If you saw a blue call box appear out of nowhere...

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  1. moonman239 macrumors 68000

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    Whimper and cry like a four year old, probably. But hell, I do that over everything anyway. So I guess I'd do what I always do. Which is whimper and cry like a four year old.
     
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    I would politely inform the pilot that the call box is long since obsolete and therefore rather than being a disguise rather serves to indicate the more obvious presence of a foreign or 'alien' object.
     
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    Interesting thread.

    Well, firstly, I would ask a few questions. Questions such as "Who are You"? to be followed by a series of other questions, such as - "What are You?", 'Where Are You From?", along with the equally important 'When Are You From?"

    And then, I would ask yet further questions, some more - slightly more philosophical questions, such as: "Why Are You Here?" and the obvious "How Did You Come Here?"

    These would be followed by the awed and wondering "When and Where Will You Go Next?".

    The one question I might not ask - in speech, that is, although I would most certainly think it, is 'Do You Take Passengers?" which is really another way of asking: "Can You Take Me With You When You Depart From Here?"
     
  6. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The pilot is well aware of the call box's obsolescence, but a malfunction caused the machine to remain in that form.

    Unfortunately, the pilot refers to himself using what one might call a nickname. If he has a proper name, he prefers to keep it secret.
     
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    Yes, I suspected as much. Well, then, that is how he (she) shall be addressed, should s/he deign to answer. It would be most discourteous to do - or assume - otherwise….

    Individuals can name themselves as they please……..and, as names are things of power, some prefer not to use their real names. Entirely understandable…..
     
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    I would ask the person exiting the police box how I can obtain a sonic screwdriver.:cool: I am not above stealing the best multi-tool ever conceived, if I cannot get one any other way.:oops:
     
  9. moonman239 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You're the second or third person to catch the reference. Question is, how do you steal a screwdriver from one who is smarter than Stephen Hawking?
     
  10. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    I'd be very surprised if anyone who's responded so far doesn't know exactly what you're referencing.
     

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