I was bullshitting with some colleagues years ago and the conversation strayed to ridiculous hypotheticals. The following scenario came up:
You're a spy in a foreign country and must pass for a local. You look the part, but you don't understand or speak the language. Not at all; in fact, you can only say one phrase in the country's native tongue (albeit with a perfect local accent). The question: What is the one phrase you would choose, knowing it is the only thing you could utter in any given situation.
My answer: "Don't fuck it up."
I'll start this one with a premise that I'll defend: treating social and societal conditions like a disease is a slippery slope and, more often than not, it should be avoided. This, and not social/political belief is the main reason I am not so fond of the idea of the CDC doing research on things like gun violence.
Noah's Inner Monologue
Scribblings of a man who can barely operate an idiotproof website.