#446: “Ethics 101”

*** Now talking in #suburbansenshi
*** Topic is '-= If a tree fell in the forest, would Ranger Gord weep? =-'
[22:05] <FireFly_9> I was lurking on the Genvid forums and found this rather interesting question:

I'm wondering how you think the sailor senshi would solve various ethical dilemmas. The series often deals with overarching themes, but rarely handles these kinds of things.
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Train scenario
Let us assume that a particular Tokyo-Osaka train runs as an American train does. You give your ticket on the train and tickets are not stamped for a particular train, so they can be used at any time.

Usagi buys a ticket for this train to Osaka. Not surprisingly, Usagi falls asleep on the train. In passing the conductor misses her. She wakes up to find that she's in Osaka, and because of the conductor's mistake, she's got a potential free ride back.

Given what you know about Usagi, do you think that she would ride back for free, or would she consider that, having received a service, she should not use the ticket again? And of course, why do you think this?

[22:08] <FireFly_9> I was wondering how each of us here would handle the situation
[22:09] <H3LLI05> Yo Yo Yo let me speak on dis
[22:09] <H3LLI05> first of all I'd sue the [BLEEP]ers / they'd pay me a ton of yen, da suckas
[22:10] <FireFly_9> ...
[22:10] <FireFly_9> Why?
[22:10] <H3LLI05> Whatta you, wack in da brain / I fell asleep on a Japanese train?!
[22:10] <FireFly_9> So?
[22:10] <H3LLI05> If I was a girl asleep you dope / I'd be da subject of every salaryman's desperate grope
[22:12] <FireFly_9> ... But the question was, would you ride back for free?
[22:13] <H3LLI05> hell no I don't ride for free / when people want MY ride they pay the fee
[22:13] *** - spiritflame - has kicked H3LLi05 from #suburbansenshi (REASON: answer the question)

[22:15] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Well before I say anything I want to see how YOU would answer it Hotaru, I don't want you picking my brain without some quid pro quo
[22:16] <Mdm_Maestro> Hah it's because there's nothing there to pick besides your NOSE
[22:16] * --=[ SpeedRcrX ]=-- hisses

[22:17] <FireFly_9> I would not take the ride.
[22:17] <// J_Daito //> Even if you were broke and cold and surrounded by scary men
[22:17] <FireFly_9> ... that wasn't in the hypothetical. I'd be stealing if I took the ride back without paying.
[22:18] <// J_Daito //> So...?
[22:18] <FireFly_9> I guess we know where *you* would come out on this...
[22:18] <// J_Daito //> HAH you stupid fool, I teleport everywhere, why would I need a ride back? for that matter, wy the HELL would I be on the train in the first place
[22:19] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Sucking the energy out of hapless passengers?
[22:19] <// J_Daito //> Bah, Salarymen are so anemic energy-wise it's not even worth it. You have to hire Youma to pinch female bottoms just to get the energy from their incensed ire
[22:21] <Cést_la_V> You mean every time I get harassed on shikansen...
[22:21] <// J_Daito //> Yeah, it's part of the plot
[22:21] * Cést_la_V punches Jedite

[22:22] <// J_Daito //> It's not my fault! The youma has a mind of its own!!
[22:22] <Cést_la_V> I'll bet...
[22:22] <FireFly_9> How would you answer the question, Minako-san?
[22:23] <Cést_la_V> I'd say "Lucky!!" and take the free trip-- it's their fault for not waking me up
[22:23] <.'~SugaBB_2999~'.> fak dat sit id tak da trap 2
[22:24] <// J_Daito //> Blah I'd tie you to the *front* of the train, runt
[22:24] <GERMATOID> AS A COWCATCHER?
[22:24] <// J_Daito //> No way, she'd SCARE the cows off the tracks-- it would be a community service
[22:24] <GERMATOID> WELL I WOULD TAKE THE RIDE BACK TOO! I'M TOO POOR TO AFFORD A RETURN TICKET! MUAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!
[22:25] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> You own a *skyscraper* in the Tokyo Delta...
[22:25] <GERMATOID> AND HOW DO I AFFORD IT? I'M IN DEBT UP TO MY EYEBALLS! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!
[22:26] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> I'd take the trip back-- they screwed up, [BLEEP] 'em
[22:26] <=^catablanca^=> Wonderful example, Haruka
[22:26] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Shut up! I don't take no orders from a mangy cat!
[22:26] <=^catablanca^=> MANGY?! Good grief, i am SO GLAD I found Mina instead of you!
[22:27] * FireFly_9 ponders "what if Artemis had trained Haruka-poppa"

[22:27] * =^catablanca^= shudders

[22:27] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> I'm too much for some dumb cat to handle. ArtemASS would've ended up in the POUND the first time he mouthed off
[22:28] <=^catablanca^=> I'd've LET THE DARK KINGDOM HAVE YOU
[22:28] <// J_Daito //> We don't need no stinkin' senshi!
[22:28] <// J_Daito //> We already HAD a gay pianist!
[22:29] <--=[ SpeedRcrX ]=--> Grrr....
[22:29] <// J_Daito //> Oh you wanna throw down, Ten;ou? You wanna go at it?!
[22:29] <Mdm_Maestro> Oh... the "rams" want to butt heads again...
[22:30] <FireFly_9> Strangely enough, the battle will inevitably take them to "Mo's Tavern" in the old Crown Center.
[22:30] *** --=[ SpeedRcrX ]=-- [THaruka@FXL.blaze.co.jp] has left #suburbansenshi (motoki needs my money)

[22:30] *** // J_Daito // [Jed@dialup666.darkkingdom.co.jp] has left #suburbansenshi (Beer Me Up, Scotty)

[22:31] <Mdm_Maestro> I would not take the ride back. I would simply buy a new ticket and berate the conductor for not doing his duty.
[22:32] <FireFly_9> So you would simply buy the ticket as a pretext to "dressing down" the conductor.
[22:32] <Mdm_Maestro> Your point?
[22:32] <FireFly_9> Nevermind.
[22:33] <- spiritflame -> ticket i would buy
[22:33] <- spiritflame -> payment a sacred duty
[22:33] <- spiritflame -> maintain good karma
[22:35] <=^catablanca^=> They don't let me on trains so it's a moot point
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yes indeedy :)

Xadium • 02/20/04 12:03pm

"[22:25] AND HOW DO I AFFORD IT? I'M IN DEBT UP TO MY EYEBALLS! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH!"

...is that SUPPOSED to remind me of that one commercial?

C-chan • 02/20/04 11:50am

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