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This week’s dilemma is as follows:

You and your best friend, Mia, have been friends since you were little girls. You’re unfailingly loyal to her, and cherish her friendship more than anything, and vice versa.

When you are both twenty years old, Mia meets this terrific guy (let’s call him Christian), who you are wildly attracted to. You of course do your best to hide how you feel about him, but it’s hard.

Mia and Christian are very happy, but every now and then, you feel a certain chemistry between the two of you, whenever you’re alone with him. You can’t tell if you’re just imagining the mutual attraction, so you try to avoid being alone with him as much as possible.

A couple of years later, Mia and Christian announce their engagement, and you are utterly devastated. You feel incredibly guilty about the way you feel about him, and being around both of them becomes increasingly painful, so you start staying away from both of them.

You can hear the pain in Mia’s voice whenever you make excuses to not hang with her, but you just can’t help it, their happiness is killing you, and you can’t bear the way you feel.

A year later, Mia and Christian break up, and the wedding is cancelled.

Mia is devastated. Apparently he told her that he couldn’t marry her because he was in love with somebody else.

You give her all the love and support that she needs, whilst dealing with your own secret sorrow, and try your best to put Christian out of your mind.

Six months later, you bump into Christian whilst shopping, and he asks if you want to have a coffee with him. You assume he’s probably dating somebody else, and you refuse because being around him is as painful as ever.

Months later, you get a phone call. It’s Christian, and he wants to speak to you.

You reluctantly agree to meet with him, fearing that he wants to get back with Mia, and wants to use you as a route to her.

When the two of you meet, he tells you that he’s been in love with you for years, and wants to know if you feel the same way.

What do you do? Do you make your feelings known and agree to go out with him, knowing that Mia will probably be heartbroken, or do you refuse him, knowing that it would be the hardest thing that you’ve ever done, but Mia’s friendship is too important for you to mess up.

What do you do?

This week’s dilemma is as follows:

You and your husband waited years before your first child came along. You went through everything in order to try to conceive.

Finally, the day comes when you realise that you’re pregnant, and you end up giving birth to a healthy baby girl.

Your baby girl is the apple of your eye, and you’d do just about anything for her.

When she’s eighteen, she gets involved with a guy who is not good for her. He doesn’t beat her or anything, but he’s a bit of a bum, and he deals drugs. She moves out, and you don’t see her for a while.

One day you see on the news that her boyfriend has been found murdered, with his head decapitated. Your daughter explains to you that on the night in question, she was at home on her own watching TV and she’s afraid that the cops wont believe her, so she asks you to provide an alibi for her, if she needs it, which you readily do because you know that whatever’s happened to her boyfriend, she had nothing to do with it.

She’s taken in for questioning, and tells the cops that she was with you on the night that her boyfriend was murdered. The cops release her, and they continue with the investigation.

One day, you’re collecting washing from her room, when you find evidence that your daughter was the person who killed her boyfriend.

What do you do? Do you go the cops and tell them that your daughter is the murderer, or do you protect your daughter, because after all, her boyfriend was scum, and it was only a matter of time before somebody killed him?

What would you do?

Here’s this week’s moral dilemma:

You’re walking along minding your own business, when you spot a couple in a clinch. You don’t think too much of it, until you notice that the man looks familiar. Upon closer inspection, you realise that it’s Brad Pitt sucking face with somebody who clearly isn’t Angelina. You decide to take a photograph of the couple with your camera phone.

What do you do? Do you go to the papers with the photo as proof, knowing that they could potentially fetch you millions, even though you’ll be breaking up a family, or do you just keep the photographs to yourself and say nothing?

What would you do? *g*

Happy New Year amigos!

Ok, here’s this week’s scenario:

You and a girlfriend are walking along, and all of a sudden, you hear scuffling and you look down an alleyway, and see a young teenager being held down by a guy, who looks to be in his early twenties. The girl is in some distress, and you see that the guy has his pants down, and seems to be trying to rape her.

You reach for your cell phones to alert the authorities, only to remember that you’ve both left your phones at home, and you have no idea where the nearest payphone is. It’s pretty deserted, and there’s nobody around for you to ask for help.

What do you do? Do you risk danger to yourselves, and go and help the girl out, or do you run for help, desperately hoping to see somebody. Bearing in mind that this guy could potentially kill her before you return.

What would you do?

Moral Dilemma Friday: Do You Tell?

Friday, December 26, 2008
Posted in: Moral dilemma Friday

I trust you all had a lovely Christmas Day? Jolly good.

Now here’s the simple scenario for this week’s moral dilemma, since it’s Christmas and all:

You’re walking along one day, when you spot your best friend’s boyfriend in a clinch with a woman who isn’t your best friend. Your best friend is madly in love with this guy, and thinks that he walks on water, so much so, that it’s put a bit of a strain on your own relationship with her. You’re afraid that she may think that you’re just jealous, if you accuse him of cheating on her, because as far as she’s concerned, he’s the perfect boyfriend.

So, what do you do? Do you tell her about it or not?

Here’s the scenario:

You’re walking along and you see a figure lying on the ground, all beat up, and bleeding profusely.
You recognise the guy as a well-known paedophile. He was sent to prison for sexually molesting and raping four young children. He’s served his time, and now he’s out and trying to live a normal life in your neighbourhood.

You can see he’s in bad shape, and needs urgent medical attention.

What do you do? Do you help him, and call for assistance, or do you simply walk by, feeling justified in doing so, because he’s a damn paedo who deserves what he gets?

What would you do?

Scenario:

You’re walking along the street, and you happen to glance down and see a wallet on the pavement (sidewalk to you Americans). You open the wallet up and find $3k in cash in the wallet. You immediately look for some ID, but there isn’t one in the wallet, however there are bank cards with the owners’ name on them. You look at the money and think about the things you can pay for with it. Your mortgage hasn’t been paid for a couple of months since your husband was laid off, and you’re finding it difficult to even pay for groceries. Your eldest kid starts school soon, and he/she needs new clothes, as the ones he/she has are ill-fitting

What do you do?

Do you keep the money, and pay your bills off/buy stuff for your family, or do you go to the owner’s bank and hand the wallet in?