It appeared on the high street on a Wednesday morning; nobody knew where it came from. A red button atop a plain, black box.
Above the button was a sign, upon which, written in bold, red capital letters were these words:
UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCE
PRESS THE BUTTON
Everybody pressed the button.
For many, nothing more happened and their lives continued, albeit with a nagging and unshakeable sense of anticlimax.
Others were not so lucky.