Awfully Personal Question for September 4, 2004

christinaWelcome to That’s Awfully Personal, an opportunity for blog writers and readers to reveal a little more about themselves than might normally happen during the daily blogging process, and hence get to know each other a bit better. It’s a little like the late, great Friday Five, but more challenging. Each week our Awfully Personal Panel will post one or more new questions for you to answer on your blog, or in the comment space below if you don’t have a blog.

 For more on how That’s Awfully Personal works, please see the How to Play section below. Here is this week’s Awfully Personal Question:

You’ve just reached the end of a week-long business project in a country far from home and you’re rushing to catch the last Friday flight home to your Significant Other, but due to a weather delay, the flight’s cancelled. Suddenly you spot X, a very attractive person from your project team who you just met on the Monday, but who you find out was also rushing home to their SO and is in the same situation as you. You’re both re-booked on Saturday morning flights and have told your respective SOs your new arrival time. X says to you:

“You know, I’ve always wanted to find out if what they say about this city is true. You know, about the clubs that have live sex shows and the swingers’ bars and the unadvertised haunts where hash and ecstasy and viagra are right on the menu. Since we’re stuck together, and we both have SOs, what do you say we pretend to be a married tourist couple and explore the city safely together. We agree in advance: No hanky-panky, we’re ‘just looking’, and we look out for each other. I’m sure the taxi drivers would know where to take us. You game?”

Question: Are you game? And do you order any of those ‘special items’ on the menu? And what do you tell your SO when you get back?

How to Play “That’s Awfully Personal”:

  1. Subscribe to (i.e. join) this Yahoo group to get the weekly question(s) sent to you automatically by e-mail each Friday.
  2. On Saturday, or whenever you get around to it, post one of the questions and your answer to it on your weblog or web site.
  3. Then come back here (you may want to bookmark this site) and click the ‘comment’ button under the question(s) of the week. If it’s your first time, you’ll be asked to enter your e-mail and the URL of your blog or website. Then just note that your answer is up. Other readers will then be able to read it on your site by simply clicking on your name in the comments thread. You can check out other people’s answers at the same time. Or, if you don’t have a blog or website, you can post your answer right in the comment box.
  4. If you have questions or observations about “That’s Awfully Personal”, or would like to become part of our Awfully Personal Panel that selects the weekly questions, e-mail us.
  5. If you have a suggestion for Question of the Week, e-mail us and our Panel will review it and, if selected, they will acknowledge you as the author with a link to your blog. Questions should ideally be challenging, so that the answers will be revealing (when answered honestly). But this isn’t Truth or Dare — we want people to want to answer honestly and to have to think a bit before they do.
  6. “That’s Awfully Personal” was developed when The Friday Five closed down. The questions are more thought-provoking and, well, more personal than most Friday Five questions. If they’re too serious for you, here’s a group that is resurrecting The Friday Five, which you might enjoy instead.
This entry was posted in _ Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.