Taking Tea in the Kasbah

Last week’s question brought about a landslide victory for the ending of hatred and oppression. Every single person who commented chose to bring about peace and equality and love. I wasn’t surprised by this, not in the least. Kasbah readers are compassionate, socially conscious, intelligent people and the comments certainly reflected that.

I’m joining the activists in wishing I could swiftly end hatred and compassion. And like many of you, I, too, would hope that one of the side effects of this is that there’s an end to people going hungry, that politics and money are setΒ aside so we all can work together to make sure no one goes without food again.Β What tender world that would be, right?

If only a few of these Would You Rather questions were real choices that we could put in motion…

And now, on to this week’s question…

Would You Rather

meet an alien visitor here on Earth


– OR –

suit up and travel to outer space?



So, which will you choose, fearless readers? Remaining on Earth and chatting it up with an alien visitor from another planet? Or will you don your space suit and blast off into outer space? Let this one percolate in your brains a bit, then sit, sip, and tell all. I always love to hear from you.

18 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Would You Rather Question: Aliens or Outer Space

  1. I’m going to go with meeting an alien here. I mean, traveling anywhere for more than a night or two spins me right up, so probably I’m not the one you want on a spaceflight of indefinite length.

    • Yeah, intergalactic travel would take you away from home for quite a long time. And then there’s the whole zero gravity thing and having to drink Tang for God knows how long. By staying on your own turf, you can serve up whatever cocktails you like for your space guest. πŸ˜‰

  2. Book me a ticket on the spaceship! I would love to tour the world. Just been watching Dr Who, so it was a no-brainer really!

    • Dr. Who makes me want to travel to outer space in a Tardis, too. I’ll see you at the airport. πŸ™‚

  3. I am choosing to suit up and travel to outer space! If I were to meet an alien here, I would totally have to compete with other science geeks in foil hats and the paparazzi. Too much..
    Shoot me into space πŸ™‚
    ..as long as I can come back…

    • Good point about the competition with science geeks and foil hatters. You’d probably have to schedule a lunch date and then there’s the pressure of where to go and what if the alien has special dietary needs? You’re right, too much… πŸ˜‰

  4. I’m going with encountering an alien here on terra firma, where I can invite them for tea, crumpets, and clotted cream. Oh.Drat! I’m not British. Hope he/she/it likes Oreos and cold milk.

    Yes, I’m an adventurer, but I typically prefer road trips. I control where and when I stop.

    Until or if I take the Phoenix University Graduate Program in Spaceflight Piloting, I’ll happily welcome any stranger-about-to-become-a-friend into my world. Perhaps they’ll even understand what it’s like in my imaginary world.

    Most earthbound folks think I’m a bit whack-a-doodle. I know. Hard to believe, isn’t it?

    • YOU? A bit whack-a-doodle? Nah. You’d be a very entertaining representative of the human race for any aliens coming to visit. Wear your badge with honor.

      I’m an adventurer, too, but one that tends to get a bit motion sick. I’m a little wary of space travel’s effects on the stomach. Perhaps I should join you for Oreos and milk. A classic American treat.

  5. I’m with Gloria. I’ll be a Goodwill Ambassador for a visiting alien. I’m great with sight seeing tours, which of course will include Disneyland, Universal Studios, and Harry Potter’s Magical World of Wizardry!

    • Ooh, I hadn’t thought of the travel opportunities here on Earth as a Goodwill Ambassador. Clever! Get your resume in early, though. I hear Angelina Jolie might have dibs. πŸ˜‰

  6. on ,
    Brinda said:

    I’d love to travel to outer space. I’ll pass on the alien here. I’m afraid I’ve already met some of them. Lol

  7. I’d only go for it on Earth if it were in Norway. Otherwise I’d totally be up for the outer space thing. After all, I see the Earth pretty much every day. Sometimes a change of scenery is good πŸ˜‰

    • A change of scenery can do a person good. Outer space is about as different as one can get. Norway sounds nice, too. πŸ™‚

    • So, I’ll schedule you in for one alien meet up should any arrive wanting to meet an actual bonafide author. πŸ˜‰

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