I was mildly amused when a Facebook game came by asking me to score points for admitting to foolish/sad/criminal behaviour in my past. And making it public to the entire planet. I mean, how could one resist the temptation to fill in the little chinks in the information brick wall. I’m just a little surprised they didn’t include a section that asked for sexual fantasies and credit card numbers…
Well, here at the Backstabbers Guild Of Australia we feel that this sort of blatant attempt at coercion is all very well, but should not be done on an amateur basis. If you are going to ask people to condemn themselves publicly, you need to give them more tempting chances. If they’re going down the sewer, make it a big one.
To this end, we have devised the following quiz for social media. There are no points scored, unless you count the knowing looks that people will give you at your next party.
Have you ever…
a. Shot a police cruiser in the grill work with a 17 pounder anti-tank gun from a camouflaged position?
b. Flayed an Albigensian heretic?
c. Written a song about your feelings and then played it to people at a party, accompanying yourself on guitar? All 15 verses?
d. Served week-old warm runny egg salad sandwiches from a service station cabinet to people at a church social?
e. Counterfeited a draft card to allow your underage classmates to buy beer at the local liquor store? Then phoned ahead to alert the local police?
f. Removed a ladder from an attic access hatch while someone was up there and then gone quietly home and had a good dinner?
g. Switched tops on the spray-paint cans in the local Bunnings store cabinet?
h. Put salt in the plaster mix of someone who is trying to invest a casting?
i. Invited a religious caller in to tell you their entire story by using an accent rich in unidentifiably foreign sounds, mixed with blatant grammatical error – and then insisted that they sit down and drink toasts to your country? Used water tumblers full of hard liquor and cooking oil?
j. If they lasted the course, showed them the Albigensian skin…?