No. And I wouldn’t even want to have the thing around. I know myself very well and I would be way too tempted to use the thing, which would completely contradict my answer to this question.
I’m very easily annoyed by people and I would impulsively shove a pin in the thing’s arm just to inflict a little harmless pain. But then my stupid conscience would get the better of me and I’d feel awful about what I’d done. But then, how would I get rid of the doll in order to not let it continue to be a temptation the next time that person inevitably gets on my nerves? It’s not like I could throw it in a fire to destroy it. Because that would just cause the person to feel like they’re burning alive. Can’t rip the thing apart, because that’s what it would feel like to the person connected to the doll. But I can’t exactly just throw it out. What if it fell into the wrong hands? And I’m talking about worse hands than mine…
So no, I don’t want a voodoo doll. Do you?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.