I have asked this question to countless people (mostly in hair salons) as an alternative to small talk, and it always yields interesting results.

Rules:

  • You get the money right now, right where you are. If it’s 10pm and you’re in the middle of nowhere, your money will still go poof at 11pm.
  • As a result of the above, tell us what time it is and roughly where you are (big city, desert, small town, …)
  • You must spend the money. You cannot give it to someone to hold on to it for you for a while.
  • Normal world rules apply, e.g. you cannot buy a $250k car at a dealership in 1h in cash, and you cannot buy a house in 1h either.
  • Remember that getting from where you are to the place you need to go takes time. Factor that in!

Edit: I’m glad you guys had fun with this one. Feel free to post similar hypothetical questions. I kinda like these.

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  • binwiederhier@discuss.ntfy.shOP
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    11 months ago

    This has been my go to answer if the hair stylist asked what I’d do. I’d go to different jewlery stores, because they’d still call the cops if you wanna buy stuff for a million.

    (I forgot to add the “no returning items” rule; but since you added the “selling it off” part I think it’s fine, hehe)

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      11 months ago

      they’d still call the cops if you wanna buy stuff for a million.

      On what grounds could the cops make an arrest?

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        11 months ago

        A sudden amount of undeclared income in cash would set off alarms to anyone in law enforcement. Even if it’s not a crime by itself, they’d absolutely want to know how you got it.