Thursday, May 28, 2015
Who wins this bet?
Alice and Bob are at an auction and Alice wants to buy an encyclopedia set from 1980. Bob says don't buy that, you'll never use it. In this age of Wikipedia and Google and THE WEB. Alice says you don't know that. They agree that Alice will spend no more than $20.00 on it (and she does win it at $20.00) and that:
If Alice does not use the encyclopedia within 5 years then she owes Bob $10.00. If she does use it then Bob owes Alice $10.00.
3 years later its really cold outside. Alice's house is not that well insulated. So she takes carpets against the bottom cracks in the door and weights them down with the volumes of the encyclopedia. This helps her keep warm and cuts down on her heating bill.
Alice says I used the encyclopedia. Pay up! In your face! I used them! You were wrong!
Bob says You didn't use them to look anything up. So that doesn't count.
Alice and Bob are asking YOU do decide. So leave comments either way and whoever has more votes before my next post wins! Feel free to leave reasons as well to persuade the other readers.