Wednesday, March 30, 2011

If I Were In Charge of the World

image is by HoneyPie Living and is used with permission

Week 36 of the Wednesday lists.
This week's list is inspired by a wonderful poem by Judith Viorst.

If I were in charge of the world...

  • Desserts and veggies would trade places on the food pyramid.
  • There would be clean water for everyone.
  • Shoes would tie themselves and only come untied when given a special command by their wearer.
  • No one would ever be hungry.
  • People who did not pull over for ambulances would receive a $200 ticket, every time. Someone could be dying in that ambulance.
  • Every toilet would be equipped with an automatic flusher, room spray, and seat lowering device.
  • Good TV shows would never devolve into soap operas.
  • Teachers would be paid at least as much as lawyers.
  • Smoking would automatically disqualify someone for food stamps. If you can afford to smoke, you can afford food.
  • No one (especially me) would ever need bifocals. And trifocals?? Fugeddaboudit.
  • Comment trolls would get a horrible virus in their computer every time they spread their nastiness around.
  • Scientists would find a cure for cancer, MS, and a whole host of other diseases.
  • Every man would get a bad case of PMS at least once in their lives. (For the resulting compassion, of course.)
  • I would have that magical gift of always saying the right thing at the right time.
  • Artists would be paid at least as much as doctors.
  • Service providers would always be treated with respect and appreciation.
  • All boobs would remain perky; even after middle age.
What did I forget?

30 comments:

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

When is the vote?! I vote for you to be in charge of the word!

I think I might add that a nap after lunch is worked into everyone's day!

Gayle at Planet M Files said...

Duh, I mean world, not word. heehee!

Marilyn said...

Your lists are always the best! I would add a cure for heart disease and a passport and trip to another country for every high school graduate. It would open their eyes for sure.

Nat said...

I want to live in Relyn's World, please!

Rita said...

I'll vote for every one of them! I always so enjoy your lists. Keep it up!

Mountain Thyme said...

There would be no detention centers for the young ....the appropriate sentence would be to be shipped off to a "third world" country to work and learn.

Men would have to pay their wives at least half of their salary for staying home and taking care of his home and his children....a job more important than his.

If it is mandated that two of the same sex cannot marry and raise children, then it will be mandated that a marriage is between one man and one woman.....for as long as their are children in the home....NOT one man and one woman at a time!

Parents will not be allowed to go to bed and sleep until they have read to their children for at least 20 minutes each day.

People (especially politicians) should be built so that a big red mark pops up in the middle of their forehead when they tell a lie.

Amy said...

Oh, that photo is so magical ... I love it! And I dare say, I would love it if you were in charge of the world, too! :)

Joanna said...

Relyn for Queen, YAY!

How about our darling pets living longer?

Sweet sweet photo you found for this post.

xx

S. Etole said...

Age would be as revered as youth.

Christina said...

oh this is the best. just the best.
xoxo

Scrappy Grams said...

Make it happen, Relyn! I too love your lists.

ELK said...

I have always relished your lists .. it is a talent in itself

Jeanne said...

Beautiful post my lovely friend
I love you
Jeanne

tracy said...

You have my vote, Relyn!

Tracy said...

You are sooo good, Relyn...you hit everything! You do make the best lists--you rise it to an art, my friend! That last one is funny... I'm at that age where they're just starting to turn, you know what I mean...it's VERY disconcerting! :o( haha... Happy Day ((HUGS))

Connie said...

thanks for the big smiles this morning!!!

HKatz said...

Smoking would automatically disqualify someone for food stamps. If you can afford to smoke, you can afford food.

Yes, thank you! That or buying alcohol. Beer doesn't have nutrients...

And I hope that comment trolls haven't been an issue for you. I think that's a huge step towards a better world - people taking care with what they say and caring about the consequences of their writing/speech.

Char said...

i definitely could get on board with this platform

Kamana said...

i LOVE this!!! and i would add to it - a washing machine that would wash, dry and iron/fold clothes all on its own.

oh i am going to have my own list now.

jackie said...

oh relyn...i want you in charge of the world immediately.

Amy said...

OH MY WORD! Kiss the Rain is now forever tied with you ... I listen to Pandora, Film Scores Radio when I write. I just popped in and started to open my manuscript ... when I heard the music I thought, "How did I open Relyn's blog! :)

Dutchbaby said...

All wonderful, Relyn.

I would love that gift of always saying the right thing at the time. Sigh, that would be nice.

Roban said...

I think you would make a great world leader. The only thing I would add is that every weekend would be three days instead of two.

JUST ME said...

Relyn,

when your in charge of the world can you pls take my anxiety away....

Jeanie said...

I believe someone invented that seat lowering device. I especially wish for it in the middle of the night.

I'd also that that: Cats would never throw up in the traffic patter en route to the light switch.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I Love this post, the list, the photo, all is so wonderful, just as you are my friend. Yes, Yes, YES! I will write a post for you on living passionately!!! Love you my friend and hope your are enjoying your day!

A Box of Chocolates said...

have the energy we did at 20 when we are 50 + grandparents please!!!!!

susanna said...

*grin* Well, this post has me grinning this afternoon. I especially love that you say it like it is, Relyn. Thanks for the lift today. :)

elizabeth said...

Everyone would have the option of an afternoon siesta.

Jaime said...

I raise my glass to more desserts!

especially brownies.

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