Thursday, December 09, 2010

The Kind of Superhero I Want to Be

I had fantasies of being a Superhero today. Mostly because some chick started yelling inexplicably at me at a gas station, other people left carts in the middle of the aisle at Target, and then I stepped in dog poop on the grass at the library.

So if I were a Superhero, I guess I'd have to fly, because I'd want to swoop in and correct all those little stupid annoying things we do to each other. I'd swoop into the gas station and make sure everyone was calm, took turns and waited in line. I'd have people say, "No, you were here first, go ahead - here, let me move out of the way for you."

I'd (gently) teach people how to move their carts to the side of the aisle when they stop to look at something. I'd jump in front of their carts before they barreled around corners and say, "Now, don't you want to check first to make sure someone isn't coming and the coast is clear?"

And I'd definitely swoop in and hand people plastic (biodegradable, of course) bags to pick up their dog's poop. "I know you want to pick up your dog's crap, don't you? Here, let me give you this to use."

I'd stop people on sidewalks and firmly suggest they pick up the fast food bags they just threw in the gutter.

I'd show up in people's cars (guess I'd have to add transporting to my list of powers) and say, "Now, you want to use your turn signal right about now, don't you?"

Oh, and an important one - I'd prowl parking lots and discuss bad parking with people as they got out of their cars. "Now, I'm sure you don't realize this, but your car is over the line on the other side. That's going to make it awfully hard for the people in that car to get in, don't you think? How 'bout you just jump back inside and repark within the lines?"

I'd arrive when people are talking loudly on their cell phones in inappropriate places and either bodily transport them outside, or hold up my power shield and cut off their signal.

Any I'm forgetting?


G said...

Sounds great! You already are our family superhero, patiently coaching the boys on how to treat each other more kindly; staying calm and collected when the steering wheel on the new car freezes and you are held hostage in our driveway and you're gonna miss your 10 am client; and being accepting of all your husbands many foibles without shaming me!

kath m said...

You'd stop people from coughing and sneezing directly onto the fresh (un-peelable) produce a the grocery store, handing them a Kleenex and saying, "Gee, you wouldn't want anyone else to get that nasty flu bug you have, now would you, Dear? Please cover your mouth." Maybe you'd have an invisible sneeze-shield that you could throw in front of their face, just in time..

Lunasea said...

Oooh, good one, Kath!

Melany said...

I would have LOVED to do those things too. Just be nice and make everyone's day better. Can people not understand that?

JenK said...

I think maybe my Grandma is a superhero. She does do all this stuff. When I was younger it used to embarrass the heck out of me, now I think it's awesome.

Go on with your Superhero self.

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