“Ok, here’s a question for you: You’re on Safari and you’ve been separated from your 4X4 and your guide. You’ve spotted a deadly animal in the corner of your eye and it really want’s to make you it’s breakfast. You’re pretty scared and you’re going to run for your life. There’s a tree 20 metres away so you’re going make a dash for that and try and climb up to safety. Here’s the tricky part…….. I’ll let you choose what’s chasing you, it can either be a Tiger or a Crocodile…… which one would you choose and why?x”
This is the exact email I got a few weeks ago. I wasnt expecting it (previous emails had been “hi, how was your weekend” pleasantries) but frankly, I loved it. Got the mind ticking over as I thought about my response.
I would choose a crocodile, always.
Apparently if you jab a crocodile in the eye it releases it’s grip, and I don’t know anything about tiger defence ( they don’t do talks on them at the Australia zoo!!)
Also I’m kinda cheating because it wouldn’t happen if I picked the croc, because you should never smile at a crocodile, so I wouldn’t. I’d be too busy running. And, if I successfully managed to slay it I could put it on the wall like those creepy hunters; my esteemed opinion is that a crocodile on the wall has more wow factor than a tiger.
Apparently this was a good answer, although I would have got more points if I had said I would have run in a zig zag to confuse it, or used a rubber band to tie its mouth parts together (sorry but I wouldnt be getting that close!!!)
This is by far the best email I have recieved this year.
What would you choose, the croc or the tiger?