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What would you do? Do you control your curiosity, or does it control you?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Techxan, Jul 10, 2014.

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Would you look in the bag?

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  1. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    A few months ago I was talking with my family, and self control came up, specifically, how curious are you.

    I told everyone that I have full control over my curiosity, and they took that as a challenge.

    On fathers day, my daughter brought some fathers day gifts, and a birthday present. My Bday is in October.

    This birthday gift is unwrapped, and sitting in a paper grocery bag on an end table in the living room. I can only see what it is if I open the bag.

    My family thinks that this will drive me crazy. They have assured me that I will like the present because it is something I have mentioned it in the past. My daughter has told me that I do not have to wait until my birthday, if I want the gift early, just take it out of the bag.

    This past weekend we had a family thing, and everyone was told what was going on, and to not look in the bag.

    Every last one of them had to go look in the bag. All my brothers and their wives, nephews and nieces cannot believe that I have not looked in the bag yet, nor that I can wait until my birthday to do so.

    For me it is simply a matter of self control, I have not touched the bag, not lifted it up, nor looked inside, I feel no compulsion to do so. I have no problem waiting, no matter what is in the bag.

    But everyone else in the family couldn't stand not knowing what was in the bag, even though it is not theirs.

    It got me to thinking, what would you do?

    Look in the bag or not look in the bag?
     
  2. SavageX

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    you can't give in now!
     
  3. redrubies

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    I would most definitely look in the bag.
     
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  4. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    I'm not, I actually forgot about it until all the fuss this weekend.
     
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    I would not look in the bag simply to prove a point to my family. Although if I could freeze time and look in the bag, I definitely would because I'm a nosy person. Lol, but yeah it's definitely too late to look now.
     
  6. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    That's the thing, I could look in the bag and lie, no one would ever know, I don't need to freeze time.

    I just do not NEED to look in that bag.
     
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  7. redrubies

    redrubies Supreme Member

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    I would last five seconds before I looked in the bag. lol
     
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    I will be f#cking curious tbh
    You have a good grasp on your curiosity :p
     
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    Out of pure stubborness theres no way I would even look at that bag until my birthday.
     
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  10. BassTrackerBoats

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    Yeah, I have that same attitude issue.
     
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    Asif WILSON Khan Executive VIP Premium Member

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    I would have pawned it and bought crack.


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    No I wouldn't look in the bag. I buy whatever I want (within reason) and I usually tell friends and family not to buy me gifts.
    Although on reflection this might be an age thing with me, as I do remember searching through bedrooms etc as a child for Xmas presents.
     
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    look in the bag and auction the gift on ebay.
     
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  13. lietuvis002

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    Nope, not anymore, never :)

    Happy incoming birthday!
     
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    Since you already told them that you can control your curiosity, I would prove it to them. But I am very curious and would like to know what you have the bag.
     
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  15. muscleteen

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    I wouldn't. Maybe it's because I know the gift is not going away anyway. People like you and I are probably why marketers use scarcity in their sales copy :D
     
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    Just tell me whats in the bag. I won't tell..... HONEST!!!

    Can you guess what I would do.
     
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    As they say, curiosity killed the cat.

    I hope your family is not trying to kill you.
     
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    I know I would not look in the bag either.

    Someone could leave an unwrapped present under the bed for 11 months and I would never look at it.

    Not out of stubbornness - it's just not my nature.
     
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  19. Techxan

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    We will know on October 21.

    I thought about waiting til Christmas just to jack with my daughter.
     
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    Put up the same challenge for your wife and daughter :)