Five Things for Thursday, Feb 25th

1.  I hate talking on the phone so much.  I used to have a job where I did nothing but, doing software support.  I’ll never be able to go back to it.  Just hearing stories from Lady Aravan about the people she needs to deal with on a given day is enough to reassure me that, yes, I am incapable of dealing with people over the phone.  I don’t even like calling a place for a take-out or delivery order.

2.  I’m pretty good with trivia, but I know I’d choke so badly if I were ever on something like Cash Cab or a different game show.  Everyone says how easy it looks on TV until you’re there, and I know that’s true.  Once, in high school, I was in a quiz contest and was asked who the first man on the moon was.  I answered, “Louis Armstrong.”  Pure panic.

3.  Any day that involves an existential crisis over the meaning of life while driving into work does not typically end up being a good one.

4.  I have to say, Lady Aravan is totally right (as usual).  Safeway’s Eating Right frozen meals are just as good as the real thing.  Their low-cal Hot Pocket rip-offs are not only better than Lean Pockets, they’re almost as good as a regular Hot Pocket.  That’s as far as I take frozen dinners, though – anything that is supposed to be a regular-looking meal but in a frozen container is not to be trusted, especially the meat.  She swears by them, though.

5.  I think we should do away with inheritance and estates.  Only spouses should keep a deceased person’s funds over a set amount.  Conservatives love to bray about pulling one’s self up by one’s bootstraps and earning one’s way through life, so let’s see it in action.  Restrict a child’s inheritance to, say, $100,000 maximum per child.  Everything over that amount goes to charity, the national debt, whatever.  Screw ’em.  The duPonts act like they’re fucking royalty because of something someone did a couple of centuries ago.  Fuck ’em.  Make their kids earn it like everyone else.  I’m sure they’re all conservatives anyway, so they should rally behind that idea 1000%.

About Alan Edwards

Cancer caregiver, writer, accountant, gamer, poolboy, and dispenser of terrible advice that should never under any circumstances be followed.

Posted on February 25, 2010, in Kerfluffle and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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