Thursday, August 16, 2007

A Few Rules for Life

I have a few random thoughts here. I am thinking about rules for life. These aren't big RULES that would warrant capital letters, just little ones that would be really useful. Also, these are not rules that people need to remember, they are the way life should be just because it would make life easier, better and more equitable.

1) When we have had enough of our children, animals, appliances, whatever, acting throwing up, making messes, making noise, breaking down, leaking on the carpet...etc., we should be able to make general announcements that we have reached our quota for the week and that would put an end to the offending behavior.

2) If you make a reasonable attempt to water your lawn, it should be enough to keep it green. There should be no reason to worry about the spray pattern not reaching everywhere, or watering the driveway, or measuring to see if the required 1" has been achieved for the week.

3) If one fairly large, unpleasant thing has happened in your family, such as a death in the family, or a surgery, or a chronic medical condition, that should prevent another such thing from happening for a fairly lengthy period of time. We should get free passes from such things if we've already paid serious dues.

4) Rain should happen mostly at night. Weekends should be nice and sunny. People should get at least some snow each year.

5) If you don't shop very frequently, when you do, you should be guaranteed to find a great sale on that which you seek.

I'm sure there are a lot more, but those are the ones that came to me as I watched the sprinkler water the patio, I mean, backyard tonight.


nikk said...

I'm loving rule #1. Who do we talk to in order to get that one established...?

patti_cake said...

Yep I definitely am in total agreement with your rules. Total.

Audra said...

man i miss the rain!