Sunday, January 1, 2012

Things that need to happen in the new year

  • Twenty-something cashiers need to learn how to make change and that they are there to serve the customer.
  • Creepy old men who want to hit on twenty-something cashiers need to do that shit when there aren't people waiting in line behind them.
  • Large sums of money need to appear in my and Sparky's bank accounts.
  • I need to be more grateful for friends both near and far that I've made over the past few years. Since most of my family is either dead or dead to me, you friends are my family now.
  • Red light cameras need to short circuit and radar guns need to malfunction.
  • HBO needs to unchain itself from it's idiotic outdated corporate policies and either release it's many series to Netflix streaming, HuluPlus, or make their Roku channel a subscription service.
  • My teabagging Congressman who refuses to introduce a bill making drug testing mandatory for all people and companies who receive any federal monies needs to resign and get the hell off of Fox Noise.
  • The interstellar travel and the underwater cities we were promised when I was a kid need to materialize soon. I'm not getting any younger.
  • My frequent insomnia needs to be more infrequent.
  • Weight needs to be shed and sheds need to be weighed.
  • The 99% of us who aren't stinking rich need to stop voting against our self interest so that we can turn out the incumbents who keep us down.
  • Americans need to get over the delusion that if we keep electing Democrats and Republicans that things will magically change. Things will never change until we smash the corrupt dictatorship of the two party system in our country.

That's all for now. I'm sure I'll think of other things that need to happen in 2012 later, so stay tuned.


Jim said...

Well said Dr. Monkey and Happy New Year to you and yours.

Bats in the Belfry said...

I love your list. The top of your list is my favorite. When I taught Consumer Ed at an Alternative High School, that was one of my projects, have students learn to make an old fashioned spreadsheet, not on a pc. The incentive was always the same, it is YOUR money. I am as cheap as they come and don't want to lose a single penny of hard earned money. They had to know how to balance a spreadsheet. They did it and loved it.

Caffeinated Joe said...

The thing with cashiers and other customer service employees need to remember respect for the customers and consumers. Freaking annoying!

gmb said...

Agree 1,000%. Especially the last item. I made the leap in 2008 and it was fine. Hey, I'm pissed now, but I'm not disappointed.