March 12, 2007

Would You Rather

I’m a little disconnected today, so you’re getting a weird one.

Would you rather:

  • Have a distractingly-attractive mole on your face (which people would tend to fixate on) or
  • Be unnoticeably plain
Posted by James at March 12, 2007 11:22 AM
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Let's go with the mole. I already draw attention to myself. Why not add some distracting attraction as well.

Posted by: briwei at March 12, 2007 12:49 PM

I hate both! I'll go with the mole, though, because it's a positive and it's memorable, and I think that could be used in a positive way, as opposed to being plain.

Posted by: Maggie at March 12, 2007 1:23 PM

Nobody would see the mole on me as I am covered with freckles, so I'll take the mole.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 12, 2007 2:03 PM

I'll take being plain. I like disappearing into the background.

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at March 12, 2007 2:55 PM

I'll also take the mole, and cover it with makeup if I want to become invisible.

Posted by: Julie at March 12, 2007 3:11 PM

I already have a mole on my face... Over time I've cut it shaving numerous times, also it's seems to have gotten more pronounced (not a TON more) ...

I'd rather not have the mole :P

But it'd cost like $400 bux to have removed and it's not covered by health insurance. I'd rather spend the money on something else :P

Posted by: Jay at March 12, 2007 9:27 PM

I think I'd rather have the mole, but only if I wasn't going to cut it shaving. That's no fun.

Posted by: James at March 12, 2007 9:37 PM

I can attest to the fact that it's not fun :).

On the flip side what is "unnoticeably" plain? You are applying a subjective description to a person. I am married so my wife must've think I'm noticeable. Is this plain a physical characteristic? I believe that an unnoticeable person can become very noticeable. Grow a beard if you didn't used to have one. etc...


Posted by: Jay at March 13, 2007 11:55 AM

You're right, it's subjective. It's not only subjective, but situational. A person who isn't covered in whipped cream will stand out in a room where everyone else is covered in whipped cream, right?

I'll let everyone interpret "unnoticeably plain" however they feel makes for a more interesting question. Yeah, I know that's kind of a cop out.

Posted by: James at March 13, 2007 12:03 PM

Covered in whipped cream? Dare I ask what you've been doing in your spare time?

Posted by: Patti M. at March 13, 2007 12:39 PM

Maybe he's been listening to Herb Alpert. :-)

Posted by: Julie at March 13, 2007 1:05 PM

Ba da bing!

Posted by: Patti M. at March 13, 2007 1:08 PM

Or maybe I should say "looking at the album cover."

My father's vinyl copy of the Whipped Cream album got dropped, and the record broke. But he didn't get around to throwing the cover away until many years later. :)

Posted by: Julie at March 13, 2007 1:12 PM

It really is a piece of work.

Follow the link below for interesting tidbits like this one:

"She was actually covered with shaving cream (whipped cream kept melting under the lights)."

Posted by: Patti M. at March 13, 2007 1:14 PM

That album cover is prominently displayed in the dining area of our favorite New Bedford taqueria: No Problemo.

Posted by: James at March 13, 2007 1:55 PM

Actually, that's funny, Patti -- when I saw the cover that was my first thought, "that must have melted under the lights." Maybe I already knew it, but forgot.

Posted by: Maggie at March 13, 2007 2:13 PM

That's why they also use shaving cream for premeditated pies in the face. Not only does it stand up better under heat, it's a lot easier to wash off.

Posted by: Julie at March 13, 2007 2:17 PM

I don't know how people say I'm strange when we live in a culture that has brought the world the idea of a "pie in the face."

Posted by: James at March 13, 2007 2:21 PM

Jay, you can get the mole removed by a dermo if the dermo is willing to biopsy it as being potentially cancerous - say because it's changed somewhat in the past few years - and then insurance will cover it. Just a thought.

Posted by: mjfrombuffalo at March 14, 2007 9:46 AM

Jay, I'm pretty sure you live near me. I'd be happy to send you the number of my dermatologist, if you're interested.

Posted by: at March 14, 2007 12:25 PM

That was me, posting whilst using a computer other than my own.

Posted by: Patti M. at March 14, 2007 12:27 PM

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