…metaphorically, of course.
If someone told me that they planned to start repeatedly punching me in the stomach in the not too distant future, and then asked if I’d rather they started now or waited a while, I’d probably request that they not start at all. If that weren’t an option, though, I guess I’d rather they started now. That way, maybe I’d get desensitized faster and the blows would might stop hurting sooner.
But maybe that’s just all that junk food from the fair talking.