Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Which one of these things doesn't belong here?

Having been out of my house for four days and preparing to be gone for five more, the fridge and cupboards are pretty unappealing. When my sister came by around dinner time last night, though I'd warned her I had nothing resembling a meal, she was shocked. I had a hard time convincing her we could create any sort of dinner from eggs, canned soup and rum.

If there was nothing left last night there was really going to be nothing today. I decided to stop by Starbucks, breakfast place of champions. While I waited for my order at 5:30 a.m., I started thinking about everything I'd need to catch up on today in order to leave tonight.

As is true with most of us hyperactive types, I started making a list. Part of this list was people I needed to catch up with. I know the thought of scheduling catch up phone calls or conversations with friends seems silly, but sometimes if I miss one call, it leads to weeks or even months of having no idea of a) where the time went and b) what they've been doing all that time.

Sadly, my efforts were really ineffective today. I am 0 for 3 on finding my friends. This is a little bit of a mystery to me, but I believe I am at least intuitive enough to guess where they might be.

Of the following four statements, three are actually very likely to be true. Which do you think is too impossible?

A) One friend has quit her job, filed for divorce and is now playing thirty-seven-year-old groupie and hanging with a very large concert tour because she and the main man have finally realized their true love for one another.

B) One friend has started yet a THIRD master's program in which he has decided last-minute to travel abroad and has absent-mindedly forgotten to tell about thirty of his closest friends, just like last time.

C) One friend has grown tired of any sort of hot weather and has decided to build a home near the Arctic. They are meeting with the builder this week and, therefore, are out of cell phone range.

D) One friend is holed-up in bed with a leg in a cast and since she is normally such a spaz she is very frustrated and angry about the whole mess and can't bring herself to answer the phone.

Come on, give it a go. I'll reveal the untrue statement when I get back.

23 comments:

Runner Girl FL said...

I find it a hard choice between 1 and 4 because I know the same types as 2 and 3. In fact they could be the same people for all I know. :)

I guess 4 because 1 is the most outrageous it is likely true. And personally being a bit of a spaz myself I know that if I was home in bed with a broken leg everyone would be not answering their phones as I had already called them each 100 times!!

Sizzle said...

But I want them all to be true!

Airam said...

I'm gonna go with A.

Backofpack said...

I'm going with D - but I think she would answer the phone, but forgot to bring it to bed with her and finds it too hard to get up and get it.

Nicole said...

I'm going with the friend in the arctic because if that is true he'll be checked into the insane asylum because no one can live where its that cold and be normal.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I'm going with D, because if it were me, that's probably the only time I WOULD be answering the phone. Therefore I am suspicious.

Bre said...

I would say D because it seems so probable!

Jen said...

I'm debating between A and C... I hope A is true, if she found her true love and decided to be happy, good for her! So I'll go with C, who wants to live in the Arctic anyway?

GirlGoyle said...

I vote for the arctic cuz for as much as you may not like the heat...I can't imagine wanting to be THAT cold and jonesing to have penguins as neighbors. What did I win? Hopefully nothing that contains rum, eggs and soup...

AaroN said...

You only have three friends and we get four selections?

I'm going with the underdog, B.

e.b. said...

artic - even that seems too extreme.

have a great trip!

sue said...

I would say D, since that seems the most "normal"...? You do have interesting friends, don't you?

justacoolcat said...

C is untrue.

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Diesel said...

How close to the Arctic? If it's closer than 300 miles to the North Pole, I'm going to go with that one. Otherwise, I go with the groupie one.

OC said...

I'm gonna guess D is the untrue one. But if any of those are actually you, you've got some good stories to tell us!

appletini said...

I say.... D :)

Josh said...

They are all so juicy!

I am gonna guess that C is too impossible to be true.

brookem said...

hmmm... i pick C. have a good getaway!

runliarun said...

All of them are actually possible. Life always dishes up something you do not expect. A is improbable - by sheer force of statistics main men do not fall for 37-year olds, not that it would not be worth it. What makes me most uneasy though is B - something between engaging in a master degree and last minute arrangements to go abroad just does not fit.

Maggie said...

I'd say it's the arctic one. Although, I completely understand the thought.

Danielle said...

They are all funny, my guess is the artic one cause it almost seems plausible, but 1, being the most unplausible has to be real. And I agree with backofthepack, I think she forgot to bring the phone with her and no one has stopped by to bring it to her!

the_ubster said...

My guess is A

egan said...

B is totally false. Nobody in their right mind goes to school that long by choice. I have to be right. The polar house seems to bizarre to be fake.