If one day you woke up and were the opposite sex, what’s the first thing you would do?

If one day you woke up and were the opposite sex, what’s the first thing you would do?

Every Wednesday we ask our Brain Game contestants one interesting, thought-provoking or just plain quirky question. Their answers will be published anonymously in Young Post. Then readers can vote for their FAVOURITE answer. We will eliminate the contestant with the LEAST votes every week until we have a winner.

The ultimate Brain Game winner will receive an Apple Watch Sport worth HK$2,728.

The contestants


Contestant 1

Hmmm, *puts deep thinking cap on* … *scratches head*. The first thing I would do would obviously be to go back to sleep, right? Just kidding!

If I woke up as the opposite gender,  I would follow my usual routine, which would mean getting out of bed, brushing my teeth and having breakfast. Yes, that isn’t the only thing I would do *tee hee*, but if I were to be completely honest, and I mean completely honest, I wouldn’t be bothered by the fact that I had become the opposite sex,  because personality is the actual thing that matters.

The first thing I would do would be to go to the store and buy some new clothes for myself, so I can have a better feel of what it’s like to be a person of the opposite gender.  This can help me make new friends, because I will have a lot in common with them.  After that, I would do the thing I love most, which would be to go back to sleep, and relish the next few hours of complete peace and quiet.

Contestant 2

Probably scream at the top of my lungs! The scream where you scream as loud as you can for as long as you can, and you don’t care if it’s hurting other people’s eardrums. The scream where you make other people stay away from you for a week, and  start smashing porcelain vases and glass lamps  in your frenzy.

I mean, having to learn how to do other-gender-stuff would be ultra-hard. I would feel like a stupid baby! Or, maybe I wouldn’t really notice and just go back to bed. But I would probably go screaming my head off when I realised what had happened. Then, if I actually went to school, I’d be worried sick about what other people would say about me. What if they didn’t notice? (That would be hard.) What if I became an outcast because of this disastrous event? What if the teacher publicly announced what had happened to me? Or, even worse, what if it was Christmas? Or New Year’s? Or my birthday?  

People would be bound to be aware of my problem. I’d be so scared of going out! It would be far better to treat it as a nightmare come true. 

Contestant 3

I would stab my eyes blind, pronto. I’m easily shocked by rude things,  so I would never be able to look at myself in the mirror and not throw up.  

It would be so wrong, my brain would never be able to take it. I would never ever take a bath again, nor would I be able to walk in boldly and unashamedly into toilets forever.

Blinding myself is a kind of therapy to myself, to allow me to assume the role of the opposite sex as smoothly as possible.

No matter which gender my spouse might be, it would still feel so scandalous and utterly inappropriate.  And whenever I look down,  I would feel that my  entire body had been stolen.

I like my gender, and I would be in despair to see something that shouldn’t be on my body. I’d rather stab my eyes than to witness such an abysmal thing.

Contestant 4

A thousand inappropriate thoughts popped into my head when I saw this question. (I’m sorry, I am a hormonal teenager.)  But in all seriousness, if I woke up one day and found that my  body had changed into  one of the opposite sex, I would undoubtedly first scream my lungs out.

It would be quite a surprise to wake up to, having  an “addition” to the lower part of my body (I don’t know how else to put it), and I imagine it would feel quite weird. Then, I would also feel quite sad because I love being what I am, and I’ve always considered it a part of my identity. It would be quite despairing to have that taken away from me.

On the bright side, I could finally solve the mysteries of the opposite sex’s bathroom I’ve always wondered about.    

I do realise I have  gone way too deep inside the life of a person of the opposite sex, and I have no wish to further investigate. Please, God, don’t let me wake up as  a member of the other gender one day. Thanks.


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