If you were sentenced to hear one of the following all morning, every morning for the next year, which would be worst: a baby crying, someone screaming, someone cursing drunkenly, or the song “It’s a Small World” played over and over and over again?
I feel like the annoyance of “It’s a Small World” would come and go, then come back, then go again. It would be a cycle. You know… at first it’s fun and you want to sing along. Then by the end of the ride you’re sick of the cheerful tune and want to smash the animatronic children with an aluminum bat. But then I’m sure the song comes back around and you can’t help but sing along once more.
Someone cursing drunkenly would probably be pretty funny before it got obnoxious. I think that one would probably come back around. I’m sure I’d reach a point where I’d be tempted to open my window and yell down for them to shut up, even though I know that risks making myself the target for their drunken slurs.
People wake up to babies crying all over the world every single day. I’m sure if I were ever to be a father, it’s something I’d certainly get used to.
Someone screaming? I feel like that would be more terrifying than any of the other options. I mean… why are they screaming? Are they being attacked? Are they having a psychotic break? Am I next?!
Yeah… for me, the worst would be someone randomly screaming all morning.
Which would you choose as the worst? Let me know in the comments!
*The Question of the Week can be found in The Book of Questions by Gregory Stock, Ph.D.