Sometimes these Would You Rather questions practically just write themselves.
Or sometimes one half of the scenario will come to me and then Lisa has to help me figure out the opposing side of the scenario.
This is one of those times.
A little back story for all of you….
My sister lives in Los Angeles, California. She has no landline and uses her cell phone for all of her phoning needs. Because of the time difference, we often talk early in the morning her time when she is headed to work. Normally it works out perfectly.
This was not one of those “normal” times.
Cut to last week when I called her while she was on her way to work. She answered, but it honestly sounded like she was in the middle of a rave. Like I could barely hear her because the noise was so deafening.
She was totally casual about the whole thing and said, “Oh sorry, I am in the middle of Whole Foods”. Which okay, whatever, it is L.A., and apparently everyone walks around talking on their cell phone wherever they go…and Whole Foods can get crazy from time to time. Everyone wants to be the first person to reach the hummus.
Except, y’all, guess what?! It was not the mass chaos of all the shoppers rushing to find the last rutabaga that was responsible for all the noise.
I was on speaker phone. So, not only was every shopper hearing her side of the conversation, but they were also hearing my side, too. I could only imagine how annoying that must have been. Plus, I had just been talking about my Ryan Gosling Mini Bust. OH MY GOD, what if Ryan had been standing right next to her? It is L.A., people, that stuff can totally happen there.
Needless to say, I told her to take me off speaker while she assembled her salad.
She told me she couldn’t because “my phone seems to be broken and I can only talk when it is on the speaker phone mode”.
I suggested she head straight to Verizon and get that fixed, because obviously that was a problem that she could not live one second having to deal with, right?
It had been that way for two weeks. She said it was really annoying, but trying to find time to hit the Verizon store was even more annoying.
Um, okay. If you say so. Personally, I thought it sounded awful.
So did Lisa. We imagined ourselves going through our daily lives on our cell phones and pictured every single conversation (especially the ones we have) being played out over speaker phone. That could get awkward, y’all.
I told her we totally had to make it a would you rather, but what could we do for the other side of the scenario that would be equal to that?
Being the fabulous blogging partner she is, she had the answer!
What if your cell phone only had reception if you were standing perfectly still?
No moving. No walking. No driving. No mindlessly folding your laundry while you chat about the premiere of Dancing With the Stars. Just you and your phone and your feet planted firmly on the ground.
Oh sure, you can talk all your phone all day long that way without bothering anyone, but you must remain standing in one spot to do it.
So, which one is it? Would you rather have the ability to roam freely but know that your entire conversation is being played out live for anyone to hear or have to stand perfectly still for your phone to work at all?