Tuesday, 21 October 2014

#287: Accept a dare from a complete stranger

I've had this one on The List since the start, but I kept putting off doing it because it was so unknown. The very reason it was on the list was because it could potentially be scary, impossible or terribly embarrassing and would require putting myself out there. I'm fortunate that my Twitter account has become relatively popular, so rather than randomly asking strangers on the street and risking my personal safety, I could at least solicit strangers who follow me on Twitter for ideas behind the safety of my computer screen.
Luckily the first response, while not fun, was doable: do 10 Burpees. For those of you who don't know what a burpee is, you obviously have not been subjected to torture before...but a burpee is a form of repetitive, tedious exercise.

Some of the other dare suggestions I received were:

  • Skydive
  • Walk up to a guy I fancy in a bar, kiss him on the cheek and walk away
  • Accept Jesus as my personal Saviour
  • Lick a wall
  • Learn a new dance
  • Run down the street yelling "I'M HIGH ON LIFE!!!" 

All in all, the suggestions I had were much less daunting than I originally feared. It's another example of how the reality of taking a chance is often a lot less scary and risky than we think it will be.

Photo credit: top 2 photos, Shutterstock


  1. I've just started reading, and kudos for doing a tough exercise....but maybe push the boundaries a bit? How about singing your National Anthem for a spring event? Shave your head for pediatric cancer? (2 things I have done, not as a dare). Finding an exercise that betters you is a good thing....but not as noteworthy? Just my opinion, I'm looking forward to reading more, thanks for the Twitter follow, and I think you rock!!

  2. Ha-ha! Love your blog :) Will follow by email (we're already following each other on Twitter) Please check out my blog too at mybookishlife.com Thank you!