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FridayQ: Never

This week’s FridayQ is about things you’ve never done:

FQ1: Somewhere you’ll probably never go, but would like to.

Australia. It’s a heck of a long way from here (the other side of the world, almost) but it sounds like a really interesting place.

FQ2: Something you’ll probably never do, but would like to.

Bungee jumping. Sounds like a really cool thing but I don’t know if I’ll ever get the chance.

FQ3: Someone you’ll probably never meet, but would like to.

George W Bush. So that I could poke him. Nothing to violent, just a quick poke.

FQ REALITY CHECK: What would have to happen in order for you to actually accomplish those three things?

The first would require a lot of money, some free time and someone to travel with. The second would require less free time, less money but would require me to find somewhere where bungee jumping took place (could be combined with the first). And for the last one, I’d probably have to become some kind of government official.

This actually reminds me of a drinking game you may or may not be familiar with called “I have never”. You need to have a group of people – 4 or more is best – and then each take it turns to say something that you have never done, such as “I have never been bungee jumping”. The rules are:

  • If someone else in the group has done it, he/she must drink some of their drink.
  • If no-one else has done it, then you must drink some of your drink.
  • And if you say you have never done something but someone else in the group can prove that you have (i.e. that you were lying), then you have to finish your drink, or buy the next round if you have almost finished.

It’s best to play with people who have done lots of things as then it’s more interesting.

4 Comments

  1. I would end up dead playing that game. Alcohol poisoning for sure.

  2. FQ3: Someone you’ll probably never meet, but would like to.
    George W Bush. So that I could poke him. Nothing to violent, just a quick poke.

    Nice!

  3. I have been slaughtered playing that game. I have one friend who’s done more things than me and that it 😐
    Always get myself into some trouble too…two of the friends I play it with have both slept with the same guy (long story) but we’re not meant to mention it. Guess who brings it up every time when she’s just drunk enough….

  4. You could always bungeejump for charity,that way it wouldn’t cost you anything.