Interesting "moral"/must-choose philosophical dilemma. It's the kind bandied about on college campuses, "pot circles" (is that antiquated?), and in almost any "coming-of-age" plot (think of the movie "Stand By Me"), either fictionalized or lived.
Kind of like the classic "if you HAD to choose between having your sight OR your hearing...) hot-seat conundrum.
It's the (3 cups) "Magic Ball" game, only, not only do none of the cups have the ball (prize), it's a choice among 3 poisons!
No thanks. Tryin' to quit!