Sunday, August 23, 2009

What would your last meal be?

I read with amusement on the above question posted by the Foodie Connection reporter, to a 50+yr old restaurant owner in the Sunday Times.

To which the owner responded "I don't think about those things", obviously kinda perturbed by such a morbid question.

Wouldn't it have been better rephrasing it in a more 'fantasy' way like "If there was only 1 food left on earth, what food would you like to have everyday?". This will put the interviewee at ease and reveal his/her desire since it's kinda a "fantasy" question. But to ask "What would your last meal be?".. Now that is really dumb. I can understand when an evocative question like "What would be the last thing you want to do in your life" is asked, people will want to tell you what is the thing that matter most to him/her. However, a Meal? Com'on?! If the last thing you want to do is think about what you want to eat.. I guess it speaks volume of you. So how do you expect the interviewee to answer?


The Bimbo said...

I guess so. But the fantasy like questions don't have this desperation to it.

What about you? What would you have?

I'll have the most meaningful meal to me. Probably chilli crabs with Mantou with my parents.

Wealth Journey said...

Hmm.. if you are having chilli crabs with Mantou... Maybe I will join you and skip having the last meal with my family...keke... Wonder what happened to the Macpherson Chilli Crab..