Reasons ‘for’ and only ‘for’, since I’m unable to conclude with any reasonable alternative to dumping the cold and wet good-stuff over ourselves.
What follows is a reasoning behind the query: “Is the Ice Bucket Challenge flawless?”
It’s my query, and this is my answer. I’m not sure if you as a reader is even necessary at all- I seem to have done most of this on my own. But, then again, I’m all about a little dangerous socialising. Especially when…with ice…
So, shall we?
It is fun.
It helps to raise money for ALS.
If it weren’t for this- ALS would not be as well known, nor (now) as well funded.
People were NOT giving money to charity- so the Ice Bucket Challenge DID help, and it is also worth mentioning that this money could have been given to any medical charity for the intention is a fine one.
We certainly could JUST give money- but this way is far more enjoyable and much more social.
The fun is the point that goes beyond the fact that this is a ‘craze’. We could have been doing this all just for fun…marvellous.
I apologise for the fairly abrupt writing style here- I am apparently feeling punchy.
It’s invigorating. The preparing of cold, wet substances and a bucket (I used a trough), the anticipation, the shocking sensation, feeling fucking awake and, finally, the pride in both achievement and the revelling of that which is silly. Not quite skydiving…but certainly in the same neighbourhood.
The main point for the ice-bucket challenge: it DID raise money- and since no one was harmed then there is no issue.
The second point- we should be doing this anyway. Similar to the ‘Neck-Nominations’ craze that swept social media. It is fun, a slight challenge, and gives you a chance to experience a new activity and sensation. We could have been doing this the whole time and it would be no bad thing.
A waste of water? Not really, no.
If it were then it would be far less than either having a bath, filling a water pistol, or going to a pool to swim. Just don’t do any of the items from that list if you’re worried. If you’re not worried about the tiny amount of water being ‘wasted’- then have at it…with ice. The waste of water is extremely minor, particularly when compared to the aid, spirits and hope it raises. This is no loss.
So, as I said, ‘have at it…with ice’.
There are some wankers.
Yes, there are some wankers…I could leave it there.
But I won’t.
There are some wankers that want nothing more than to be the centre of attention. We know who they are when we see them, we can just tell by their uncomfortable vigour that this is somewhat less than genuine in how it wishes to be perceived. Let’s leave them be- for at least the money was raised and no harm was done. Wankers.
All otherwise…this is jolly experience meant to be shared with buddies and profit those with motor-neurone disease. Even if there was no benefit to charity- it would still be a wonderful shared-experience that wakens the body and strengthens the spirit.
Perhaps next time you might do it alone- just for the feeling.
‘Just for the feeling’; what a reason!
P.S Of course- you as my audience are more than essential. No hard feelings. Smooch x