Would you rather…

Jun 22, 2007

You know how when you’re young and agile, you sit around with your friends discussing the latest episode of Boston Common? And then you know how you hit thirty and you sit around with your friends at your only Mom Night Out in year that you’ve had single drink and you play, “Would you rather?”  And you know how you discuss for a good hour or more the merits of carrying around a colostomy bag verses having your foot cutoff?

Because seriously? A colostomy bag? Or a missing foot?

I’d take the foot. You?

Note, it’s not required that you drink before answering this question. But if you have the opportunity, say, whilst sitting around a table with three of your friends and this topic comes up, be sure to remind your friend choosing the colostomy bag that it will STINK and they have prosthetic feet, for godsake.


  1. Wow, thats a tough one. But they really do have good flexible prosthetic feet now days ;o)

    By kelli on 2007 06 22

  2. I came within literal centimeters of a colostomy a few years back, and I’m totally with you on the foot.  As I would have been had they given me that choice at the time, but mercifully, I was anesthetized and blissfully unaware of my peril.

    By Belinda on 2007 06 22

  3. I’m with you, I’d pick the foot.  And I’ve only had one glass of wine so far….

    By Friglet on 2007 06 22

  4. OK, ok…please do not ridicule me for protecting my right to ambulate!  With a bag you can walk, you can RUN with your shit for Christ sake.  You can run and run and run and never have to stop to use the Honey Bucket.  You can skip and dance the jig all the while hiding your excretions under your skirt quite securely with a velcro waist belt.  It doesn’t seem that bad really, but yet you must post about it.  You must mock me, ever so “secretly”.  But, I am not afraid to shout it to the world…GIVE ME THE SHIT BAG!  I’ll keep my foot thank you. 

    LOL…I am still cracking up about our conversation over the dinner table about this.  HAHAHA, this is definitely a “you had to be there” moment.  Thanks for the laugh and I can handle you people ready to lop off your own limbs…bring it on!  wink

    By Michelle on 2007 06 22

  5. First off… I’ll have you know I’m up at 4:45a.m. laughing my butt off at this.  Just checked Yahoo im to see if you were up too, so I could tell you how hard I am laughing.

    Second, I’d totally take the foot! The bag is just asking for an embarassing spill. Ew.

    By Erin on 2007 06 23

  6. Id so take the foot.  No stinkin’ bag for me.

    By mommiebear2 on 2007 06 23

  7. I would definitely be baggin’ it.  My feets are fine things.

    By schmutzie on 2007 06 23

  8. But Michelle didn’t you see Paul McCartney’s ex wifey on “Dancing With the Stars” she was gettin’ down! Doing flips and stuff! ;o)

    By kelli on 2007 06 24

  9. I actually was given this exact same choice in real life.  What a coincidence.  PS.  Don’t squeeze too hard when you hug me.  Just saying.

    By Jenny on 2007 06 24

  10. Colostomy bag aside….I loved Boston Common, what a funny and smart show.

    By Sonia on 2007 06 25

  11. After my dad had to walk around with a bag of bile stapped to his ankle after they botched his gallbladder surgery for 8 weeks, I SOOOOO pick the foot.

    BTW, there is a REALLY fun game called “what the fuck!?” where they ask you those kind of questions, its a drinking game- the questions with the 3 little beer icons next to them are VERY strange- for instance- Would you barbeque and eat your own hand if it meant you wouldnt get sick for the next 20 years?- and then you pick your answer and the other people guess what your answer will be and if they get it wrong they have to drink.

    By Sara on 2007 06 25