Dilemma (di-lem’-ma): Offering to an opponent a choice between two (equally unfavorable) alternatives.
Last night you got drunk and for some crazy reason you gave your credit card to a homeless person, have made no attempt to cancel it, and think that “everything’s gonna be ok.”
Although you’re still drunk, I’m offering you two things you can do to keep this from happening again: 1. Get rid of your credit card and use only cash; 2. Have a responsible person “hold” your credit card. You will ask their permission to use it and explain what you’re using it for each time you use it.
Now, call the credit card company.
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Definition courtesy of “Silva Rhetoricae” (rhetoric.byu.edu)
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