Yesterday, my pal Jim posted a video on FaceBook of Bobby McFerrin singing Don't Worry. Be Happy. He captioned it, "Relax. I'm pretty sure it couldn't get any worse. Right?"
I took this as something of a challenge. Or to be more accurate, I took it as Schmuck Bait:
Jim's not usually such a silly optimist, so I felt the need to correct his misconception of real life. Below, you'll find a simple 8-question test. For each question, choose the response with the worst possible outcome. Some questions will have more than one "correct" response. Immediately after answering each question, you'll be shown the correct response(s) and an explanation.
Note: The embedding may be a little wonky (See what I mean about things not working out?) You don't need to fill in your real name, but you need to put some name in the box. And if you're not able to take the quiz right here on the blog, the "view on ProProfs.com" link will take you to a working version of the test.
And remember, the fact that things can get worse is actually a good thing.
Update: So I thought I really liked this Quiz Creating Site because it let's you ask questions in a number of ways and you can do neat formatting stuff. Most sites that have a "Free" trial either let you play with it for a set period of time, or let you create a set (limited) number of quizzes (or whatever). This one keeps all of the results of you guys taking the test, but as soon as five of you had taken the quiz, I started getting emails from them telling me that they only store the first ten results and "Don't you want to upgrade to a paid account now so we'll store bazzillions for you?" Well, no...I don't. I don't really create all that many quizzes. I've gotten 3 emails from them so far. That counts as worse.