Friday, April 02, 2010

Question of the Week: It's For Charity

An eccentric millionaire offers to donate a large sum to charity if you will step--completely naked--from your car onto a busy downtown street, walk four blocks, and climb back into the car. Knowing that there would be no danger of physical abuse, would you do it?

A large sum of what? Money? Tangerines? Pencil erasers? This is a very non-specific kind of question. And to which charity would we be donating the erasers? Is it a charity of my choice? That may effect my decision. And what city's downtown area are we talking about? 4 blocks in Roanoke, VA is a lot different than 4 blocks in Manhattan.

What it comes down to is that I wouldn't do it. And believe me, any charity would be thanking me for making the choice to remain clothed, no matter how many erasers they could have gotten from the crazy rich guy.

*Question of the Week comes from The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.

1 comment:

  1. if you want a completely honest answer here goes:

    would i do it?

    yes, but only if that charity were to my own personal checking account. and even then the sum would have to be negotiated up front.

    j "maybe for $250,000" h