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Title: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on February 12, 2012, 10:22:38 AM
The game where you give an answer to a hypothetical situation and give another! I'll start...

WWYD if you walked out of your house one day to see a huge snowman had been built on the pavement right in front of you?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: esteban on February 12, 2012, 10:56:42 AM
If it blocked my way to get out then I would be upset.  If it didn't stop me from going about my day id leave it there and smile.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 12, 2012, 11:11:18 AM
I would run back in to get my camera!  I would love that!

WWYD if some neighbors that you don't know at all borrowed your cheap (let's say $2) cheese grater and then never returned it?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on February 12, 2012, 11:25:03 AM
Great! An excuse for a shopping trip! Maybe I can find a deluxe model on sale...

WWYD if there was a depressed teenage raccoon sitting on your back porch? (happened to me the other day, LOL!)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on February 12, 2012, 11:33:58 AM
I'd give it some chocolate and some beer and tell him she's just not good enough for him.

WWYD if someone phoned you, told you that they thought you were a headcase and then hung up?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 12, 2012, 11:43:17 AM
I'd *69 them and when they answered, I'd ask, "How did you know?", add an evil laugh, and then hang up!

WWYD if there was no internet today?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Layla Miller on February 12, 2012, 01:13:35 PM
Panic, and wind up a quivering wreck in the corner.  I'm not joking as much as you might think I am.  ;D

WWYD if you developed the ability to fly?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 12, 2012, 02:11:14 PM
I'd be flying to California for dinner right now!

WWYD if you were given $5,000 but you had to spend it all in one day and the pleasure from it could not be enjoyed after that day (e.g. you cannot buy something that you or someone else will keep or go on a trip that lasts into the next day).
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on February 12, 2012, 02:25:45 PM
Pay off my debts.

WWYD if you had the power of invisibility?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: cabbagegirl28 on February 12, 2012, 03:21:43 PM
I'd be overjoyed, because then I could be alone without being bothered for at least a little while.

WWYD if you could go anywhere for a year, but you couldn't know anyone there beforehand?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: emwithme on February 12, 2012, 04:39:27 PM
Take lots of books and sit in coffee shops reading them, and talking to people.

WWYD if suddenly you had your ideal body?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: wonderfullyanonymous on February 12, 2012, 04:54:54 PM

WWYD if suddenly you had your ideal body?



I'D buy myself a couple pairs of mens Levis. These are the best fitting jeans I ever wore when I had a close to perfect body.

WWYD if you opened the door to your favorite chef.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Ceallach on February 13, 2012, 12:06:59 AM
WWYD if you opened the door to your favorite chef.

Ask them what's for dinner - I'm starving!

WWYD if I sang out of tune?    :D
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 13, 2012, 12:16:07 AM
I'd stand up and walk out on you.  Just kidding.  I'd lend you my ears as long as you try not sing out of key.    ;)

WWYD if the Hulkster runs wild on you?  :D

Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: jayhawk on February 15, 2012, 01:40:44 PM
I'd go all Jackie Chan on him. 

WWYD if you became lactose intolerant (no more cheese!!???!!  :o
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 15, 2012, 01:46:38 PM
I grew up in Wisconsin - I think I'd probably starve.  Seriously, there's nothing in this world that can't be improved by cheese, chocolate, or both  ;D

What would you do if you found out your SO was actually a secret agent?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 15, 2012, 02:47:15 PM
I would want to know if he's with me for investigation purposes! ;)   (side story: I dated an undercover vice cop once... he told me he can't ever tell me if he's working or not when we're out somewhere together.  I can't think of a word to describe how that felt.  Odd?  Scary?  Exciting?  Maybe all of the above.  I don't know...)

WWYD first in a power outage?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on February 15, 2012, 02:57:50 PM
Run to the freezer and eat all the ice cream before it melts!!!  (Can't say I'm not good in a crisis...)

WWYD if you were to suddenly develop the power of telepathy?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on February 15, 2012, 03:01:09 PM
Make sure I hang out with nice people! There are some thoughts I just don't want to know...

WWYD if your cat grew thumbs?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on February 15, 2012, 04:47:50 PM
Become very scared and make sure I lock all the doors  8)

WWYD if you discovered you had superhuman hearing?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on February 16, 2012, 05:57:05 PM
Say what?!

Seriously, I'd get the best ear plugs I could.  Who would really want that?

WWYD if you could make time slow down a bit?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on February 16, 2012, 06:43:19 PM
Read one of my thick tomes, of course!


WWYD if you went on a road trip.....with no map?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 16, 2012, 11:04:56 PM
Knowing me, I would probably go in circles!

WWYD if you had the whole day to yourself tomorrow?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on February 16, 2012, 11:47:21 PM


Drink a lot of wine, eat a lot of pizza and watch Kevin Kline movies all day.


WWYD if you met George Clooney?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Allyson on February 17, 2012, 01:13:04 AM
Ask if he had any need for someone to be his personal assistant--I'm a great typist! (No romantic intent, I just figure a rich person might be willing to hire someone on a whim if they made a notable first impression.)

WWYD if your furniture was replaced with cat-printed upholstery in the night?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: purplemuse on February 17, 2012, 02:25:08 PM
Probably get some fabric furniture covers (I like cats, but I don't want cat-printed sofas).

What would you do if your appliances gained sentience and took over your kitchen?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on February 17, 2012, 04:28:48 PM
Be grateful.  I'm a lousy (and lazy!) cook.

WWYD if you received a million dollars... but could only spend it on someone you didn't know?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 17, 2012, 04:47:39 PM
Be grateful.  I'm a lousy (and lazy!) cook.

WWYD if you received a million dollars... but could only spend it on someone you didn't know?

I'd give someone at www.kiva.org the best day ever  ;D ;D ;D

What would you do if your spouse suddenly decided the two of you were adopting a dozen pets (and came home with a carful)?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: emeraldsage85 on February 17, 2012, 08:04:17 PM
I'd have to decline the offer because I live in 340 sq feet (bachelor's apartment).  >:(  I've always wanted a trampoline so that would make me mad.

What would you do if you weren't allowed to tell a lie for a week?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on February 17, 2012, 09:54:27 PM


Duct tape my mouth!!! ;D

WWYD if you had a time machine?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on February 18, 2012, 10:15:06 AM
I'd go back to the Amarna period in Ancient Egypt and find out what really happened. 

WWYD if you could effortlessly speak any language?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on February 19, 2012, 12:24:54 PM
Take a cruise around the world and talk to people!

WWYD if someone wanted to cast you in their new blockbuster movie, but it would mean moving to another country for six months or longer?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on February 19, 2012, 04:26:36 PM
Buy a Fodor's travel guide, an English-to-(whatever the native language is) dictionary, and a list of where to go when I'm not filming. Oh, and I'd get a passport!


WWYD if you received a gag gift?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on February 19, 2012, 06:11:59 PM
Buy a Fodor's travel guide, an English-to-(whatever the native language is) dictionary, and a list of where to go when I'm not filming. Oh, and I'd get a passport!


WWYD if you received a gag gift?

Plot revenge  >:D

WWYD if you relieved a day a la 'Groundhog Day?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on February 19, 2012, 08:32:04 PM
Hope it was my wedding day and not the day I got the blood clot in my leg. 

WWYD if you found out that your life span was measured in thousands of years instead of tens?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on February 19, 2012, 09:24:48 PM
I'd start changing my retirement plans! And possibly invest in real estate - long term stock investments would be a problem. How would you know if the company is even going to exist a thousand years from now??

WWYD if aliens landed on your roof?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: tiv on February 19, 2012, 09:42:39 PM
I'd ask them to take me away from here. (roomie snores so loud)

WWYD if you could communicate clearly with insects?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 19, 2012, 11:00:05 PM
I would ask them why they are always trespassing on private property and let them know it's illegal.

WWYD if you were given the option to only keep two out of the five senses?  Which two would you keep?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on February 20, 2012, 11:36:52 AM
I would keep sight and hearing.  That would stilll keep me in touch with the world. 

WWYD if you had a photographic memory?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on February 20, 2012, 03:56:47 PM
I'd probably pray to forget a lot of things!


WWYD if your pet had an unusual habit?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on February 22, 2012, 10:14:10 AM
Don't all pets worthy of notice have odd habits? 
I'd make a video and get the creature on GMA.  It may as well pay for its keep.

WWYD if coffee and/or chocolate suddenly ceased to exist?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on February 22, 2012, 10:17:50 AM
I would spontaneously combust, and promptly cease to exist.  Coffee and chocolate are the two things that make life worth living!  (Except for my husband and son, of course...)

WWYD if your significant other developed amnesia for all people and things... including you?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sabbyfrog2 on February 22, 2012, 11:25:38 AM
I'd have to decline the offer because I live in 340 sq feet (bachelor's apartment).  >:(  I've always wanted a trampoline so that would make me mad.

What would you do if you weren't allowed to tell a lie for a week?

I'd probably lose a lot of friends... and promptly gain a lot of new ones.

WWYD if you weren't allowed to drink coffee anymore?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 23, 2012, 08:19:19 PM
It wouldn't bother me much as I don't drink coffee.  I guess I would miss my Tim Hortons Iced Cappuccinos in the summer and the occasional latte though.   :(

WWYD with a bag of Hershey Kisses in terms of baking or cooking something with them?

P.S.
WWYD if your significant other developed amnesia for all people and things... including you?

Jenn, did you by chance see the movie "The Vow", and if so, how was it?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Silversurfer on February 23, 2012, 08:40:58 PM
Set up a fundraising "kissing" booth!

WWYD if you suddenly became Prime Minister/ President
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on February 23, 2012, 08:50:18 PM
WWYD if your significant other developed amnesia for all people and things... including you?

Jenn, did you by chance see the movie "The Vow", and if so, how was it?

Actually, I've never heard of it.  (I don't get out to the movies much.)  I had just been reading an article about certain brain injuries and the question popped into my head.

If I suddenly became Prime Minister, I suspect that I'd keep doing whatever the current government had been doing, although I wouldn't like it much.  Anyone ever seen "Yes, Minister" and "Yes, Prime Minister"?  A lot more true to life than we really would like...

WWYD if your pet suddenly developed not just a voice, but attitudes and opinions with which to express with said voice?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on February 24, 2012, 10:56:56 AM
Become very, very scared and possibly hide. My cat possibly hates me right now, as she is following a low fat diet, she is a little overweight. :(

WWYD if everything you touched turned into Spandex?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on February 24, 2012, 02:52:37 PM
I'd get a nice, cushy job with a fashion designer or a textile factory! Oh, and gloves, too, because I'd starve otherwise. :P

WWYD if you found an old, unpublished manuscript from Charles Dickens?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on February 24, 2012, 05:16:50 PM
I'd donate it to my local library on the condition that it be on display in a specially-designed case.


WWYD if you discovered you had a long-lost relative?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on February 25, 2012, 09:55:04 AM
Talk to them, get friends with them and invite them to meet our little family :)

WWYD if all you could watch on TV was "Friends"?  >:D
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on February 25, 2012, 12:13:10 PM
Probably slash my wrists with a plastic picnic knife.  It would definitely hurt less than watching television! :P

WWYD if caffeine was declared an illegal substance?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on February 26, 2012, 01:05:27 PM
In the short term:  Scream.  Caffeine gets me going in the morning.  In the long term:  Wonder what on Earth Congress was thinking.


WWYD if your car suddenly turned into a Maserati?

http://www.maserati.com/maserati/en/en/index/passion/download/player/uuid/8ed71535-1bac-4029-85cf-264e8e9b9de8.html
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: purplemuse on February 26, 2012, 02:29:41 PM
In the short term:  Scream.  Caffeine gets me going in the morning.  In the long term:  Wonder what on Earth Congress was thinking.


WWYD if your car suddenly turned into a Maserati?

http://www.maserati.com/maserati/en/en/index/passion/download/player/uuid/8ed71535-1bac-4029-85cf-264e8e9b9de8.html

Be royally peeved, as I bet my current vehicle gets better gas mileage.

What would you do if you suddenly lost the ability to hear music (you can hear everything else perfectly fine)?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on February 26, 2012, 05:42:27 PM
Considering that I play the clarinet and sing (not at the same time) I'd be very bored.

WWYD if a meteor landed in your living room?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on February 26, 2012, 06:36:19 PM
Celebrate. Less housecleaning chores this week! The landlord gets to clean up after the meteor. :P

WWYD if you were invited to the Oscars as someone's date? I'm talking red carpet interviews, tabloid pics, the works!
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on February 26, 2012, 07:03:13 PM
I'd probably turn the famous person down, as I have no desire to appear in any tabloid.


WWYD if you were ever mistaken for an infamous person?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on February 28, 2012, 01:54:56 AM


Depending on who it was, I'd milk it for all it's worth.


WWYD if you had a week in Antarctica.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on February 28, 2012, 09:00:27 AM
Dress up warmly :D

WWYD if you suddenly discovered you were psychic?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 28, 2012, 09:18:00 AM
Collect my million dollars from the Randi Foundation (http://www.randi.org/site/index.php/1m-challenge.html).  And probably volunteer for a bunch of research, depending on what kind of psychic I turned out to be.

What would you do if your parents suddenly announced they had to move in with you because they had nowhere else to go?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on February 28, 2012, 01:02:35 PM
Give them directions to a shelter, or all the relatives houses within a hundred miles that would take them in (not a likely problem for me, mine are divorced, so after ten minutes living in the same house they'd kill each other :P ).

WWYD if you discovered you had an evil twin?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: purplemuse on February 28, 2012, 05:57:58 PM
Go on a mythic quest culminating in a fight to the death with said evil twin to determine the fate of the world.

WWYD if a stranger child showed up on your doorstep and claimed and insisted that you were her parent?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on February 29, 2012, 05:34:20 PM
Tell her she must be mistaken...and apologize for disappointing her.


WWYD if you discovered your car was completely covered with bird droppings?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on February 29, 2012, 09:35:17 PM
I would clean enough to see out the windows and then take it to the car wash.

WWYD if your significant other quit his/her job to join the circus?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on March 01, 2012, 03:41:00 AM
Join the circus with him!!


WWYD if you were given a specific talent but you could only use it for one day?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Bijou on March 01, 2012, 07:28:24 AM
Join the circus with him!!


WWYD if you were given a specific talent but you could only use it for one day?
I would stay awake all day and night to get the most of it.

WWYD if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what you choose?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on March 01, 2012, 01:25:47 PM
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I would stay awake all day and night to get the most of it.

WWYD if you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what you choose?

Cheese. In all it's multiwonderful flavours.

WWYD if you could only walk on walls and ceilings?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on March 04, 2012, 02:14:30 PM
Buy myself a lot of furniture with fearsome suction cups and a lot of bungee cords.

WWYD if you thought you won 1000 USD in a lottery but later learned you had actually wom 100,000 USD?  (This recently happened).
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on March 05, 2012, 03:07:38 PM
I would adopt a village in Kenya and then book a nice long vacation to all the places on my wish list!

WWYD if the only way you could hang out with a friend you like was to also be forced to hang out with a person you can't stand being around (someone abrasive and manipulative)?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on March 05, 2012, 05:27:49 PM
Do the cut direct when I have to be around the abrasive and manipulative person.


WWYD if some creepy individuals moved into your neighborhood?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 05, 2012, 05:30:40 PM
Assuming that they've proved themselves to be creepy, avoid them like the plague.  If they annoy me, deal with it.  (Done this before.)

WWYD if you opened the curtains one morning to find that everything green had gone blue and vice versa?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on March 06, 2012, 10:51:40 AM
Remember Yorktown when the British band played, 'The World Turned Upside Down' because that's what it would look like. 

WWYD if real paper books no longer existed?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on March 06, 2012, 11:03:30 AM
I'd be very upset.  It's the only form I read them in.

WWYD with an almost full pack of bacon you had to use up quickly?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 06, 2012, 12:51:51 PM
Fry it all up and yell, "SNACK TIME!" to my son.  (He's thirteen, and just hitting his growth spurt.  Need I say more?) ::)

WWYD if you could freeze time at will?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Giraffe, Esq on March 06, 2012, 02:07:20 PM
Freeze time whenever I hit the snooze button, so that when I woke up on my own, it would still be the original time my alarm was set for!  Brilliant!

WWYD if you had no thumbs?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on March 06, 2012, 06:32:24 PM
Start making a list of all the things I'd have to figure out: snaps, small hooks, typing etc.

WWYD if you were given a 5000'sq/ft home and 100 acres, but told you'd have to allow 60 dogs to be allowed to stay?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on March 07, 2012, 12:30:01 AM
Build a barn/kennel in the back of the property for the dogs. Hopefully there would be money for the barn and the vet bills or I'd be selling part of that 100 acres to pay for them!

WWYD if your city was wiped off the map tomorrow by a natural disaster? (assuming you and your family were not in it at the time)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on March 07, 2012, 08:45:40 AM
I'd pray my friends are alright and that there wasn't loss of life.  Then I'd look into a new city to live in.  I wouldn't be too upset about that, actually.  I like it just fine, but I don't LOVE it or anything.

WWYD if you were in a marathon relay challenge and when you got to your hand off point, the next runner wasn't there to hand off to?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on March 21, 2012, 07:52:15 PM
Keep right on going.  I can just hear it now:  "Why didn't you hand the baton to Frank?"  "He wasn't there!"

WWYD if you found out you'd inherited a fortune from someone you'd met maybe once, but it was because you'd been polite and helpful to them?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 21, 2012, 09:15:37 PM
Thank all the deities above that this person had met me on a good day! >:D  And then I'd buy lots and lots of things for family, friends, and my son's school...

WWYD if you could do any one thing in your life over again?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on March 21, 2012, 09:32:16 PM
I'd go back on my trip to Barcelona and repeat everything.  It was a lovely place and I really enjoyed it there.

WWYD if a stranger walked up to you, kicked you in the shin and then kept on walking merrily along as though nothing had happened?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on March 22, 2012, 03:29:12 AM


I'd chase them and get in their face, seriously.

WWYD if Queen Elizabeth dropped by your house?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 22, 2012, 01:56:24 PM
Immediately die of shame and embarrassment.  (You think I'm kidding?  I'm the world's worst housekeeper.  I often refer to my couch as "a compost heap with cushions", although, to be fair, I'm not the one who keeps eating stuff on it!)

WWYD if you could never eat chocolate again?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Layla Miller on March 22, 2012, 02:35:53 PM
I...I...I would collapse into a quivering wreck.  Sheesh, you should hold a flashlight under your chin when you say things like that to me!  ;D

What would you do if you could time travel, but did not actually have the ability to affect the past or future in your travels?  (Tourist only--which would be a relief to me, personally!)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on March 23, 2012, 10:09:11 AM
Head straight for the Amarna Period in Ancient Egypt.  I'd love to know what really happened there.

WWYD if you could be in two places at once?

Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on March 23, 2012, 10:16:16 AM
Be at work earning a living and be at home looking after DS!

WWYD if your nails started growing at record speed?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on March 25, 2012, 10:24:09 AM
I'd go back on my trip to Barcelona and repeat everything.  It was a lovely place and I really enjoyed it there.

WWYD if a stranger walked up to you, kicked you in the shin and then kept on walking merrily along as though nothing had happened?

Sorry to Hijack  but about 10 years ago, I had this happen.  I was walking home from work with two large bags of groceries. All of a sudden, I felt a hard kick behind my knee.  I almost fell down and dropped my bags.  while I was composing myself, a teen wearing combat boots and a smug, little smile walked past me.  He had to be the culprit.

We now return you to the regularly scheduled program.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on March 25, 2012, 10:41:55 AM
Be at work earning a living and be at home looking after DS!

WWYD if your nails started growing at record speed?

I'd be very frustrated. I'm very much a short nails person and I don't do manicures.

WWYD if you were offered your dream job but the dress code was body paint and jewellry only?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on March 25, 2012, 01:07:03 PM

WWYD if you were offered your dream job but the dress code was body paint and jewellry only?

Not a problem. If the Victoria's Secret girls can wear bikinis made out of diamonds, so can I!

Of course, I don't know if people would want to see me in a bikini, but they made the dress code, so they can deal with the fallout! ;D

WWYD if your favourite singer propositioned you?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on March 25, 2012, 03:09:10 PM

WWYD if you were offered your dream job but the dress code was body paint and jewellry only?

Not a problem. If the Victoria's Secret girls can wear bikinis made out of diamonds, so can I!

Of course, I don't know if people would want to see me in a bikini, but they made the dress code, so they can deal with the fallout! ;D

WWYD if your favourite singer propositioned you?

Once I got done laughing I'd point out that I'm very happily married and intend to stay that way.  I don't care how famous someone was, that would never change, no matter who was doing the propositioning.   (I know, I'm no fun.  But that's the way it is for me.)

WWYD if you were offered the use of a stretch limo for a week?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on March 25, 2012, 08:16:19 PM
I'd take whoever made the offer up on it, of course.


WWYD if you needed one ingredient to make a dish.....but the local grocery store was closed for whatever reason?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on March 26, 2012, 12:13:51 AM
I'd take whoever made the offer up on it, of course.


WWYD if you needed one ingredient to make a dish.....but the local grocery store was closed for whatever reason?


Depends on the ingredient.  If it was a major one, e.g. you were going to make beef stroganoff but lacked the beef, I'd say make something else.  But if you were missing a particular spice or if you were baking a cake and needed another egg there are ways to substitute for it.  Of course, that also depends on what was missing and what I was making - if I was making chili and found that I didn't have any cayenne pepper I could work around it because I put a lot of spicy ingredients into my chili, like canned tomatoes and chili and a shot of medium heat chipotle salsa, so it would come out with some heat anyway.  But if I was making a chocolate cake and was minus the cocoa, then I'd have a problem.

Oops, forgot the WWYD question:

WWYD if you were doing a family pedigree and found out that you were related to a criminal?  For instance, you found out that Great-Great Uncle Fred was hanged as a murderer in 1870. 
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on March 26, 2012, 06:45:59 AM
Hehe. Add him to the list of crazy people in the family. As a bonus, I'd get to annoy my mother, who maintains that everyone in her family tree is perfect (at least the ones related by blood, anyway).

WWYD if you found out you were distantly related to a nobleman and you were going to inherit the title by default when he died?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: mechtilde on March 26, 2012, 07:05:32 AM
I'd renounce my peerage!

For the record, only two or three people have done so, so that they could either become or stay as Members of Parliament.

WWYD if you found a carrier bag of money and were allowed to keep it?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on March 26, 2012, 01:40:50 PM
I would give a good part of it to local charities and cultural institutions.  I'd also spend some of it on fun stuff and save the rest.

WWYD if your pet cat or dog suddenly grew human hands and feet instead of paws?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: mechtilde on March 26, 2012, 01:46:10 PM
Wonder what on earth her bree.der had been outcrossing with!

WWYD if you could pass any law you wanted, provided it was trivial?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on March 26, 2012, 10:18:09 PM
Walk on the right.  As a pedestrian, I would like this law enacted ASAP.  :)

WWYD if you innocently found yourself in the midst of a full-on bar brawl? (i.e would you watch or go?)

Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 27, 2012, 05:44:31 AM
Run away!  Run away!  Seriously, I don't even like it when people argue in front of me... :(

WWYD if you came home and found that your husband had purchased a full-sized steam calliope and it was sitting there in your driveway for all the world to see?  (My husband keeps threatening to do this... ;D)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Gyburc on March 27, 2012, 05:47:12 AM
I'd retreat to the sidelines and mentally award points for good form and technique.

(Wild haymakers score an automatic -50.)

 ;D

WWYD if you saw your favourite film or TV star walking down the street?

Edited - sorry JennJenn, we posted at the same time!
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on March 27, 2012, 10:59:28 AM
I don't have a husband so I would wonder when that happened and I don't know what a steam calliope is so I guess I would just have on this face:  ???

If I saw my favorite film or TV star on the street I would say hello and try to have a conversation if they were alone.  If they were caught up with other people, I would probably just keep walking.

WWYD for a Klondike bar?  ;D
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Layla Miller on March 27, 2012, 11:41:28 AM
Ask for it politely and accept "no" if that's the answer.  ;D  (Thanks, Etiquette Hell!)

WWYD if you could do anything you wanted, anything at all, for just one hour?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 27, 2012, 04:12:16 PM
I don't have a husband so I would wonder when that happened and I don't know what a steam calliope is so I guess I would just have on this face:  ???

It's large, obnoxious, makes annoying pseudo-music, and is weird enough to be Nerd Guy Heaven.  I've never seen one, and I'd better not ever see one in my driveway!

Back to the thread... If I could do anything I wanted for just one hour... I would go back in time so as to be able to warn my mother that yes, she really should get that breast lump looked at ASAP. :(

WWYD if suddenly your native language changed drastically enough that you could no longer understand it?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on March 27, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
Thank you for the reply, Jenn!  With your explanation, I would like to revise my face to this:  ::)

If my native language suddenly changed I would be alright since my native language is not my common everyday language.  I would be sad about it though.

WWYD if it became apparent that the kid sitting across from you on the train was taking pictures of you with their smartphone?


Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: CakeBeret on March 27, 2012, 04:33:30 PM
I would smile benignly and fantasize about doing something quite rude. :)

What would you do if given the choice between going to a rock concert and a ballet?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on March 27, 2012, 09:57:09 PM
Depends on which rock concert and which ballet. If I could go back in time and see Queen with Freddy Mercury... ooo la la!

WWYD if you could fly?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on March 30, 2012, 12:19:06 PM
Depends on which rock concert and which ballet. If I could go back in time and see Queen with Freddy Mercury... ooo la la!

WWYD if you could fly?

Travel.  Travel.  Travel.  I'd love to go to distant places, but I don't like to fly in planes. 

WWYD if you found out that you'd won a 5000 sq ft house free and clear?  And it can be in any part of the country you desire?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on March 30, 2012, 03:10:55 PM
I would guard it jealously as my own personal space that has nothing in it pertaining to trains, airplanes and books about space.  I would have it located within a ten-minute drive of my own home, but perhaps only visible to my eyes... (Can you tell that I am starting to need a break from other human beings?)

WWYD if you knew the exact day that you were going to die?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: purplemuse on March 30, 2012, 03:17:26 PM
Depends on how far off it is-- within the next 5 years, I'd probably abandon any long-term goals, and focus on things that will make myself and others happy in the short term. 50+ years in the future? I'd probably go on as I am, and start making preparations as I approach the date. In between, it would depend on exactly how much time I had.

In any case, I'd probably try and get someone to start a betting pool for "the date of purplemuse's death" to amass a large sum of money for whoever gets stuck with any financial responsibilities I leave behind.

What would you do if you woke up one morning to find you had grown a prehensile tail?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on March 30, 2012, 03:44:52 PM
Swish it around and hope it caught all the SS's of this world and sent them tumbling to the ground  >:D


WWYD if you suddenly grew an extra leg? (Like Jake the Peg)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: afbluebelle on March 30, 2012, 08:09:08 PM
Finally be able to cartwheel.

WWYD with a dinosaur for a pet?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on March 31, 2012, 08:29:10 AM
Make sure it's of the toy variety and an herbivore.  A foot-long Brontosaurus curled up on the sofa would be so cute and easy to feed. 

WWYD if you could change history?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Twik on March 31, 2012, 12:00:51 PM
I wouldn't dare try. As bad as things are, I'm sure meddling would likely make them worse.

And on the history theme, what would you do if you could solve any one mystery from world history?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on March 31, 2012, 04:19:42 PM
Find Lord Lucan  8)

WWYD if you woke up with the ability to move objects with the power of your mind (telekenesis)?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: afbluebelle on March 31, 2012, 04:23:38 PM
Find Lord Lucan  8)

WWYD if you woke up with the ability to move objects with the power of your mind (telekenesis)?

Win a million dollars with that paranormal challenge thing... and scare the beheebers out of people >:D

WWYD if you woke up the opposite gender?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on April 01, 2012, 11:41:12 AM
I'd have to send Mr. Sirius to the store for clothes for me, because he and I are built way differently. 

WWYD if you found yourself lost in a forest?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on April 01, 2012, 12:39:05 PM
I think I would just keep walking, continuously in one direction, until I got out.  I'd also be scared!  :-[

WWYD in a casino?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on April 01, 2012, 12:44:55 PM
Take the free pull on a slot   (often offered to every adult passenger on a cruise ship) and head for a glass of wine at the bar.

WWYD if your knees suddenly decided to bend forwards instead of backwards?

Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on April 01, 2012, 01:41:50 PM
Make an appointment with my doctor!


WWYD if you suddenly lost your memory?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on April 01, 2012, 02:44:00 PM
Probably wander around sadly in circles.  (In other words, business as usual for JennJenn!) ;D

WWYD if you could understand and speak all human languages?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on April 01, 2012, 05:22:29 PM
Probably wander around sadly in circles.  (In other words, business as usual for JennJenn!) ;D

WWYD if you could understand and speak all human languages?

Travel as much as possible and explore the literature of other cultures. Maybe enter some sort of diplomatic/trade/service so I could put it to good use.

WWYD if all forms of mechanized transport vanished? (Safely, of course - no plane crashes or anything).
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on April 02, 2012, 09:23:06 AM
I would walk everywhere locally (which is no different than now) but I would also buy a horse and carriage for the longer hauls.

WWYD if Oprah called you for a show idea?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: ShanghaiJill on April 02, 2012, 08:02:07 PM
I would walk everywhere locally (which is no different than now) but I would also buy a horse and carriage for the longer hauls.

WWYD if Oprah called you for a show idea?

I'd name a very high price.

WWYD if everyone had to participate in Wear Roller Skates To Work Day?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on April 03, 2012, 03:33:03 AM


Put on a helmet and kneepads because I can't roller skate for quids!


WWYD if it snowed everyday all year round.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on April 03, 2012, 09:01:02 AM
Believe that I was back in North Bay.  (Oh, wait--it didn't snow that much there, it just felt like it!)  If it really happened, I'd have no choice but to jump off the nearest cliff... but gently, because I'm afraid of heights! >:D

WWYD if you had to choose between unlimited money or unlimited time?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Redsoil on April 03, 2012, 09:25:35 AM
I'd choose unlimited money because unlimited time would just mean I'd get bored (which I do way too easily).  Imagine all the good unlimited money could do!

WWYD if any book you read became your reality for a day?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on April 03, 2012, 10:37:31 AM
I definitely wouldn't read any books by Stephen King!

WWYD if you were given $100 to go out right now and purchase something completely frivolous.  What would you buy?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on April 04, 2012, 03:38:31 AM


I'd go on ebay and buy more tshirts with Jon Stewart on them. (because I don't have enough of those!)  :)

WWYD with your 15 minutes of fame?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on April 04, 2012, 05:30:44 AM
Sell it to the highest bidder--anonymously!  (Can you tell I'm almost paranoid about being unobtrusive?) ;D

WWYD if you finally found your dream job--but the salary was only half of what you are making at your current employment? 
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on April 04, 2012, 08:32:11 AM
I would recall that when I graduated, I somehow survived on less than one fifth of what I make now so I'd take the dream job and never look back.  :)

WWYD in the event of a full city evacuation?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blueyzca01 on June 25, 2012, 04:53:16 PM
Immediately hop on a plane and go back to New Orleans!  Im having serious oyster and poboy withdrawals.

WWYD if you woke up and your city was completely empty? (no evacuation occurred, everyone was just gone.)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on June 25, 2012, 07:48:33 PM
'Twould all depend upon whether the electricity was still running.  I'm an urban girl, and I don't have the smarts to get things running again.  I'd like to think that I'd react kind of like the main character in "The Quiet Earth" and do all sorts of crazy and fun things when nobody could possibly be watching!

WWYD if you checked your bank balance and discovered that it was suddenly seven figures?  (Before the decimal point, naturally! ;D)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on June 25, 2012, 10:16:14 PM
I'm immensely practical about bank balances suddenly ballooning - I'd call the bank and ask them to double check.  Now, if it turned out that it was really mine....

Buy the house of my and Mr. Sirius' dreams.  If it wasn't already built, I'd build it.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on June 26, 2012, 12:57:07 AM
Someone forgot the WWYD part... I'm looking at you Sirius ;)!

WWYD if you could wear all the other clothes you want but can only pick ONE of these two for the rest of your life: wearing underwear or wearing a bra?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on June 26, 2012, 04:46:05 AM


I'd wear underwear. Going commando is not for me!


WWYD if you could watch one tv show only. What would it be?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: missanpan on June 26, 2012, 02:36:44 PM

Hm . . . kind of hard . . . I would pick Dr. Who.

WWYD - if you can choose to have one superhero power?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Kaypeep on June 26, 2012, 02:47:56 PM
I'd want to be able to fly.  I hate being stuck in traffic and paying high gas prices!

WWYD if you won the house of your dreams and a million dollars, but the house is located thousands of miles away from where you live now with your friends, family and job.  Would you take the house and money, or stay where you are? 


(Inspired by the HGTV house contest, which always has a gorgeous house no where near where I actually live!)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on June 27, 2012, 02:33:34 AM
Someone forgot the WWYD part... I'm looking at you Sirius ;)!

WWYD if you could wear all the other clothes you want but can only pick ONE of these two for the rest of your life: wearing underwear or wearing a bra?

I did type a WWYD part, but it's floating out in the stratosphere somewhere. :-[
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on June 27, 2012, 09:48:49 AM
Someone forgot the WWYD part... I'm looking at you Sirius ;)!

WWYD if you could wear all the other clothes you want but can only pick ONE of these two for the rest of your life: wearing underwear or wearing a bra?

I did type a WWYD part, but it's floating out in the stratosphere somewhere. :-[

Ah, it must be with all the lonely socks! ;D

I'd want to be able to fly.  I hate being stuck in traffic and paying high gas prices!

WWYD if you won the house of your dreams and a million dollars, but the house is located thousands of miles away from where you live now with your friends, family and job.  Would you take the house and money, or stay where you are? 


(Inspired by the HGTV house contest, which always has a gorgeous house no where near where I actually live!)

I would decline the house for sure since I don't have a "house of my dreams" however if the place was somewhere I want to live I might go for that reason (and the million dollars!)

WWYD if you left your house, walked 1/4 of the way to your destination and realized that you were wearing two different shoes.  Would you keep going or go back to change?  (P.S. this happened to me the other day.  LOL!)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on June 28, 2012, 04:28:50 AM


I did this a while ago except it was in my dad's car and I had my slippers on!  ;D
We went back to change.


WWYD if a famous person gatecrashed your wedding?   (like Bill Clinton and The Queen)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on June 30, 2012, 03:11:16 PM


I did this a while ago except it was in my dad's car and I had my slippers on!  ;D
We went back to change.


WWYD if a famous person gatecrashed your wedding?   (like Bill Clinton and The Queen)

Since my wedding has already happened I don't worry too much about this.  However, if they had, they'd have been welcome.  There are some people I'd have told to leave, and I won't mention who because I don't want to cause a controversy.

WWYD if a meteor crashed through your ceiling and landed in your living room?  (This has actually happened.)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on June 30, 2012, 06:04:27 PM
Call a) the insurance and b) the meteor men. I'd sell them the rock but keep a piece for a souvenir.

WWYD if your country gave everyone a paid two week travel holiday?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 01, 2012, 03:11:14 PM
I would visit Greece and stay at the best hotels.  I would spend the first ten days touring and the last four days just relaxing and being a beach bum. ;D

WWYD differently if you went back to your first (or any) high school dance? (I would have worn very high heels as the boy I liked was about six feet tall. We never dated but who knows what may have happened! LOL.)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on July 02, 2012, 06:00:57 PM
I would have paid more attention to the boy who had asked me.  Actually, this was senior public school (grade eight) and I accepted a "friendly" invitation to the dance from a boy in my class... but since I was a late bloomer who hadn't clued in to the "boy/girl" thing yet (and was probably the last one to do so in my entire school--didn't start to happen until I was halfway through grade nine!) I treated him like a buddy.  Years later I've come to realize that he had a crush on me, and it would have done wonders for my maturity (not to mention my self-esteem!) if I'd picked up on this then and responded in a more appropriate way.

WWYD if you could watch any television show from your childhood again?  (Not everything is available on DVD now, after all...)  Which one would it be?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on July 03, 2012, 05:51:02 AM


I loved Growing Pains as a kid. Sometimes they still show it on tv.
So I do get to watch it sometimes.


WWYD if chocolate was outlawed in your country?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on July 03, 2012, 04:09:28 PM


I loved Growing Pains as a kid. Sometimes they still show it on tv.
So I do get to watch it sometimes.


WWYD if chocolate was outlawed in your country?

Hide out, because there would be rioting in the streets.  Then again, I might be one of those out in the street.  Don't take my chocolate.

WWYD if you found out an hour afterward that the nice guy on the plane you'd chatted with about books was actually your favorite actor?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on July 03, 2012, 05:07:31 PM
Tell everyone in my writer's group at my local library!



WWYD if you had a strange dream?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 03, 2012, 05:43:41 PM
I'd be confused.  I never remember the details of my dreams so all I would know is that it was strange and a few random scenes about it... but I'm never able to put it together.  Had one last night as a matter of fact.  My dreams never make sense. :-[

WWYD if you could only pick one thing to do at the amusement park: Rides or games?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on July 04, 2012, 05:35:26 AM


Rides. I love the Matterhorn!


WWYD if you had to listen to the same song over and over again?
What would it be?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 04, 2012, 09:32:29 AM
It's almost a toss up between "Please Come to Boston" by Dave Loggins or "When You Say Nothing at All" by Keith Whitney... but if I had to choose, I'd go with the latter.  (Just to round out my top three, a close third is "Missing You" by Mary J. Blige.)

WWYD if you burned dinner and your guests were arriving shortly.  Let's say you have all the supplies to start again.  Would you retry cooking or just order out?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on July 06, 2012, 02:28:00 AM



Order out because who wants to eat my cooking anyway?!


WWYD if you found $$$ in your washing machine and didn't know whose it was?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Nikko-chan on July 06, 2012, 02:55:47 AM



Order out because who wants to eat my cooking anyway?!


WWYD if you found $$$ in your washing machine and didn't know whose it was?

Keep it, because either myself or mom will use it, and i would be 100% positive that it was either mine or mom's money.

WWYD if the Doctor asked you to go on a trip with him (Whovian here... sorry  :-[)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on July 06, 2012, 05:40:56 PM



Order out because who wants to eat my cooking anyway?!


WWYD if you found $$$ in your washing machine and didn't know whose it was?

Keep it, because either myself or mom will use it, and i would be 100% positive that it was either mine or mom's money.

WWYD if the Doctor asked you to go on a trip with him (Whovian here... sorry  :-[)

Go.  In a heartsbeat. (hee hee hee)  Of course, I'd ask to be taken back to where I was when I left, so I wouldn't be concerned about the cats.   
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Bijou on July 07, 2012, 06:37:22 AM
WWYD if you pulled back the curtain to look outside and found yourself face to face with a scarecrow?

I would probably say, HELPPPPPPP!!!!!

I was gong to say a bear, but that was too scary.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on July 07, 2012, 09:28:32 AM
Actually, the scarecrow would be more frightening than the bear.  After all, bears can travel on their own.  Scarecrows can't do that.  Someone had to put it there or the supernatural was involved.  Either way, it would be much more creepy than a bear.

WWYD if you had the power to single-handedly ban any TV show. 
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Bijou on July 07, 2012, 10:43:00 AM
Actually, the scarecrow would be more frightening than the bear.  After all, bears can travel on their own.  Scarecrows can't do that.  Someone had to put it there or the supernatural was involved.  Either way, it would be much more creepy than a bear.

WWYD if you had the power to single-handedly ban any TV show.
I was thinking that Scarecrows don't have claws and fangs.  However, you're right.  I would opt for him getting there under his own power although imagining a scarecrow crawling, rolling and slithering across the corn field is kind of unnerving, isn't it? 


I cancel TV shows all the time.  I just take them off of my record list, change the channel or turn off the TV.  That way no one gets mad at me.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Bijou on July 07, 2012, 10:46:31 AM
What would you do if you were required to build a float for the Rose Parade and had never done any kind of float before?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on July 07, 2012, 11:22:45 AM
What would you do if you were required to build a float for the Rose Parade and had never done any kind of float before?

1) Google Fu!!!!!
2) Advertise for experienced volunteers.
3) Have fun.

WWYD if you were stuck inside for the entire weekend having to do homework, with a major deadline looming? The weather is great and the rest of your family is outside having a blast? (Not that I'm speaking from experience here...)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 07, 2012, 11:29:22 AM
What would you do if you were required to build a float for the Rose Parade and had never done any kind of float before?

I would probably win the prize for most wackiest float ever made! I would use my inexperience as a way to showcase all my wacky thoughts. It would probably have large cardboard cutouts of teen idols from the 90s and it would play old corny music and everyone on the float would dance like Carlton Banks.

WWYD if you were absolutely sure a friend lied to you about a minor thing but they don't own up to it when challenged about it?  Would you let it go or would it color your opinion of them?

ETA: How on earth did someone else post while I was typing and why does this always happen to me even on the lesser used threads!  I guess there's two WWYDs for the next poster to address.  LOL ;D
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on July 14, 2012, 10:44:28 AM
Okay... it's been a week, and nobody has risen to the challenge, so I'll do it 'cause there's two of them and I hate watching threads pine away and die...

WWYD if you were stuck inside for the entire weekend having to do homework, with a major deadline looming? The weather is great and the rest of your family is outside having a blast? (Not that I'm speaking from experience here...)

Um... probably ignore the deadline, go outside, and then end up frantically pulling an all-nighter to try and make up for it, and then turn in work that I'm sure that I could have done better.  Yes, speaking from experience here.  (Still remembering a major essay that I wrote in one fell swoop contrasting Faure's Requiem with Durufle's Requiem, with both works in question on a continuous loop on my CD player.  I got through it in six hours just in time to watch the sun come up, and then had to drive to class to hand it in.  I love both of these works but I couldn't listen to them for at least a year afterward!)

WWYD if you were absolutely sure a friend lied to you about a minor thing but they don't own up to it when challenged about it?  Would you let it go or would it color your opinion of them?

It would definitely colour my opinion of the individual in question.  I don't treat deception lightly and I have an absolutely pathological horror of lies.  I would let the matter go on the face of it but I would never trust that person again.

WWYD if you developed the ability to see the future for other people (but not yourself)?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on July 14, 2012, 12:40:41 PM
Hmm. That's a tough one.
Spider Robinson did a short story about that, only this precog only saw injuries and tragedies.  :-\

It would really depend on what I saw. I'd probably try really hard to keep my mouth shut and not meddle. But I don't think I'd like it very much.

WWYD if you woke up and all the animals you saw were strange colours (emerald green, shades of purple etc)?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on July 14, 2012, 04:34:37 PM
I'd suspect that I'd been "smoking them funny cigarettes", as my father is wont to say... and I'd start taking pictures to see if I am, in fact, going bonkers.  I already know, however, that I mislaid my sanity years ago!  I wonder what colour my kitties would be? ;D

(I know that short story by Spider Robinson--"Fivesight", and weirdly enough, I just finished re-reading it last night.  It was kind of the inspiration to my question.  Now, that's either spookily coincidental... or one of us is going psychic!)

WWYD if somebody ran into you with a supermarket cart while you were shopping... and then spoke snippily at you for being "in the way"?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on July 15, 2012, 12:31:33 AM


This has happened to me before, but I'll be a lot politer now than I was back then!


WWYD if you could be a cartoon character for a day? Who would you be?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 15, 2012, 09:30:14 AM
I would be Wilma Flintstone. I think it would be neat to live like that for a day. 

WWYD if a jungle cat were chasing you and you had only two options:
1) keep running in the hopes it will give up chasing you OR
2) climb a tree in the hopes that it won't climb the tree after you.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on July 15, 2012, 06:51:49 PM
Totally climb the tree. I'm a really slow runner and my nickname should be "cat food".
At least in a tree I can kick at the cat or break off point branches for weapons!

WWYD if you gradually became aquatic? (I chose gradually because having it come on suddenly would kinda bite, especially if you woke up in bed one morning flopping around like a hooked trout.)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on July 16, 2012, 02:11:43 PM
What would you do if you were required to build a float for the Rose Parade and had never done any kind of float before?

Because the Rose Bowl parade mandates that all decoration used on the float must be vegetable matter, I would make the world's largest salad bowl.

Think of it. 

The bowl could be made of twigs and bark.  It would contain gigantic, rotating sprays of celery stalks, fountains of lettuce with fans to make the greenery flutter in the wind.  A baseball pitching machine would send sprays of red beets and blue Andean potatoes into the air.  The float would look much like a vegetal fireworks display. 

The edges of the bowl would be decorated with festoons of vine tomatoes, grapes and ivy.

Wouldn't it be a lovely sight? 

WWYD if you only had a 50 dollar bill and only needed to buy a garlic clove?

Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: missanpan on July 17, 2012, 01:21:00 PM
I would go ahead and buy the garlic clove. Luckily, I live near a large supermarket where such things would not have such a huge affect.

WWYD if you could change just one thing from your past?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 17, 2012, 06:45:44 PM
I would not have stopped for that sandwich before setting out on a 4-hour drive to see my grandmother in the hospital.  She was on her deathbed.  I missed saying goodbye to her by 15 minutes.  Exactly the time it took to get that sandwich. :'(

WWYD if your A/C conked out, right now?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Amava on July 17, 2012, 06:50:37 PM
I would be very surprised indeed, and wonder when and how that AC got installed in my home without me knowing anything about it!  :o

WWYD if you heard a car accident happening on your street in the middle of the night?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on July 18, 2012, 06:53:27 PM
Run out and assist the victims. (BTDT)

WWYD if you woke up and your driveway was missing. Just...gone.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on July 19, 2012, 09:38:40 AM
Shake my fist and mumble, 'Them ding dangety kids are at it again!'

WWYD if you suddenly found yourself 20 years younger?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Redneck Gravy on July 19, 2012, 09:44:29 AM
I would hustle myself back to college and finish my degree while I am still young enough to get it done quickly. 

WWYD if sugar was pulled off the market?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on July 19, 2012, 10:00:41 AM
Laugh my rear off at the panic and hysteria of the sugar addicts.

WWYD if all your music (CD's, iPod, etc) suddenly sounded out of tune?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on July 19, 2012, 03:16:35 PM
Assume the problem is me and make an appointment to have my hearing checked.


WWYD if you had a strange craving?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 20, 2012, 11:55:22 AM
When that happens I usually just eat a bunch of things to try and figure out what it is.  Er... unless you didn't mean strange as in "unknown"... if you mean strange as in "weird", I would probably just go for it! (And maybe stop at the store for a pregnancy test ;).)

WWYD if you found Spiderman climbing the side of your neighbor's house/building?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on July 20, 2012, 05:24:13 PM
I'd call the cops and tell them the neighbour is selling drugs again and someone in a Spiderman costume is high as a kite (I don't actually know if they do/did, but they used to have a LOT of strange cars come by late at night and stop in the driveway to 'chat' with them for a few minutes. This has now stopped).

WWYD if there was half a cockroach in your fast food burger?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Acadianna on July 20, 2012, 07:17:12 PM
First, I'd check any food in my mouth for the other half.

If there were no other half, then second, I'd remind myself that insects are a good protein source and many people around the world eat them.

Third, I'd hightail it back to the fast food restaurant with that burger and demand a refund.

WWYD if your favorite celebrity knocked on your door with a flat tire and no phone, and asked for your help?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: purplemuse on July 20, 2012, 09:31:58 PM
Grab the quarterstaff and beat zombie-Tolkien back to the road. Unless you meant living celebrity, in which case, I'd definitely invite him in to use my phone, offer him a drink, and try not to say anything stupid, as I'm sure embarrassing moments would feel doubly so in the presence of Jamie Hyneman's stoic intelligence.

What would you do if a friend used the last of your (shared) three wishes on something stupid?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 23, 2012, 08:12:07 AM
I suppose I'd forgive her because it's likely that even if it was stupid, it was at least something fun.

WWYD if you woke up to discover that ALL you hair had turned gray overnight?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: PurpleFrog on July 23, 2012, 08:54:21 AM
I suppose I'd forgive her because it's likely that even if it was stupid, it was at least something fun.

WWYD if you woke up to discover that ALL you hair had turned gray overnight?

Dye it bubble gum pink without having to worry about bleaching it first. Good times.

WWYD if a Tiger came to tea and ate all your food, and drank all your drinks?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on July 24, 2012, 07:39:58 AM
It happens to me frequently--oh, wait, it's my teenage son!  (I swear, the fridge empties every time he walks by.)  I would repeat, again, "Please TELL me when you've finished something in the fridge!  And don't put the milk container back with 0.01 mL left in it so I don't know that I need to buy milk!"  I think that comes close enough...

WWYD if you believed that you were being followed by a stranger on your way home?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 24, 2012, 09:41:55 AM
One or a combination of the following: Slow down so they pass me.  Duck into a store.  Hop into a cab.  I definitely wouldn't head home, that's for sure.

WWYD, if besides your purse, you could grab one thing and one thing only from your house before fleeing from a fire.  What would that one thing be?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on July 24, 2012, 11:19:59 AM
Assuming I can only hold one thing in each hand, and one hand has the purse - I'd toss the purse and grab a cat in each hand. ID can be replaced. Loved ones cannot.

WWYD if you could save the world BUT everyone would think you were the one that tried to blow it up?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on July 24, 2012, 09:57:22 PM
Assuming I can only hold one thing in each hand, and one hand has the purse - I'd toss the purse and grab a cat in each hand. ID can be replaced. Loved ones cannot.

WWYD if you could save the world BUT everyone would think you were the one that tried to blow it up?

I'd do it anyway.  At least I knew the truth.

WWYD if you couldn't think of a clever WWYD scenario (like I can't)?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on July 24, 2012, 10:10:13 PM
Assuming I can only hold one thing in each hand, and one hand has the purse - I'd toss the purse and grab a cat in each hand. ID can be replaced. Loved ones cannot.

WWYD if you could save the world BUT everyone would think you were the one that tried to blow it up?

I'd do it anyway.  At least I knew the truth.

WWYD if you couldn't think of a clever WWYD scenario (like I can't)?

Think of a really silly one.

Like... WWYD if you were visiting someone and nodded off on the couch and when you woke up you discovered their 3 yr old had drawn all over you in purple and green permanent marker?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on July 25, 2012, 05:21:59 AM



Have a laugh, take a photo and put it on the WWW.  ;D


WWYD if you had to sing for the President? What would you sing?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on July 25, 2012, 01:52:09 PM
The shortest song I possibly could. I'm a dreadful singer!

WWYD if you had a 'healing touch' for anything mechanical and could fix it simply by touching it?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on July 27, 2012, 01:01:01 PM
I'd make millions off a repair business! ;D

WWYD if you could break anything just by touching it?

(I chatted with someone who claimed she could kill a car just by touching it. It would never work again. She used to amuse herself by killing her Ex's cars. If that was true, I kind of feel sorry for the Ex.)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 28, 2012, 10:11:17 AM
I would travel around the world running a demolition business and make millions!  I would also be very popular with people who want to open coconuts, I think.  Opening coconuts would be my side business. ;D

WWYD if you were no longer allowed to drink wine?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Amava on July 28, 2012, 12:48:54 PM
I haven't been allowed to drink wine for about 14 years now... what I did, was drink coca cola instead.  :D

WWYD if you could choose between a very small house with a big garden, or a big house with a very small garden?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: White Dragon on July 28, 2012, 01:28:54 PM
I'd probably wind up like the proverbial donkey, caught between water and a pile of hay and unable to decide!
I'd want both the house and the garden so badly that I wouldn't be able to decide.

WWYD if you were one of only a handful of people on the planet who were still able to read or learn to read?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JennJenn68 on July 29, 2012, 09:16:18 PM
Probably commit suicide... because I'm starting to think that such is indeed the case!  (Oh, I am so tired of what seems to me almost deliberate illiteracy!  What did the English language do to everyone to inspire such hatred and such idiotic short forms as "LOL!"--all I can picture is a cackling moron whenever I see that particular expression!)

TPBM is trying to figure out how to budget all of the essentials for next month--and starting to think that he/she requires a fairy godmother!
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on July 29, 2012, 10:08:26 PM
Well, JennJenn, you posted a TPBM in the WWYD thread!  LOL! ;D ;)  I think I will forgive you though.  I will forgive you also for not liking LOL!

So to answer your post:

If I had a fairy godmother, I would have her do all my laundry tomorrow.

WWYD if you caught your friend cheating at a game of Monopoly?  Let's say, she sneakily took a hotel from the banker and put it on her property without paying for it.
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MizB on July 30, 2012, 01:47:36 AM
My friends and family openly cheat at Monopoly (I have, since I was a child, given other players money when I have it) anyway, so it wouldn't be a big deal.

WWYD if you woke up one morning with duck feet?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: blue2000 on July 30, 2012, 10:43:32 AM
Since I already refer to my feet as "duck feet" (they are much wider at the toes than the heel) I'm not sure I'd notice right away! I might be better at swimming, though. :)

WWYD if you found out Superman was real and living somewhere in your neighborhood?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on July 31, 2012, 02:17:08 PM
Since I already refer to my feet as "duck feet" (they are much wider at the toes than the heel) I'm not sure I'd notice right away! I might be better at swimming, though. :)

WWYD if you found out Superman was real and living somewhere in your neighborhood?

Ask him to run to the store for me.

WWYD if you found out that next door was a very famous person's hideaway?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MizB on August 07, 2012, 11:50:26 PM
Probably move because of all the paparazzi.

WWYD if you were granted three wishes?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on August 08, 2012, 11:41:30 AM
Probably move because of all the paparazzi.

WWYD if you were granted three wishes?

World peace, everyone on Earth to have at least a minimum standard of living, and a new house for myself.

WWYD if you suddenly realized in the middle of the night that there was something you needed to do the next day, but there was no time for it?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on August 09, 2012, 05:10:35 AM


That happens more times than I'd like and I usually panic for a while before I figure out when it can be done.


WWYD if you were chosen to write a song for Bob Dylan?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on August 12, 2012, 12:22:13 PM
I'd panic!  I'm a terrible creative writer.

WWYD with a huge jar of peanut butter that was going to expire soon?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on August 12, 2012, 02:04:29 PM
Probably make several batches of no-bake cookies and my great-grandmother's peanut butter fudge.


WWYD if you had a huge stash of yarn and no idea what to knit?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on August 12, 2012, 04:16:00 PM
Probably what I'm doing with a huge stash of quilting fabric I inherited from my aunt:  Make tote bags with it. 

WWYD if you opened the front door and there was a crayfish-looking thing on your front step? 

(This actually happened, by the way.  We lived close to a ditch, and apparently one of the local fauna decided to take a walking tour.  It disappeared while I was telling my older sister about it, but my younger sister and brother had seen it.  Don't know where it went.)
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: JonGirl on August 14, 2012, 05:00:32 AM



Put it in a fish tank then ask my FIL what to do since he was a professional fisherman.

WWYD if everything tasted the same?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on August 14, 2012, 08:32:02 AM
Pray that the taste was chocolate instead of tofu.

WWYD if day and night were suddenly reversed?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on August 14, 2012, 11:21:43 AM
Wonder whether I had overdone it with wine...

WWYD if suddenly it started raining literally catsand dogs?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: missanpan on August 14, 2012, 12:04:59 PM
pray that they all land safely and all get along.

WWYD if you could choose to have an unlimited supply of something?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Hollanda on August 14, 2012, 02:07:42 PM
Choose clothes for me, DF and DS!

WWYD if you grew eyes.in the back of your head?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: MacadamiaNut on August 14, 2012, 04:05:33 PM
I'd have to wear pirate patches on one set of eyes at all times because that would drive me nuts!  I'm confused enough seeing things with two eyes.  Never mind four.  LOL.

WWYD if you could drink water plus ONLY ONE other beverage for the rest of your life.  Which beverage would you pick?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on August 14, 2012, 11:50:03 PM
Coffee.  I've done that when I've been broke.

WWYD if you went out to the parking lot right now, and your car wasn't there?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: readingchick on August 15, 2012, 05:59:42 PM
Probably retrace my steps until I found where I parked it.


WWYD if you were doing genealogy for a laugh and discovered something odd in your family tree?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Thipu1 on August 15, 2012, 06:56:14 PM
What family worthy of the name doesn't have something odd in the past?  It wouldn't surprise me in the least to learn that Great Grand Aunt Betty was the Mistress of King Zog. 

WWYD if you could choose one point in your life and change everything that happened after that? 

Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: ladyknight1 on August 16, 2012, 04:33:44 PM
There really isn't one. If I hadn't made the bad (at the time) choices I have made in life, I never would have met DH and DS would not be here. I wouldn't be in the job I am in, pursuing my dream career.

WWYD if you woke up and found yourself outside your house?
Title: Re: WWYD?
Post by: Sirius on August 17, 2012, 11:55:26 PM
There really isn't one. If I hadn't made the bad (at the time) choices I have made in life, I never would have met DH and DS would not be here. I wouldn't be in the job I am in, pursuing my dream career.

WWYD if you woke up and found yourself outside your house?

I'd be (a) wondering how I got out there, and (b) hoping that I was wearing something!  I dress for comfort rather than style, so I usually wear either a calf-length T-shirt or a cotton muumuu to bed. 

WWYD if you tried to call your best friend, but you dialed the wrong number and ended up talking to your favorite actor/singer?  And afterward you couldn't remember what number you'd actually dialed.