What would you say?

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Maxcady10001
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What would you say?

Post by Maxcady10001 » January 16th, 2018, 2:10 pm

If you were an astronaut, and were about to take the first step on to a new planet, what would you say?

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Steve3007 » January 16th, 2018, 3:19 pm

I wouldn't think in advance about what I was going to say. I'd let the experience of the moment dictate my words. Then, when I finally stepped onto that planet, it would occur to me what a little step it is from the spacecraft to the planetary surface. But, as I said that, it would occur to me that, metaphorically, although it's only a small step for a man, it's actually a pretty giant leap for mankind.

So I'd probably say something, off the cuff, that encapsulated the essence of that thought. I'm not sure what exactly.
"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea." - Eric Cantona.

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Kathyd » January 16th, 2018, 7:46 pm

Well, as a woman, and with the memory of Hillary's recent defeat still in my mind, I'd probably say something like, "Well, in 2017 we almost cracked that glass ceiling, but now, in 20xx, we blew the roof to pieces!"

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Re: What would you say?

Post by LuckyR » January 17th, 2018, 2:07 am

"Whoa, holy crap!!"
"As usual... it depends."

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Maxcady10001 » January 17th, 2018, 4:24 pm

What about "Behold, here walks a man!"

or "Behold, here walks a woman!"

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Littlemoon » January 18th, 2018, 7:19 pm

"I need a shower. This astronaut suit needs laundry."

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Re: What would you say?

Post by Fooloso4 » January 20th, 2018, 2:05 pm

I might be inclined not to say anything. The action says much more than any words could.

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