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Monday, March 12, 2007

Five Things That Would Change If I Ruled The World:

1. No more daylight savings time.

2. No calling someone you just met by a nickname you've decided they should have. (Look, I get that I have a long name. And I have nothing against nicknames--no one in my family has called anyone by their first name since apprx. thirty seconds after they were born. But when I meet someone for the first time and they decide, for whatever reason, that my name isn't Elizabeth but Liz, Beth, or some other variation (I've heard Bessie, Lizzie, and Eliza as well), I'm always tempted to return the favor and call the person "Jackass.")

3. No more pennies. What can you buy for a penny? Nothing. What can you do with a penny? Nothing.* Why do we still have them? I don't know.

4. No more endless blocks of ads before movies. You can call it "The Twenty" or whatever, but I know what it is, and it's ADS.

5. No more styrofoam packing peanuts. No more picking up annoying little piece of foam that spray everywhere as you wrestle open a box! No more digging through ten inches of them to uncover a gift certificate that could have been mailed in something like, oh, I don't know....an envelope, maybe?

* Well, technically, you can keep them in a jar or something until you get so sick of them you lug them to the bank and get something like four bucks for stuffing them into those little paper change wrappers. But that's more an exercise in frustration than something to do.


Blogger Little Willow said...

I would attempt to make people more aware, more open-minded, more active, more helpful, and more intelligent!

March 12, 2007 11:13 PM  

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