Would you rather have a child or a horse?
It’s a very good question, and a prime example of the kind of high-brow discussions that go on at a Cuddledry team meeting.
“I’d definitely rather have a kid,” declared Helen, Cuddledry Director, mum of three, and all round savvy businesswoman, “horses have got more legs.”
The conversation stopped, and we all turned to look at her.
“What?” she said, looking at us blankly as though it was a completely obvious point to make. “Seriously, have you seen the price of Clarks shoes lately?”
We pointed out that as she has three children, she actually has a total of six legs – more than your standard horse – but she remained unconvinced. The conservation swiftly moved on to something far more serious.
“OK then,” said Helen, “so if you were a burglar, which animal would you be most scared of?”
“A tiger,” I said immediately. I think if I climbed through a window in search of an Xbox and found a tiger I’d be pretty scared.
“No,” said Sarah, “not a tiger. What about an elephant? But hang on, and elephant would be too big wouldn’t it? It would just be there wedged in the hallway. That wouldn’t be very scary.”
“I don’t think an elephant,” said Paula, the woman in charge of managing our finances, “I think I’d be more scared of something like a goose.”
I mean everyone knows a swan can break a man’s arm, but surely you’d stand a better chance against a goose than a wild jungle beast? Efficient businesspeople that we are, we tackled the issue head on, and made a snappy yet democratic decision – a quick poll put the elephant in third place, the tiger in second, and the goose on top.
Good to know those business skills come in so handy isn’t it?