Wily as a coyote (fourcorners) wrote in thequestionclub,
Wily as a coyote
fourcorners
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In this hypothetical situation, your next door neighbors are a nice couple with 3 special needs kids, ages 5 to 10. One day the parents knock on your door, excited. "We've talked this over with our lawyer, and we'd like to make you official guardian to our kids, should something happen to us. Susie's (the wife) adopted and has no family, and my family already has more than enough mouths to feed and we don't have any real friends to count on. So we'd like to appoint you because, well, you're our only option. What do you say?"

Yes. I accept. It's the noble thing to do
2(2.3%)
No. I don't want to be saddled with anyone else's learning-challenged or gimpy kids
56(65.1%)
I'll do it if I'm put in the will. I mean, if you both were deceased and not able to raise your kids, I assume that there's a will
13(15.1%)
Other
15(17.4%)

"Oh, and can we impose a huge favor on you? Can you watch the kids for 4 hours tomorrow? We'll pay you $50 for the inconvenience. Tomorrow, we're both going skydiving! It'll be our first time without an instructor. We're so excited! What do you say?"

Yes. I'll watch them. Have fun
20(23.0%)
No. I'm....busy. Wish I could help but I can't
42(48.3%)
I'll watch them but....wait...if I'm the guardian if you two kick the bucket, why are you doing something so risky?"
6(6.9%)
"Sure! I'm going to my friend's pit bull rescue tomorrow and I'll take them along. I'm sure they'd love to play with the pit bulls that people were forced to give away. Wait, where are you going?"
14(16.1%)
Other
5(5.7%)
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