The Moral Philosophy Salesman
A Lighthearted Vignette in which Mrs. Bovine Learns about Utilitarianism and Effective Altruism from the Brilliant and Bold Moral Philosopher, Sam Bankster-Fraud
Mrs. Bovine shuffled quickly towards the front door of her cavernous suburban home. The doorbell had rung twice a half-minute earlier. It rang once more and then went silent again. She was afraid that whoever it was would tire of waiting and leave before she could answer them.
Although Mrs. Bovine was in her mid-fifties, she actively resisted the aging process with expensive surgeries, experimental treatments, and an array of cosmetic dyes and creams. She looked like a middle-aged Barbie Doll, with lightly tanned, rubbery skin, overlaid with a rainbow of pastel makeup. Through the stained-glass of her front door, she could see a silhouette standing patiently. She breathed a sigh of relief. She paused to spruce up her hair and adjust her blouse to showcase just the right amount of cleavage.
She threw open the door without bothering to look through…
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