I want you to imagine you have a friend over to stay. They're sleeping on the floor next to your bed and in the middle of the night you accidentally drop a sock onto them. So what do they do? They freak out! They don't know if it's a spider, a mouse or whatever else their minds turn it into... The question is, how do YOU react? Is it funny, mean, ridiculous??
Now think about a character in your play/story/animation/dance piece...How would THEY react?
Asking strange questions of your creations is a great way to get round, realistic and believable characters. That's what people relate to. So make them real, make them your own...
(Ps, I'd find it hilarious!)