An eccentric millionaire offers to donate a large sum to charity if you will step–completely naked–from a 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?
If I have learned anything from my puritanical upbringing, it’s that the naked human form is shameful and disgusting.
Okay, I don’t actually think that. But I still wouldn’t do it. And believe me, most of the viewing public would be grateful that I made that decision.
Besides, there are too many unexplained variables here. How large is a “large sum”? What charity is this eccentric millionaire willing to give to? What time of day is it? What city’s downtown area are we talking about? How long are those city blocks? I mean, a block in New York City compared to a block in Blacksburg are two completely different things.
Would you do it?
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.