(short story, written live on Twitter/X on 12/29/2023)…
A small town of 50 people in the desert lands of the USA… there is a drought, it is hottest time in summer. The residents have ONE SWIMMING POOL. Here are some things that come up at the town meeting. I wish you all to think about them. Answer for yourself!
- Let’s all stay out of the pool and charge a lot of money at the hotel, even make a new RV park and bring MORE people to our oasis!
- Let’s pretend there is no pool, and tell everyone outside of town how dismal it is here… then WE ALL SHARE THE POOL, take care of it, and ourselves.
- Let’s sell the town with the pool and leave. Maybe with the money we can live in a small town where it is cold and no pool is needed.
What is your thought?
What if this small town is the illustration of a WHOLE COUNTRY, and the “pool” is all the resources it has.
This started out as a story idea, then to keep it very short it became a theoretical situation like a brain tease. Play on!