You know, I am really, really sick of Facebook memes that ask if you would do something for a million dollars: live without the internet, stay in a haunted house, slap your cousin (watch out, Mary Beth!). You would be amazed at all the stuff you can supposedly get paid a million dollars to do. OK, now everybody, even though you have already spent your millions (I’m guessing most of you would do more than one of the above-mentioned or other chores), listen to me carefully, I’ll put it in bold caps, in case you need the emphasis:
NOBODY IS GOING TO PAY YOU A MILLION DOLLARS FOR DOING ANY OF THOSE THINGS!!!!!
Yes, I felt it needed all five exclamation points.
I have expounded in this space before about my abhorrence of hypothetical questions. If only I could remember the titles of any of them, I could make a ping-back (something I have become very adept at doing) (Under the heading It Takes So Little To Please Some People: I get so proud of myself whenever I can do anything on the computer).
I know, I know, these questions are conversation starters, meant to stretch our brains in unaccustomed directions. I guess it seems kind of silly for an alleged fiction-writer such as myself to rail against asking a questions that have no basis in reality. After all, what is fiction but finding different answers to questions that begin, “What if…?”
Well, I stand by my grumpiness regarding the million dollar question. For one thing, on no Facebook post I have seen has it ever, EVER engendered a lively conversation, just a whole bunch of people saying, “Yes,” “F***, yeah,” etc. The last time I saw it (today), the million dollar task was to stay in a haunted house. I commented, “You are more likely to find someone willing to charge you big bucks for you to stay in the purportedly haunted house.” Everybody ignored me, as, indeed, they ignored other affirmative answers and both silly pictures (a Ghost Busters t-shirt and an actual ghost). I’m not miffed at being ignored; I’m just pointing out that this was no conversation starter.
Anyways, this is my blog post for today. You will note: I did not whine about not being able to write a decent blog post. I contend that I did not whine at all, grumpiness notwithstanding. I’m going to call it a Bad Attituesday and drive on.