This week's Listography is all about inventions. Specifically Inventions I Wish Were Real. Kate seems to think it's easy. Huh?! No, I found this quite hard actually. But here are my five choices:
A Self-Cleaning House. Yep this was Kate's first choice and I'll go along with her on this. In fact I'd suggest that everything should be self-cleaning. Nothing (including us!) should be allowed on the market unless proven to be fully and properly self-cleaning. Instant improvement in just about everything.
An Off-Switch for Kids. I'll go along with Kate's second choice too. There has to be some way of silencing the plethora of screaming, whinging brats which infest everywhere. And while we're at it let's have an off-switch for the screaming and shouting parents too.
Zero Calorie Yummy Food. I like my food. I eat too much of it. So I get fat, very fat. We need a way to remove the calories from food without removing any of the texture, flavour, appearance and overall attractiveness of the food. Instant diet. What's not to like?
Money Tree. Sorry, Kate, you can't have the only one — I demand one as well. Why shouldn't money grow on trees. Not just anyone's trees. My trees. A guaranteed lottery win every week. Now that would change everything! Easy. Deliver me three today. Thank you.
Magic Carpets. Finally I want a magic carpet. Well better have several so I'm never without when they need servicing. Everyone should have a magic carpet. I'm not greedy. I don't ask for teleportation. But a magic carpet that can transport you from anywhere here to anywhere there in no more than an hour. And without all the cost, effort and hassle of airports, check-in, buying tickets, hours on a plane or in a car or coach. Just be there in under and hour. You still get some fun from the travel with a fairly minimal investment of time.
And I haven't even got round to thinking about instantly refreshing sleep, elastic walls to houses, the pause knob for time and non-puking cats.