I got up at 5:00 this morning, to get a friend to a hospital near work by 8:00, to have her pacemaker battery replaced. I was scheduled to work from 8:30 to 12:30 and then leave to take her home. That all went as planned, but here’s the dream I had:
Approaching Front Royal, driving over the twin bridges (N and S forks of the Shenandoah). It’s raining heavily. Three inches of water on the bridges! A semi roars past me and through the traffic ahead. I’m good at driving through water so I press on, accelerating to keep water out of the tailpipe, and using the brake to moderate my speed. You have to work with the water — you can’t push it.
The water is 1 foot deep. Then 2 feet deep. Then 5 feet deep. Cars ahead of me are completely submerged. They wobble, bob, and sink. Arms appear and go under.
So we’re in it… and it’s getting deeper… climate change? Economic catastrophe? Energy shift a la 2012? It’s happening, whatever it is.
Just a thought here.
Corporations, pay your top guys a little less. Pay your bottom guys a little more. Spin it as for the good of the country… this would put cash flow straight into every local economy. What incredible, priceless PR that would be, for an era in which you and the government are so in the doghouse!