In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Truth Serum”:
Ben Huberman poses an interesting question: “You’ve come into possession of one vial of truth serum. Who would you give it to (with the person’s consent, of course) — and what questions would you ask?”
I would not give it to anyone with their consent. Their permission implies they are telling me the truth anyway or would if I asked for it.
For a blog specializing in horror, It would be better to ask the following:
Who would you give it to without their knowledge, and by implication, without their consent?
Who would you give it to, without their consent, but with their knowledge? For example, the s.o.b. you hold in the most contempt is duct-taped in a chair or is strapped onto a surgical table under blinding lights.
Now, under these conditions, what questions would you ask?