Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Money for Nothing


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements. 😉

What if an enemy (or at least someone who's not a friend) gave you five million dollars, no strings attached? 

13 comments:

  1. I don't believe there would be no strings attached because he enemy would always come back to me at a later date with something. I would be very, very, very hesitant to accept no matter the temptation

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    1. actually I would tell them to donate it to a charity of my choice like animal shelter

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  2. I'd take it. Five million dollars is still five million dollars.

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  3. I'd have my enemy sign a contract to ensure no strings are attached. But, I don't know if I'd want my enemy's money anyway.

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  4. I'd give it to a cause that they perhaps might not have supported. Just donate all 5 million at once and be done with it. Probably donate it in their name (out of spite).

    betty

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  5. I wouldn't take it. If I did it would set up an obligation of some kind, even if the enemy claimed no strings attached. And anyway, why would an enemy give me money anyway? For money laundering purposes? It would be so suspicious.

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    1. Ah yes, I did not specify, did I? So, I leave that to your imagination.

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  6. Still wouldn't like em but would do it from fancier digs, I guess. lol

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