beds. The foreman asks you for feedback. What is your response?
I write back, telling him he's doing a good job. I let the sweatshop make me money. I can use it
I start proceedings to close down the sweatshop. It's immoral
$7,500??? Who are you trying to rip off? Have those kids working an extra hour a day or else they don't get any gruel. Lousy ingrates should be happy to have a job
I can't deal with this. I sell the sweatshop to the first buyer