Thursday, September 19, 2013

Quick Hits 6

Sometimes I hear an utterance or catch a quick visual of something that sticks in my mind. As this sensory input rolls about in my head, several different outcomes are possible. It might be the case that after a moment of consideration, the input is deleted as uninteresting, trivial, or too much for me to deal with. However, another possible outcome is that the input keeps demanding my attention. It somehow wants me to wrestle with it and give it more than just a passing notice. In such cases, they can end up here, in my blog series called Quick Hits.

A man reaches into his pocket to grab his handkerchief. Unbeknownst to him during this activity, he drops a $50 bill on the ground. What fraction of folks who witness this occurence do you think will keep the money for themselves? Do you think this fraction depends on the denomination of the bill?

What do you think?