WingedTrish of the introspective Salon asked :
If you stop the microwave before it beeps, are you robbing your food of that last second?
As the saying goes “Ask a silly question, get a silly answer”.
The difficulty I have that most questions people think are quite silly, I think are totally sensible.
I am imagining the last second of life of a frozen lasagne.
Does the microwave murder your food?
I remember reading the book – The Idiot by Dostoevsky,a man who was condemned to death at one point in his life.
In the book he wrote of a man who was due to be guillotined.
The blade slices through the neck .
Blood still pumps around the head –
Do the eyes see for that one split second as the head falls?
Does the brain still think?
Memories are jumbled into one massive randomiser.
The last thought could be any thought from your life.
I forgot to buy bread.
That last second
I thought again of the frozen lasagne and that last second before the microwave ‘pings’
I would urge all readers to make sure your food is dead before putting it the microwave.
Stick a knife in it a few times.
This not only ensures your lasagne is dead, it will pierce the plastic packaging to make sure it cooks better.
What would your answer to Trishes silly question be?
What would you not want your last thought to be?
Thank you Trish for your silly question. I hope I have not disgraced you with my answer.
Here are links to some other silly questions :
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