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Jul. 27th, 2004 | 08:00 pm
music: Felix Da Housecat - Happy Hour

Is it unethical to order food in, because the weather is too unsafe to go get it yourself?

no.


in fact, the question itself is somewhat unethical, because you are presuming to make value judgements on behalf of other people (the deliverypeople). I'll be a little more generous if you've done some kind of survey in order to have a statistical understanding. But we must assume that the other people in this world are rational actors, or go mad trying to save them.

-Trip

P.S. - When it freezes and/or snows in Austin, I take a taxicab to work. It's like being the star of some ponderous, slapstick-tragicomic automotive ballet.

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JP Sugarbroad

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from: taral
date: Jul. 27th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
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How can a question be unethical?

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Triple Entendre

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from: triple_entendre
date: Jul. 28th, 2004 01:52 am (UTC)
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Oops, you're right. I'm using that as a shorthand for something more complex, so my emphasis was misplaced. But you can probably guess what I meant.

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JP Sugarbroad

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from: taral
date: Jul. 28th, 2004 11:06 am (UTC)
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Actually, I don't think I can... the question has certain assumptions or implications which one might find unpleasant, but I don't see where ethics comes into it.

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