My obsession with getting to work earlier and earlier every day is really starting to get out of hand however; I will say that I have managed to beat Crazy IT lady every day since war was declared. I was very distraught this morning when I left 15 minutes earlier than I did yesterday (which is about 30 minutes earlier than normal) only to pull out of my neighborhood to see that there was a train stopped on the train tracks.
The world’s busiest train tracks* are located less than half a mile from my house. At first I thought it was going to be an issue with the noise but after living there for nearly three years I’ve learned that you really do tune certain noises out. Crossing these tracks is really the only logical way for me to get anywhere, it’s not the only way but it’s the only way that makes any real sense. Probably wouldn’t be a huge problem for the normal person but I have two things working against me.
First, as I said already, these are the busiest train tracks in the world** and you literally have about a 3 minute window between each crossing, even at 5 in the morning apparently. Second, if there is a train around, I will find it and it will be the longest, slowest moving train you can possibly imagine, it never fails.
So this morning when I saw that the train was literally stopped, I have to admit I got a little annoyed but I was far from shocked. I was forced to go an alternate route which, remember as I said, made absolutely no logical sense whatsoever, it took me a good 15 to 20 miles out of the way and added 20 minutes to my commute. The only good thing about this route is the lack of traffic. I actually go this way home every Friday because Friday afternoon at 4pm is when the Buick Regal club has their weekly meeting.
For the record, I managed to get to work 5 minutes earlier than yesterday which gave me some time to catch a nap before I had to go in and start the day
I really need help.
The train dilemma did, however, allow for 20 more minutes of thinking time this morning. I started thinking about how I wish someone would hurry up and invent the flying car so I didn’t have to worry with road ways, though I’m pretty sure with the way most people around here drive, I don’t REALLY want them hogging up all the air space, that would just be disastrous. Then I thought about how nice it would be if we could just teleport from place to place and cars could be used for recreational purposes only. Again, I’m sure some moron would figure out a way to muck that up. Anyone that was ever unfortunate enough to get trapped inside my brain in the morning as I’m driving to work would likely be tossed and jerked around like a pin ball, there’s just that much rambling going on in there at that time of the day but sometimes I come up with some pretty decent ideas.
What if there was a way to run everything wirelessly?
Yeah we’ve got wireless internet and phones and stuff like that but what about your household appliances? What if there was some way that you could plug something into the wall socket and rather than use a cord to power something, it would put out some sort of signal(because we all already have brain cancer from cell phones) that electrically fed all of the appliances around it? You could move whatever you wanted, wherever you wanted without worrying about having enough wall sockets or having to get an extension cord.
I, for one, would be more than happy to be the first to try out the wireless vacuum, what a pain it is to maneuver around that dumb cord!
What if all cars had auto pilot?
One thing that I hate more than anything else is people who tailgate on the highway. I will admit, I’ve done it before without realizing it but as soon as I wake up and see what’s going on, I back off. What I hate even more than purposeful tailgating is the people that MAKE you tailgate. You all know what I’m talking about; they cut you off or pull out in front of you in the fast lane and immediately slow down causing you to slam on your brakes. It really annoys me that people have the mindset that just because they have their blinker on to get over, I have to slam on my brakes just to let them in when there is no one behind me.
Okay, I got on my soapbox there for a second, but seriously if there was some way to set auto pilot on cars, it would probably be a safer place because all of the cars would be going the same speed and no one would cut you off because you weren’t going fast enough. Stayed out a little too late last night? Not problem, just let your car drive you to work while you take a nap! I see nothing wrong with this theory.
There has to be a way to do this, we already have cars that can detect how far objects are from them and brake accordingly and with GPS technology, all you would have to do is type the address in and away you go! Sure, this might need a few tweaks to really be safe but I honestly see this as a possible future for the automotive world.
What if clothes were disposable?
I get tired of my clothes in a heartbeat not to mention the fact that I hate to wash them. What if they made clothes a whole lot cheaper so that when you were done wearing them, you could just throw them away and go buy a new wardrobe every week!
Okay, Okay, I know some of my ideas are a little far fetched but you gotta start somewhere right?
What are some of your brilliant invention ideas? They can be silly or funny but I’m really interested in the realistic ideas, I’m curious to see what great ideas others have!
* Not verified but I’m pretty darn sure it’s true
** Again, not verified but take my word for it, true