Wednesday, October 29, 2008

What couldn't go wrong?

My high school English teacher once told me that nothing is ever as bad as we expect it to be, because there is no force on earth as powerful as the human imagination. That was a load of shit. However, I wanted to give my imagination a break from worrying about everything in my life that is on the brink of catastrophe (read: everything), so I thought I'd start wondering what couldn't go wrong.

No matter how horrifying things get, at least I can be relieved that:
  • I will not be humiliated on national television by losing a breakdance competition to George Takei.

  • The CEO of my company is not going to get drunk, "borrow" my car, and wrap it around a tree.

  • I will not be entrusted with a sacred relic that has been passed down through generations, putting me in terrible danger as it is hunted by the powerful, relentless forces that would do anything to possess it.

  • Henry Paulson is not going to ask me to oversee the distribution of a massive economic relief package (read: pile of cash) designed to shore up America's ailing strip club industry, forcing me to choose between my family's respect and the welfare of hundreds of thousands of exotic dancers across the country.

  • I will not be sucked into an alternate dimension run by talking cats where I have to amuse them by running in a hamster wheel for hours at a time.

  • My old company from Boston is not going to keep me awake and annoy my neighbors by sending their head of HR to my house at 3:00 AM, by alternately screaming and crying about how they can't live without me and how they'll give me double what I'm earning now just for sitting at a desk and surfing the internet all day in a futile effort to try and win me back.

  • I will not have two Hollywood producers/literary agents/talent scouts/philanthropic trillionaires simultaneously discover my writing online and get into a bidding war with each other in an attempt to win my affection that leaves me paralyzed with indecision.

  • An outer space virus will not infect me with an insatiable hunger for cardboard and old gym shoes, contaminating the entire state and requiring the mobilization of the national guard to control.

  • I will not bring about the end of civilization all by myself, even if I DO go and vote next week.

So I guess I've got all that going for me, even if I can't look forward to developing some sort of mutant superpower.


Music Wench said...

LOL Your ability to look on the bright side of life - no matter how ludicrous it can be - is quite entertaining. I suppose it's either have a sense of humor and laugh or cry. I've done both. Hope things do get better for you.

PMJG said...


I'm starting to worry that this blog is getting a little repetitive with me complaining all the time. At least the election results were some good news.