A Thought Experiment, Or, Two People, One Swimming Pool

Two people are in an empty swimming pool. There are two guitars in there, nothing else. Imagine all the possible outcomes.

Two people are in an empty swimming pool. There is also a small library of assorted books, unending cups of coffee. Imagine all the possible outcomes.

Two people are in an empty swimming pool. There is a jar of LSD, a half dozen stretched canvases, and buckets of acrylic paint and paintbrushes. The jar is purple. Imagine all the possible outcomes.

Two people are in an empty swimming pool with a series of wooden planters, high-quality soil, heritage seeds, and watering cans. Imagine all the possible outcomes.

Two people are in an empty swimming pool with a baseball, an aluminium bat, and a catcher’s glove. Imagine all the possible outcomes.

Two people are in an empty swimming pool. There are two semi-automatics and a skid of bullets. Imagine all the possible outcomes.

Two people are in an empty swimming pool. There is a nuclear weapon silo, the launch codes on a post-it note above the keypad. Imagine all the possible outcomes.

End of thought experiment.

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