Saturday, October 28, 2017

THE ETHICIST at the Rink

1. You arrive at the rink ready to buy a burger at the snack bar. They're  tasty and healthy. However, the snack bar is mysteriously closed. The chairs are even up on the tables. You go to the Tropical Smoothie next door and get a chicken pesto sandwich.

However, when you get to the rink you notice the sign reading "No outside food allowed." Do you:

a. Ignore the sign and go in anyway with your sandwich.

b.  Go and eat in your car.


2. You are a public skater find some interesting  stuff lying around. Soakers, gloves, guards. You are over 8. YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE ANY USE FOR IT. Do you take it just because it's lying around?
a. yes b. no

What ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THAT!!!


2 a. If it has someone's name on it? JUST BECAUSE NO ONE SAID YOU COULDN'T TAKE IT? OR YOU THOUGHT IT WAS FREE?
a. yes b. no

2 b You have to open someone's bag and give it a good inspection to see what's in there, so you can say you just found it lying around?
a. yes b no

3. You see a candy wrapper lying on the ice. Do you pick it up and put it in the trash?
a. yes b. no




I am on day 5 of a class in Federal contracting law. If I have to suffer multiple choice tests, you have to suffer.
 

5 comments:

  1. I'm no stranger to the multiple choice tests that involve ludicrously contrived legal scenarios - the more insane the scenario the better!

    When I did my law degree, some of the module conveners at least had a sense of humour when it came to the exam questions. My property law paper had a question about Beowulf attempting to get a driveway put in for his new 4x4, and my criminal law paper had a question about Harry Potter's culpability in an altercation with Voldemort. I. kid. you. not.

    On topic: I answered B for all your questions, even the sweet wrapper one, which I should probably be ashamed to admit to, but honestly I've never seen a sweet wrapper on my rink so my guilt is somewhat assuaged. I can confirm I have found a dead crane fly on the ice once, that was bizarre...

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    1. I said, touch my gear and I will murder the soul straight out of your body.

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  3. Eat the sandwich in the rink; I doubt anyone would care. Don't take the stuff, don't open someone's bag. Pick up the candy wrapper before someone (you personally) trips on it.

    I had to go through a bag once because it was just lying around. I got a bunch of parents around me to witness me opening it and just looking for ID. Found the coach owner and handed it back to him.

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    1. I tried to find the owner of a purse(!) left in a hockey box. I took it to the front desk. It turned out to be a coach's and she was pissed that I did that. Apparently, I'm supposed to recognize her stuff and leave it alone. (?) This was the same coach who's shoes disappeared--and someone locked them in the skating director's office when they found them.

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