After witnessing a crime, you agree to testify. Due to the high-profile nature of the case, you are forced to join the new-and-improved Witness Protection Program. You are given two odd choices:
1) Move to Norton, KS, and take a new identity.Your immediate family may come with you, but you must cut ties with everyone else. You will work data entry from your home. Â Your salary will be exactly the national average. It will be adjusted for the cost of living each year. You are not allowed to change jobs, move to a new town, orÂ make money through any other means.Â At age 66, you will be allowed to retire, Â and you will continue making your national-average income. However you must live in Norton, KS for the rest of your life.
2) You are free to live a normal life, with one small caveat: An armed guard will protect you until the day you die.Â He is never allowed to stand more than ten feet away from you.Â You do not have to move or change your name and can stay in contact with your friends and loved ones.
Which do you choose and why?
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AFAQÂ (Anticipated Frequently Asked Questions):
Why Norton, KS?Â I saw it on a list of the most boring towns in America. No judgement – I know nothing about Norton. Sorry if you live there!
Will the guard stand in another room while I go to the bathroom and have private time with my significant other and stuff?Â Yes, as long as he is within a ten foot radius. There can be a wall between you and him. However, he likes to keep you in his sight unless there is a good (and temporary) reason. He’s not going to sit in another room all day.
Is the guard cool? Can we be friends?Â The guards rotate, each working eight hour shifts. I’m sure you’ll connect with some of them and dislike others.
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