Friday, October 22, 2010

Would you rather?

Be invisible (you can turn it on and off)


Be able to fly?

Things to consider:

Flight: It's flight. What more can be said? Well, I'll say a bit more:
  • Easier commutes.
  • Women will think you're Superman (if you're a man).
  • That cape you wear will finally make sense.
  • You can get Frisbees off the roof.
  • Point out to men when they are balding. They love being informed of this.
Invisibility: This super power strikes me as being slightly more sinister, but it could be used for good, right? Here are some ways:
  • It would be awesome to go running while being invisible. I hate being seen when I'm huffing and puffing. 
  • Invisible bike riding would be pretty good too. On more than one level.
  • There are sooo many ways you could embarrass people.
  • Spying. It seems like that's why most people want to be invisible, right?
Which do you choose, and why?


Katherine said...

Oooh...both good choices! I think I'd have to go with flying, though! I just finished reading "The Invisible Man" by H.G. Wells, and it doesn't sound as fabulous as I once thought... Although you could play some awesome pranks. Hmmm... No, I think I'd still go with flying!

Amy said...

Definitely flight. It just sounds like fun. And I'm kind of a little afraid of heights, so if I could fly it would solve my fear. Teetering on the edge of a bridge? No problem! I'll just launch myself into the air, circle around, and land myself safely back on the walkway. Accidentally slip when looking at the view of New York City from on top of the Empire State Building? That's okay! I'll just swoop down and go explore the city. Plane plummeting as we fly over the South Pacific? No sweat! I'll just find my way to the emergency exit and soar off to the nearest inhabited country where I will inform the authorities of location of the desert island where all the other passengers are waiting for rescue.

Sarah said...

Flight, altho do I need to worry about de-icing in the winters? Or, is this like an Ironman-flight kind of thing, where I have a nice suit protecting me? Am I going to have to train for endurance, or will I already have it? Nevermind, still flight...but I have a lot of questions! :)

D said...

I think flight. Invisibility would just lend itself to too many possibly embarrassing situations. Though I might change my mind when my kids are teens.

for flight to be really useful though I think I'd have to have super human strength too so that I can carry my family wherever I am going too. Or it needs to be inheritable so they can fly too. :) It would certainly be a lot cheaper than our plane flights to Michigan are gonna be in June. :)

Mark said...

Flying would be cool except for the part where I'm up in the air, really high, and I remember I don't like heights. That would be an inconvenient moment to lose concentration, and thus, the ability to fly.

So, make me invisible. That way every day could be Naked Friday, and no one at work would be offended or distracted. And the spying part would be cool. I could tell a joke and come back later to find out if people were laughing at my humor, or just at me.

But mostly because today is Friday.

Linda said...

Definitely flight, as you knew I would say. I have wanted to fly ever since I was a kid. I used to have dreams that I was sitting on the monkey bars [which apparently was my launch pad] then I would just lift up my arms and take off. The point about de-icing is a good one, but I would just avoid flying that high. And as Amy said, it would greatly alleviate my fear of falling from heights.

Heather said...

That's tough. I am going to have to go with......invisible. in affraid of heights and I would much rather know what people are saying about me when I leave a room.

Elizabeth Downie said...

I would totally choose flight. I'd really rather not know what people say about me when I leave the room. Ignorance is bliss in that regard, as far as I see it! ;)

Heather said...

100% FLY. That would be awesome. Invisibility wouldn't work for me. I am clumsy and would just knock over something alerting others to my presence.

~ Malissa ~ said...

Flight - I always dreamed of flying as a kid. Plus, no sweating those limited frequent flier miles! SCORE!

Sara said...

Easy one. Flight. Agreed, ignorance is bliss.

Liz said...

I'm pretty much already invisible. So I'd go with flight.