Personality Test

This is from my pal Moira (who is so totally worth a bookmark) about the brilliance of the end-of-day-decison-making by the hubby.

Here is the scenario:

You are at work. It takes you 15 minutes to get to the train and it is 6:08pm. The train leaves at 6:20pm. You have only 12 minutes. What do you do?

  • Option A – Make a run for it. Literally run through the streets of Boston arriving at the station out of breath and in a sweat with the chance of making the train. You never know, you could be a really fast runner that day or the train could be a few minutes late. Stranger things have happened afterall and you never say die. If you miss it you will have to wait one hour and 20 minutes for the next train. However, you could get a bite to eat or pick out a nice book to enjoy. Maybe even call your wife with a hilarious tale of jumping over an old lady and a dog only to have in fact missed the train.
  • Option B – Try to catch a cab. If you get one in time, you make your train. If not, you can go back to your office to wait for the 7:40. Calling your wife to let her know that you tried but it just wasn’t in the cards.
  • Option C – Calmly accept in a Zen-like fashion that you will in all likelihood miss the train and wait patiently for the 7:40. Getting more work done and calling your wife like a thousand times to help keep you entertained.

Since I designed the test I get to tell you what the results mean.

Choosing Option A is the correct answer. Mostly because it is the one I would choose. You are the type of person to never give up. You would have done well on the Apollo 13 Space Flight or as a Boston Red Sox fan at anytime in the 86 years prior to 2004.

Choosing Option B would be a nice compromise. You are not the type of person to jump in the pool without at least sticking a toe in first. However, you are open to the possibility of the impossible. You just don’t think it happens all that often.

Choosing Option C. Apparently it means I married you which might just be why you need this Zen-like peace of yours. I get it. But really what the F**! are you thinking?! Get off the phone and make a run for the F’ing train!!

Men and women think so differently in our house. I don’t think I’ll ever not be surprised by this little fact of life. How did you score?

Moira, I can assure you that my better half would be a total C.  In fact he is calling me from the car right now to make his drive home pass quickly. Seems he left to late to beat the traffic. 



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2 responses to “Personality Test

  1. Michele P

    OMG, I can SO relate to this as I take the exact same train and have the same dilemma when I can’t extract myself from my co-workers (read: CEO). I am so, so Option A! I can’t even count how many times I have spent the first few stops of my ride home wiping sweat from my brow after my “should-have-been-15-minutes-but-made-it-in-11-minutes” sprint through the South End. Option C? Pshaw! There will be no Zen when it comes to getting home at a reasonable time.

  2. lol I’m a woman and I would pick C. Running to catch a train just sounds so unpleasant to me. But then I’m rarely late for anything, so missing the train wouldn’t happen unless someone held me up, which would really annoy me. 🙂

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