Randy Cohen is funny. He writes the Ethics column for the NYT Magazine. People send him their ethical dilemmas and he writes what he thinks would be the ethical course of action. I don’t always agree with him, but he usually manages to be amusing. From this week’s Magazine:
We four couples shared a house in Tuscany. We went to Florence, with no particular plans, each couple in their own car, agreeing to meet near the Uffizi. My partner and I arrived first and bought everyone hard-to-get tickets which, for an extra $4.50, guaranteed admission at a set time. Later, the others decided not to visit the Uffizi. The tickets could be returned, but the $4.50 was not refundable. Our friends argued that we made the decision; we should bear the loss. Who was right? Anonymous, Port Washington, N.Y.
You people were sharing a house in Tuscany, and you’re bickering about $4.50 per person? None of you are right.
[This post was imported on 4/10/14 from my old blog at satsumabug.livejournal.com.]