How would you feel if someone challenges you? You would want to accept the challenge and prove the person wrong, right?
Now, what if the person who threw down the challenge is a minister of one of the most populous countries in the world?
Don’t know how you respond to that?
Perhaps, you should ask Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, because he’s just been challenged by an Indonesian minister to a paddle race.
According to a news report by The South China Morning Post, Indonesia’s Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti threw the challenge to Zuckerberg on Instagram in response to a post that showed the 35-year-old paddling a paddle board on Lake Tahoe, United States of America.
Pudjiastuti said if Zuckerberg accepts the challenge and if she wins, she wants 10 per cent of Facebook shares as a result.
Boy, that just escalated quickly.
She said she would sell the shares and use the money to buy some ‘big patrol vessels’ to protect Indonesian waters from illegal fishing as well as to purchase thousands of new fishing boats for Indonesian fishermen so that they can better yields and income.
Her comment has so far generated more than 5,000 responses and liked more than 55,000 users.
Zuckerberg has yet to respond to Pudjiastuti’s challenge. Will he eventually accept the challenge? Only time will tell.