Wednesday, November 05, 2008

A New Beginning

So we have a new president elect... one that I actually voted for this time, which is a nice change of pace. This got me thinking about what I would do if I were elected president...

1. I would want proof, I'm talking DATA here people, that daylight savings time actually saves energy. As far as I can tell all daylight savings time does is screw up an infant's schedule and make me depressed when I leave work in the dark. If someone, somewhere can't provide said data I would get rid of it ASAP. Arizona doesn't participate and they seem to be getting along fine.

2. I would mandate that certain business HAVE to have a drive through. These would include but may not be limited to: all banks (most do, so no big stretch there), all Starbucks, all Dunkin' Donuts, and all dry cleaners. I am up in the air about post offices. This would allow for baby's to nap in cars and parents to get errands run AT THE SAME TIME... novel concept.

3. I would bring etiquette training back to schools. Too many people are rude and ignorant (adults and children alike) and quite frankly I am TIRED of it! (Thanks, Antique Mommy)

I think that would be it. A platform of not screwing up a baby's schedule, drive throughs, and manners. Now all I have to do is find a running mate...


Meredith@MerchantShips said...

That's funny--when my husband taught 5th grade, he always included a basic manners course that culminated in a field trip, sit down lunch at a local restaurant.

He had been absolutely appalled at what kids didn't know.

Gina said...

OH! I sooo agree with #3!

If you are one of "those mothers" who teach your children these things, they are the "weird ones". Good thing my kiddos aren't afraid of being weird!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

When I was a kid we had a drive thru milk store in my neighborhood. I'm sure they sold other thing and yes you could also walk in but we only went there for milk. I grew up thinking every city had these. They don't. But they should!! It made life that much easier.

And I volunteer as a sorority chapter advisor- so college kids- and I swear every month I say that I am going to do an etiquite program. They are 20 and still don't know basic manners. Drives me nuts!!