Let’s say that the average home in the neighborhood in which you desperately want to live is priced at $500,000 which is at least one hundred thousand out of your reach. Then a new home comes on the market, priced far below market value at $350,000. The only problem: it was owned by a serial killer who polished off ten victims inside with a grisly mixture of torture, murder and cannibalism. Now consider:
1. The murders happened a century ago.
2. The murders happened a year ago.
A. Most people in the neighborhood are aware of the house’s past.
B. Most people in the neighborhood are not aware of the house’s past.
On which of the following, if any, would you buy this house?
1 and A
1 and B
2 and A
2 and B
There’s nothing behind this question. I’m just sitting in my office too sleepy to do course prep so I thought I’d ask this question.