Your Moral Quandary Of The Day
I’m branching out my business, sensation-seekers, to include commentary, punditry, and thumbs up/thumbs down box reviews on matters of faith, spirituality, and moral guidance.
(Actually, “thumbs up/thumbs down” has been trademarked by Ebert. Suggestions for a replacement? I need something that will translate into a catchy little icon for my little capsule segments on “Access Hollywood.” I’m thinking maybe “Shield of Joan of Arc/Severed head of John the Baptist” if we can resolve clearance issues with the respective families.)
First up, a Moral Hypothetical for you to ponder on this Monday:
Let’s say that you are an internationally beloved technology columnist and regarded as Something Of An Expert on tech matters. Moreover, you have written a best-selling iPhone book, with a third edition on its way.
You have shown up for a Monday appointment at 3 PM. However, you were expected at 2. The person you were scheduled to meet with takes out his iPhone to double-check his calendar, as do you.
1) Sense that it’s no big deal to either one of you; shrug it off as a “these things happen” sort of thing and commence with the meeting;
2) Admit that you might have entered it into your iPhone incorrectly;
3) Say “Well, it’s easy to sometimes set the wrong time when you create a new appointment; sometimes when you flick the Hour wheel with your finger its ‘momentum’ carries you over to the next digit.”
The implication of course being: “Like HELL it was me. I’m an internationally beloved technology columnist and regarded as Something Of An Expert! Moreover…”
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