The incident behind the question

Do you want a chocolate ? Bournville ?

Yes I do


(gets the chocolate bar and realizes something is wrong with it…its too soft)

Hey… that’s cheating…it’s not a chocolate…does it have paper inside ? (after verifying the wrapper) how did you stick it back? It does look like brand new, unless I touch it.

That is something I am working on. How to get the size and the shape of the chocolate using a paper or a cardboard perfectly.


I can give it to others and see how they react when they open it.

That’s cheating!!! Why don’t you at least put wafers inside it so that at least they will end up getting something out of it!

In that case they will be disappointed more than cheated. 

Don’t you think that would be a better option?

May be for you, I prefer to do the latter. 

That was the conversation between me and my friend that triggered the post ‘What would be your option?

Pretty pathetic isn’t. All of that for a chocolate. But I realized after talking to him about other such situations, that I don’t like cheating. Not that I haven’t done it (not in matters that really mattered at least) but if I had the option to either cheat or disappoint someone, I rather disappoint them. Because if they know me, they would understand, and I don’t care for people who don’t know / understand me to know why I prefer that way. And cheating involves lies, which is very difficult to keep up. I know I will definitely slip up one way or the other…so why bother!

Thank you so much to all those who responded for that post. And sorry for the delay in the update because work caught up with me.

On another note, I got this cool USB based light for when I have to work at nights at my laptop. Its called Astro Boy! Its so cute and cool. Check it out.


What would be your option?

If you had to either ‘cheat’ or ‘disappoint’ a person (only one of the two) what would you do ? I know both are not good things, but considering that you had to do one of these two evils, which do you think is the lesser evil?

There was this discussion that happened over a very trivial matter between us friends. And as a result of that discussion this question came up.

I will update the post sometime later about that very trivial matter and what my answer was 🙂 I am very interested to know your selection and why. Care to share?