September 4, 2007

Postholiday Would You Rather?

Your friend has lost his wallet and his puppy! The wallet contained money, credit cards and ID. The puppy is a little over a year old.

Would you rather:

  • Help search for someone’s lost wallet or
  • Help search for someone’s lost puppy?

(Assuming that you are eventually the one who finds the item)

Posted by James at September 4, 2007 9:19 AM
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Posted by: David Grenier at September 4, 2007 9:36 AM

Having misplaced both my wallet and my dog at different times, I recall that I was more worried about the dog - not only because of what might happen to her, but also out of concern for what she might do if cornered by a frightening person.

You can cancel a credit card, but you can't cancel a dog's survival instinct. So I'll help look for the dog.

(Some neighborhood kids found the dog and brought her home. She was happy, unharmed, and quite pleased with herself.)

Posted by: Julie at September 4, 2007 9:44 AM

I would definitely take the dog. Can't really play with the wallet once you find it. (Although I'm not sure I'd consider a 1 year old dog a puppy)

Posted by: B.O.B. (bob) at September 4, 2007 9:50 AM

I have a long history of rescuing dogs... it's in my blood. It's probably in everybody's blood, based on responses so far. I'll help look for the dog, which is mobile. My dumb friend can try to remember where he had his wallet last.

(I think our black lab ceased to be a puppy around 8 years old. Until then she was a banana. ;-)

Posted by: Maggie at September 4, 2007 10:10 AM

This is a no-brainer: the puppy. All the stuff in the wallet can be replaced, and even identity theft from the loss of the wallet can be dealt with; a missing puppy just can't be replaced!


Posted by: mjfrombuffalo at September 4, 2007 10:33 AM

The puppy will surely have been sold into a dogfighting ring by now. I'd find and steal the wallet, buy him a new puppy with his own credit card, and take off with the rest to an undisclosed location to live out my days in comfort and ease.

Posted by: Barry Leiba at September 4, 2007 11:04 AM

Easy choice for me as well. I'll help look for the dog. People have more emotional attachment to their dog than to their wallet.

Posted by: briwei at September 4, 2007 11:36 AM

While losing a wallet is a pain in the neck, the material items are meaningless and replaceable. I would, of course, offer my energies to help find the puppy. Pets attach themselves to our hearts and become very dear, very quickly.

Posted by: Kitten Herder at September 4, 2007 2:50 PM

The puppy, and as an added bonus, when I find the puppy, it'll probably be chewing on the wallet.

Posted by: Chuck S. at September 4, 2007 5:00 PM

so... I would rather help my friend. If brian lost his dog and wallet I'd be like "brian which do you want me to look for?" if they are looking for the dog they might want someone looking for the wallet and vice versa.

Posted by: hooligan at September 5, 2007 11:49 AM

Duh. The puppy. It can't be replaced with a phonecall, unlike the credit cards.

Posted by: Patti M. at September 5, 2007 1:18 PM

My hat is off to Jay with his thoughtful answer that I didn't even consider. That's what I love about "would you rather."

Posted by: James at September 5, 2007 3:05 PM

thanks man! :)

Posted by: hooligan at September 6, 2007 11:26 AM

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