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Sunday Stealing: Would You Rather (Part II)



It’s that time of the week again! That exquisite moment we launch into internet theft and pillage memes from across the interwebs for our own entertainment and amusement. Welcome back to Sunday Stealing, which originated on WTIT: The Blog. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes.


Would you rather go to a movie or to dinner alone?

I have no problem doing either of these options. Being socially isolated, as I have been for eight years, you get used to spending time on your own. A socially isolated person doesn’t have anyone to wile away the hours with, we don’t have anyone to accompany us on a dinner date or to an evening at the picture theater, we just have ourselves for company. But if I had to choose between the two, I would choose the movie, because I would much rather deal with the anxiety of being in a cinema audience listening to other people shoveling popcorn into their mouths than have to listen to myself eat.

Would you rather always say everything on your mind or never speak again?

I rarely if ever speak at the best of times, so never speaking again wouldn’t come as a major problem for me. Plus, I’m not sure the world would be able to cope with hearing every bizarre, kinky and downright outrageous thing that trundles through my brain on any given day!

Would you rather make a phone call or send a text?

One of the most frequent behaviors that my abuser would attack was my occasional sending of a text message. Whenever I sent one she would launch into a tirade of vicious, ridiculous abuse about how I should always communicate with people face to face, that I should never ever (under any circumstances) send a text message because people don’t like receiving text messages. They like receiving phone calls. They like being talked to in person. Text messages, according to my abuser’s abuse, are the work of Satan. So I would much rather make a phone call; because if I send a text message, any text message, it triggers my PTSD. Hence why I haven’t sent a text message in years.

Would you rather read an awesome book or watch a good movie?

This would entirely depend on the mood I’m in. If I was in a book frame of mind, I would much rather read an awesome book than watch a movie. But if I was in a movie frame of mind, I wouldn’t be able to focus on a book, so I’d much prefer to watch a movie. Thus, I refuse to choose either one; I choose both.

Would you rather be the most popular person at work or school or the smartest?

I’ve never been all that fussed about being popular. Being popular is inherently over-rated. So I would much rather be the smartest person in the room.

Would you rather put a stop to war or end world hunger?

How on earth am I supposed to choose between these two options? It’s like asking someone to choose between chocolate and cheese; it’s impossible, as they’re both as delicious as the other! I’ve never been a fan of war (who is?) but then again, I’ve never been a fan of world hunger either. So I choose to use my recently acquired smartest person in the room ability to end both things at the same time.

Would you rather spend the night in a luxury hotel room or camping surrounded by beautiful scenery?

Easily, without question or hesitation, I would choose to camp surrounded by beautiful scenery. Luxury hotels, like popularity, are inherently over-rated. They’re just bastions of vanity. Who in their right mind would choose high quality sheets and spa baths over a sleeping bag and the sound of rain on the canvas above you? Camping is wonderful. It is divine. It is everything that is right with the world. Plus, I have to say camping, otherwise Meadhbh would kill me; she loves camping more than I do, and that’s saying something given my love of tents and ravishing scenery!

Would you rather explore space or the ocean?

I hate the water. It freaks me out. So I would much rather explore outer space. Who knows, perhaps I would be the one to discover intelligent life! ;)


Luxury hotels, like popularity, are inherently over-rated.

Would you rather go deep sea diving or bungee jumping?

I hate the water. It freaks me out. I also hate heights. It freaks me out too. So I would choose sanity, and pick neither.

Would you rather be a kid your whole life or an adult your whole life?

I would much rather be an adult my whole life. No-one telling me what to do. No-one governing my every whim, action and desire. Adults can have more fun too; as long as you’re an adult who’s not averse to the wonders of imagination.

Would you rather go on a cruise with friends or with your spouse?

I have neither friends nor a spouse – I’m socially isolated, remember. But, if I had to pick one, I’d choose my imaginary spouse so we could have lots of imaginary sex as we floated effortlessly across the ocean.

Would you rather lose your keys or your cell phone?

I hate my cell phone. I really do. It never rings. It never beeps a message from Satan. It’s just something I have because I’m supposed to. So I wouldn’t be too fussed if I were to lose it. My keys on the other hand, that would annoy the crap out of me, so bugger off phone; I’d lose you any day of the year!

Would you rather eat a meal of cow tongue or octopus?

Excuse me while I vomit! I hate the water, remember, and that goes for everything that lives in it. Especially creatures with eight tentacles. I would also rather gouge out my eyes with a wooden spoon than eat anything’s tongue. So I would happily choose neither of these, frankly grotesque, options.

Would you rather have x-ray vision or magnified hearing?

X-ray vision. You could have so much fun with X-ray vision; checking out people’s naughtily placed tattoos, seeing through walls, examining broken limbs…the list is positively endless! Okay, so the list has three things on it, but each are so much more fun than being able to hear a bit better.

Would you rather work in a group or work alone?

Socially isolated man who suffers from social anxiety…I would choose working alone to working in a group any day of the decade! There would be less chance of panic attacks, for one, and less likelihood of having arguments over who’s doing what, for seconds. Plus, like popularity and luxury hotel rooms, other people are over-rated. You can have much more fun on your own! :p


I hate the water, remember, and that goes for everything that lives in it.



13 thoughts on “Sunday Stealing: Would You Rather (Part II)

  1. Your wit certainly hasn’t suffered from your isolation. You are funny!

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  2. I absolutely love the pic of the octopus. It is gorgeous.many things to think about in your posts but I truly enjoyed reading every bit. If I could dial long distance I could call you but since I can’t this is the next best thing :) I am sorry you had some one like that in your life. They suck and I hope someday you will be able to conquer texting, if anything just to help get rid of some of her power over you. Great post.


    • Even though I’m not a big fan of aquatic creatures, the octopus in the picture is rather wonderful. I rue the day I met my abuser, she had – and continues to have – a huge hold on my life. Perhaps one day I will master my PTSD enough to lessen the power she has over me, and until that day comes, I will keep battling as I always do. Wishing you a wonderful day! :)

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  3. I love reading your answers. My tent camping days are far behind me, I did my fair share when I was younger. Now I want comfort!!!

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  4. Hang in there. Abused children do recover.


    • I’m doing my best to overcome the PTSD from the abuse I received. I have good days and bad days; today being the former. But I’ll keep battling on as I always do! Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend! :)


  5. Love your accompanying photos. I like the idea of using X-ray vision for healing, that’s excellent.


    • I love the photo of the octopus. Even though I’m not a huge lover of aquatic creatures, I love the colour of this animal. I think you’d be pretty selfish not to use X-Ray vision for healing, especially with the cost of healthcare across the world! Wishing you a wonderful weekend! :)

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