Forgot yesterday. I'm officially moving it to Sunday 'cause I always forget.
There was no real winner this week; it was very very close. So I'm going to write the contest again.
All of the following people are vying for first:
"Take out your old halloween costume from last year, which just happens to be a ghost costume. Put it on, (the large ghost costume will fit perfectly over the vase) and on your way out grab a bottle of liquid soap. Run out of the house screaming and hope that the people bombing your house will either be afraid or not notice you. Once you are long gone, use the soap as a lubricant to slip the vase off."
"Shatter the vase and get the hell out of there! You can collect the insurance money because it will simply be assumed the vase was destroyed in the bombing. Also, carrying said delicate vase would've slowed you down so you would've died too and not be able to care about the stupid vase anyhow. Heck, claim there was a smaller priceless Ming vase inside it while you're at it!
You should probably get to a bomb shelter or equally stable shelter."
"Depending on how your life is going, why leave and not just get bombed?? What if that is a plus in your life? That or shatter the vase on a wall and worry about the cuts later as you run."
Here is my problem: none of you focused on both things in great detail. Jen was the closest, since she solved both problems to a certain degree, and used the word "lubricant" in her answer. Heh heh. So anyway, I'm awarding a kind of first to her this week. I'm not sure liquid soap would be good for that, I think Ali's answer of margarine is probably better.
Next is a tie between Leah and Jon. Leah's answer reflected a good way to get the vase off and to not lose from it by cheating the insurance company, and Jon questions my contest, being extremely cynical.
But neither person really answers the question of how to escape the bombing to the detail we're looking for. I mean, I'm not looking for much detail, but come on!
"You should probably get to a bomb shelter or equally stable shelter"? My house doesn't have a bomb shelter, I don't know about yours.
Okay so here's the problem this week:
You're reading your summer reading (oh shoot. I need to do that) book extremely late (8:00 the night before school starts), when suddenly all of the letters in the book rearrange themselves to form expletives and insults about your mother.
What's going on here?
How do you solve the problem?