Welcome back, clever readers, to this week’s edition of the Would You Rather question. The last time we convened in the kasbah, y’all were asked to ponder whether you’d prefer to go about your daily routine completely naked or take a long siesta while missing out on a year of your life.
There were fewer than the usual number of comments last week and as such, an even split (2 each way) occurred. Those who chose to rest their heads liked having an entire year to rest and recharge. Equally as enticing was the idea that perhaps the world would be a slightly better place when they awoke. One can hope, right?
Those opting to run amok in their birthday suits tried to get away with imagining these questions as pretend scenarios and made their selection with that justification in mind. I, of course, gently reminded them that the Would You Rather questions are totally real (and also a tiny bit based on the idea that you have to suspend disbelief for a moment and convince yourself that really would be going about your business entirely in the buff). Being the imaginative lot that they are, it was an easy sell. Those choosing to be naked for a week stayed with their decisions, though there was talk of moving to a tropical island while doing so. An interesting spin, I’ll give ’em that.
So which did I choose? I’ll admit I was torn on this one. On the one hand, a year is a mighty long time to be asleep, especially when I thought about what I’d miss out on with my kids. But then again, I am always running a major sleep deficit, so a nice, long nap would be extremely useful.
And then I considered the nude option. I’ll admit that I’m not someone who is comfortable in her own skin when it’s fully clothed, and even less so when buck naked. The idea of having to leave the house or go to work made me cringe. Then again, I wondered if after a week I’d be more comfortable with it since I’d have to get over myself and function in my life on some level.
So, because I’m a fan of pushing my boundaries every once in a while, I decided I’d go the naked route, though I’d definitely have to work from home that week. Since I work in the mental health field with kids and families, showing up to work naked would probably get me fired. Or at the very least banned from the office for the week.
And now, on to this week’s question…
Would you rather
have a home with a great living room
– OR –
a great back yard?
Which will it be, imaginative readers? Are you more drawn to a fantastic living room, designed and furnished to your heart’s desire? Or are you more the outdoorsy type who feels more at home in a well-tended garden or a grand sweep of lawn and old trees? Sit, sip, and share. I always love to hear from you.