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The Week contest: One day wait
Washington, D.C., officials recently proposed a 24-waiting period before people can get a tattoo or piercing. What else should people have to think over for a day before doing?
It's an impressive tattoo, but some might regret such a swath of ink.
It's an impressive tattoo, but some might regret such a swath of ink. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Last week's question: Washington, D.C., officials recently proposed a 24-waiting period before people can get a tattoo or piercing, so people don't "wake up in the morning...saying, 'Oh my God, what happened?'" What else should people have to think over for a day before doing?

RESULTS:

THE WINNER: Setting a "red line" for a Middle Eastern country
Josh Cain,
Gaithersburg, Md.

SECOND PLACE:
Giving a frank opinion on your wife's new haircut
Doris Lancaster,
Colorado Springs

THIRD PLACE:
Undertaking any DIY project involving plumbing
Greg Moore,
Pueblo, Colo.

HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Getting married
Ray Canale, Massapequa, N.Y.

Having a one-night stand
Sonja Amadae, Cambridge, Mass.

Reproducing
Jim Reddoch, Portland, Texas

Rooting for LSU while living in Alabama
Kenneth R. Updegrove, Cedaredge, Colo.

Signing a one-year contract for a gym membership
Ginny Schaller, Houghton, Mich.

Deciding to move to Washington, D.C.
Kevin Nielson, Atlanta

Responding to "Are you really going to eat all of that?"
Dick LaVine, New York City


Changing to blonde
Janine Witte,
New Hope, Pa.

Telling the boss what you
Mort Oakes, Dover, Pa.

Voting
Ken Kellam III, Dallas

Tweeting body parts
Mark Weaver, Redondo Beach, Calif.

Selecting "Reply to All" for email response
Marsha Einhorn, New York City

Proposing a vote to overturn ObamaCare
Chris Claus, Gallupville, N.Y.

Purchasing Apple's latest iDevice
David Jones, Boulder

Deciding how much money to send to a Nigerian prince who contacts you on the Internet
Marvin Rolnick, El Monte, Calif.

Buying skinny jeans
PJ Lantzy, Austin

Voting to cause a government default
Jim DeKornfeld, Southern Pines, N.C.

Manufacturing crystal meth to provide for your family upon death
John O'Byrne, Dublin, Ireland

Getting a pit bull
Marv Hovatter, Sausalito, Calif.

Buying a lottery ticket
Morgan Winget, Orrville, Ohio

Purchasing that drill press for your wife's birthday
Joe Prenoveau, Baltimore

Writing pointless legislation
Jaime Pazos, Winter Park, Fla.

Wearing barely any clothes and dancing suggestively with a foam finger on live TV
Cyndi O'Donnell, Wooster, Ohio

Allowing your grown children to move back into your home
Joyce Edel, Boynton Beach, Fla.

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