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Hypothetical: wino or your dog?  
User currently offlineSleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2049 posts, RR: 22
Posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1263 times:

Heard an interesting hypothetical recently. You're driving along at a nice rate of speed when suddenly appearing in the roadway are: (1) a homeless wino, and (2) your all-time favorite, loyal companion - your dog. You have a split-second to react, but you are going to hit one or the other.

Would you value the dregs of humanity over the greatest pet of all time simply because it is humanity?

Or would you stay as loyal to your dog as he/she has been to you and blast the wino into eternity?


II Cor. 4:17-18
35 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineKYIPpilot From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1383 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1249 times:

Wow, thats tough. One part of me wants to save the dog, because you love it, and hit the wino to put him out of his misery, and the other would hit the dog, because human life is more important.

I would have to go with hitting the dog, as it can be replaced physically fairly easily, although the emotional part would take a while. Human life is more valuable to me.



"It starts when you're always afraid; You step out of line, the man come and take you away" -Buffalo Springfield
User currently offlineGoboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2727 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

I'd hit the homeless guy. Naturally, people should want to do what benefits themselves the most. In this case, it's your own pet. And maybe they're both the same age in dog years. I value the pet's life just as much as the human's life.

Nick


User currently offlineVafi88 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3116 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1245 times:

I'd run over the homeless man.

We don't want animal cruelty do we? Plus, a dog doesn't know better, the guy does.



I'd like to elect a president that has a Higher IQ than a retarted ant.
User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

I'd go for the wino, I love my dog and dawgs  Big grin


Go big or go home
User currently offlineCovert From Ghana, joined Oct 2001, 1457 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1226 times:

Yeah, but the hobo will get you vehicular manslaughter. I need my licence.


thank goodness for TCAS !
User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1223 times:

Human beings before animals, every time.

Take that, PETA.  Smile


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6346 posts, RR: 33
Reply 7, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

Goodbye wino. I'd do everything I could to avoid both but if it were my dog, no adult human would override her. None. Though if it were a child crossing the road escorted by the Rottweiller it would be a moot point. I'd do everthing in my power to roll the truck and cause my own death. If either died, I'd be close behind.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1211 times:

Take it up a notch...

What if it was: Wife/Husband on one side, Father/Mother on the other....

Now who would you hit?


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6346 posts, RR: 33
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1209 times:

That's easier. The parent.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineAmmunition From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 1065 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1202 times:

i wud run over the homeless guy... unless he was gonna fetch the ball everytime i threw it for the rest of his life!... not sure about licking my face when i get back from work tho.





Saint Augustine- 'The world is a book and those who do not travel, read only 1 page'
User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1194 times:

If you could hit one or the other, then obviously you could hit both. Why isn't that one of the options?

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29840 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1191 times:

The dog and it' family isn't going to sue.


OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1181 times:

If you've ever seen a dead dog...then seen a dead human...I'd pick the dog.

-174thfwff


User currently offlineSaintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1173 times:

The answer to the question is the one that will do the least damage to your car  Big grin

User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 15, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1168 times:

I'd jump out of the car and not have it on my conscience, I figure momentum killed one of them and I was not in control of the vehicle after I bailed. Chances are if I were going that fast, it's not in my car.  Big thumbs up

Seriously though, I hate dogs but I wouldn't swerve into it. I'd report it, kick most of it off the road so others don't make a mess, wait for the road kill cleanup crew holding my nose and be on my way. I've been through this before but it was a cat and a city bus, I was walking on the side.



The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

hit the dog, less damage to car. no possible jail time.


"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1161 times:

Hell with it.. Try to hit both  Big thumbs up That way you don't have to choose one or the other..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

lol, das funny dawg! Which do you think'll bounce farther?


The meaning of life is curiosity; we were put on this planet to explore opportunities.
User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4491 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 1147 times:

What if it was: Wife/Husband on one side, Father/Mother on the other....

Are we counting in-laws?



I got my head checked--by a jumbo jet
User currently offlineAirplay From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1140 times:

Seriously though, I hate dogs

This statement tells more about you than all the rest of your posts....


User currently offlineRyanb741 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 3221 posts, RR: 15
Reply 21, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

I'd hit them both. No witnesses.....


I used to think the brain is the most fascinating part of my body. But, hey, who is telling me that?
User currently offlineStartvalve From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1133 times:

no question I would hit the wino. He is the one standing in the road so being sued is not really a factor since its without a doubt he is being stupid, his family could sue but I doubt they would win. Maybe if hes still alive after the running over I would tell him where he could go get a job and cease being a leech on the butt of society. The dog does not know any better than to stand in traffic and besides, I like dogs more than people anyway.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6346 posts, RR: 33
Reply 23, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1110 times:

Yeah, someone that hates dogs, or cats, or rattlesnakes, or gophers, etc. says a bit about themselves.

I have enough driving skill to avoid all, though I would hit the bum if I had no choice.



Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineRedngold From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6907 posts, RR: 44
Reply 24, posted (11 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1107 times:

I'd probably end up killing myself trying to stop and swerve, but I'd swerve towards the dog. Sorry buddy, you're not human.


Up, up and away!
25 Post contains images Jcs17 : Three words: Hit the hobo!
26 Deltajax : the hobo dies (filler)
27 AA61hvy : RedNGold- I'm guessing you don't have a dog?
28 KROC : The hobo gets mowed down. It's allot easier for a human to know that he should keep his ass out of the road, than a dog. Although, if the hobo got stu
29 AA61hvy : Sick Texans (Didn't it happen in Texas?)
30 Post contains images KROC : Roger that AA61hvy. Well done Texicans.
31 CanyonBlue : The Hobo gets it. I love my dog too much and more than most people (It's OK to love your dog, not LOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVVEEEEEE your dog.)
32 AA61hvy : 5 bucks says Canyon Blue is now passed out...
33 Post contains images CanyonBlue : Huh? What? Oh wait sorry, I was to busy trying to understand AA61hvy's sense of humor. After 3 minutes of sheer agony, I did pass out. So AA61hvy DID
34 AA61hvy : I'll admit I got a weird sense of humor, some people don't get it some people do.
35 Flyingbronco05 : and a wimo is................? fb05
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