Heh, Cats and Dogs was a funny film – and I swear there’s a grain of truth in it. My cat often has the wistful look of one in the midst of planning global annihilation…. aww, so cute.*
Anyway, this post was inspired by my lovely friend Jenni over at Blossom.nu, who asked me what the world would be like if I were in charge. A tricky question indeed, I thought, so this is my attempt to answer it… In order to keep my answer fairly concise (and hopefully entertaining), it will take the form of a list of the top four things I would do if I was in charge (it would have been more, but my brain started going melty from thinking about stuff too hard, buh).
- Mandatory training for all management level employees – lessons to include: How to not be a psycho boss, How to not be an office gossip, How to actually manage people, How to not make the whole office feel uncomfortable with your brown-nosing, How to give your employees credit for the work they put in and make them feel at least a little bit appreciated… There’s a good boss. Have a biscuit.
- Fix the NHS – *Warning – serious point ahead!* The NHS is a good thing. It shouldn’t be privatised and it needs to be looked after and, well… cleaned up a bit. I don’t know how to fix all the NHS’s problems, but I do know that it’s important that we try, and that we do so by listening to those who know what they’re talking about – like the people who actually work within the organisation.
- Legalise it – *warning – controversial point ahead!* Alright, we all know that drugs are bad, mmmkay… but really, is marijuana that much worse than alcohol? Which is perfectly legal to buy and enjoy, as long as you’re over 18. I mean, yes, pot can cause paranoia and other mental problems, but alcohol can also cause liver damage and mental problems, so I honesty don’t think that one is illegal and the other is not purely because the government is worried about our collective health. I don’t smoke – marijuana or anything else – but part of me just doesn’t see the logic of the war on drugs. I just wonder if a more relaxed, understanding and less authoritarian approach would actually help more people.
- An End to Ugg Boots – they are stupid. They look crap, they aren’t waterproof, they don’t support your feet and if you wear them for a while they go all misshapen. They will be banned, and anyone who ignores the ban will be punished by simply not being taken seriously in anything they do.
Heh – turns out I have quite strong opinions about stuff. Who knew? If you feel the need to discuss further, please let me know in the comments – just be constructive with your criticisms and we can be buds, ok? And before you say anything, yes, I do see the irony of being libertarian on drugs and authoritarian on the comparatively harmless Ugg Boot… It’s just my opinion, feel free to disagree.
*But seriously though: if cats ever put aside their many territorial disputes and start working together, the human race is in trouble – they’ve got us pretty well-trained to bend to their whims already… I for one will welcome our feline overlords when the time comes.