This year, Pivot’s best holiday gift has been our two new team members: studio manager Carrie Karl and account manager Sabreena Sorrell.
In addition to first-letter consonance, the two share experience in the food and beverage industry. Carrie spent more than 15 as a restaurant and bar manager, and Sabreena comes to us from a winery. (Can’t be a bad thing, right? We probably need to do some “industry research” to get to know them better.)
They’ve only been in the office two weeks, and we already adore Carrie and Sabreena. We’re pretty sure you will, too. We thought we’d introduce them to you in the best way we know how: a rousing game of Would You Rather?
We put Carrie and Sabreena through a gauntlet of either-or questions to see how they would respond under pressure. Here’s what they had to say:
Would you rather be without Internet for a week or without your phone?
Carrie: Without my phone. I actually enjoy disconnecting. I usually take a vacation each year in a place where my phone doesn’t work very well.
Sabreena: Yeah, without my phone. There’d still be ways to get in touch with people via the interwebs.
Would you rather be able to fly or be able to breathe underwater?
Carrie: Fly. It’s a very cool super power, and I would want a cape, too!
Sabreena: Fly. It would be really cool to know the sensation, plus I could have the best of both worlds by going scuba diving. No capes for me.
Would you rather have to listen to Nickelback’s entire catalogue continuously for 24 hours or listen to Adele’s “Hello” on repeat for 24 hours?
Carrie: Neither! Ugh. I love music, but both options would be my own personal hell.
Sabreena: Absolutely Adele’s “Hello.” Yes, I’d be sobbing, but Nickelback’s entire catalogue would instill a different kind of sad emotional reaction.
Would you rather go without television or without chocolate for the rest of your life?
Carrie: Definitely without television. No one should have to go without chocolate for even a day. It is essential to happy living.
Sabreena: I agree. I’d go without television. Chocolate is too great a thing to give up.
Would you rather be a giant hamster or a tiny rhino?
Carrie: A giant hamster. I’ve always wanted to be taller, and again, a giant cape would be cool.
Sabreena: A tiny rhino because I’d have the ability to go incognito and poke things. Tiny things. Cheddar cheese? No, Swiss!
Would you rather have to post a selfie every day for a month or go without social media for a year?
Carrie: I guess post a selfie every day.
Sabreena: I’d go without social media. It would be an interesting experiment to see what it would feel like to unplug. And then after a year catch up on a bajillion memes.
Would you rather have a time machine that only goes back in time or a time machine that only goes forward in time?
Carrie: I’d go forward and try to prevent the mistakes my future self is going to make. I need all the help I can get.
Sabreena: This is a tough one, but I’d choose the one that only goes back in time. It would be really cool to see history in the making and attending enchantment-under-the-sea dances. (Back to the Future, anyone?)
Would you rather be a character in an action-packed thriller or a cheesy rom-com?
Carrie: Call me cheesy! It would be fun to have a happily-ever-after ending.
Sabreena: Action-packed thriller, for the awesome experience of kicking butt and saving the day.
Would you rather have a one-hit wonder song or a long career in reality TV?
Carrie: A one-hit wonder. Reality TV sucks.
Sabreena: I’d also have to go with one-hit wonder. The spark of fame followed by potential anonymity is more appealing than the pull of reality TV stardom.
Would you rather drive a beautiful, sleek sports car that was unreliable or an ugly, dented, rust-covered beater that never broke down?
Carrie: A rusty, reliable beater. I like predictability.
Sabreena: Yeah, a rust-covered beater would be reliable and a fun project to fix-er-up.
Would you rather fight 100 duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?
Carrie: Um, 100 duck-sized horses? No clue why!
Sabreena: Fighting one giant duck might be easier. If the question was “cuddle with,” I’d choose the adorable tiny horses.
Would you rather live one life that lasts 1,000 years or live 10 lives that last 100 years each?
Carrie: Ten lives that last 100 years. I’d like to try out different perspectives on life.
Sabreena: I settled on 10 lives that last 100 years each. Living one life that lasts 1,000 years would be hard to see loved ones come and go. I’m reminded of Lord of the Rings.
Would you rather lose the ability to text with emojis or lose the ability to text with punctuation?
Carrie: I’d lose the emojis. Punctuation rules!!!
Sabreena: Me too. I’d be okay with no smileys. I could use punctuation to replace them. :-)
Would you rather be Oscar the Grouch or the Cookie Monster?
Carrie: Cookie Monster. Duh, cookies!
Would you rather have to watch every episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians or every episode of The Real Housewives of Orange County?
Carrie: Never seen either, so I have no real opinion here.
Sabreena: Oh dear, neither … can I have a pass for this one?