I need some help here with a theoretical question.
It seems as though everyone around me wants some cake. I wouldn’t mind cake, because I generally like it but I know from past experience that it can be hard on my digestive system. Yet, still I do like cake and there are days I miss eating it.
Right now I know of at least 8 people who would do almost anything for a really good piece of cake. They are losing sleep over how badly they want that cake.
Someone has recently offered me a piece of cake that looks like it could be my favourite flavour. It has everything you could ever want from a good dessert. Moist cake, gooey filling, sweet icing. But I suspect–can’t prove it, but strongly suspect–that the cake has been baked by someone who had the flu at the time and if I eat a piece I’ll get the flu too.
So, do I risk eating the cake or pass on it?