Lately, inspired by the wonderful Tara Stephens, we've been playing rounds of "Would You Rather?" with some frequency. For those who don't know, "Would You Rather" is just a typical conversational game....a car game...whatever you call it that consists of someone posing two odd choices to another to see what he/she'll say. It calls for some creativity in order to have fun.
I've been wanting to bring out some of my students' creativity lately--get their heads out of the book--and make them stretch their imaginations a bit. So we played the game in class. After they played in their groups, I had each group choose one question to ask me. Here are some results--I'll include my responses in red:
WOULD YOU RATHER:
-marry a man who is most ugly during the day and most handsome man in the world at night OR marry a man who is the most handsome man during the day and the most ugly man in the world at night?
(handsome at night...I'm a night owl anyway)
-run on campus naked during lunch hour OR kiss the world's most disgusting guy ever for 5 full minutes?
(run naked--no question.)
-have a Chinese boyfriend OR have an American boyfriend?
(no way to answer this one diplomatically in this style game...so I'm pulling a SKIP)
-be extremely beautiful in the face with the fattest body OR be very very slim with the ugliest face?
(I guess the ugly face, slim body--fewer health costs in an age of bad health insurance...)
-marry a man who is very ugly and old but very rich OR marry a young, very handsome man who will always be poor?
("it's all about the personality..." but yeah...young, handsome and poor...this girl can earn her own $$$)
-be single all your life till death OR marry a person who you don't really like?
(single till death...apparently true to life.)
-have a head that has only one side with hair OR have a head with no hair at all?
(hello Sinead O'Connor...I'm all for the baldy)
-marry a foreigner (non-American) but live in the USA OR marry an American but you must always live in a foreign country?
(this was a good one...I'm gonna say marry the American and live internationally)
-be a very fat woman with 600+ pounds OR be a skin and bones woman?
(the obsession w/weigh continues.....I chose skin and bones...)
-live with a ghost OR become a ghost?
(get ready to be haunted with really random and lame pranks--I'd be a ghost)
-marry a Chinese man OR an American man?
(you've got to be kidding me...)
-live in a place with earthquakes OR live in a place with floods?
(yikes....I guess floods...I always liked houses on stilts)
-have many boyfriends who like you but don't love you until the end of your life where you are sort of happy most of your life OR live a very boring life for most of your life but find one true great love very late at the very end of your life?
(I'll always choose non-boring over boring: bring on the boyfriends.)
-fall in love with a Chinese man OR an American man?
(oh good grief-this question is asked to me on a weekly basis with or without 'would you rather' as the pretense. And once again...since I live in China and don't want to offend anyone...I'm not going to answer.)
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