I must say, I think I will disappoint you. I don't really think there is a super-power that I would want. Well, no, there are loads that I would want, but I am too technical and practical to spend my time wishing for them. (I know I am boring. I can't help it. I just...am.) Aside from that, I am afraid that there is another, even larger disappointment in the making. You see, at least two of the five people that tagged me did so because they think I am funny. And, if pressed to give an answer, I am afraid it would be decidedly un-funny.
Yeah, sure I would like some kind of super zapping power, that would get rid of annoying coworkers, NS, or MWMF. (For those of you who have never bothered to check my blog on the original site, but read it only from the feed, don't bother asking what that stands for. I have a glossary up for a reason.) I would also like a power that would allow me to shoot people that argue with me, and it would take their voice away. Imagine how awesome that would be? There I am, talking to someone, and suddenly their mouth is moving but no sound comes out. Ahhh, they look dumb. I would also be happy to have the power to give some pounds to people, especially those who complain about being fat when they are way skinnier than I am. Wouldn't that be nice.
"I lost some weight this week."
"Oh, that's funny, I found it."
"Hahaha, is that a coincidence?"
But in reality, the only thing I have ever wished for that would be classified as a super-power, is the ability to get a glimpse into the minds of other people. Sometimes I have these moments in a conversation when I suddenly see the person differently, when I see them from a completely new angle, and suddenly, I wonder what they are thinking, what they are seeing, what life experience they have had that is giving them this unique perspective into our discussion. I like to think of the ramifications of a super-power like that. I would become the most sensitive person in the world, I would never hurt a person, I would never insult anyone, I would never press someone to say something they are uncomfortable saying.... Sorry folks, like I said, that wasn't funny, but I elected to be honest instead....
And by the way, in case anyone is finding this idea familiar, I think it came from a book I read as a kid. The Trouble With Jenny's Ear. Funny how an idea can stick with you all the way into adulthood, huh?
As far as all those other rules...just ask my teachers. I don't follow any. Ever.