Monday, September 20, 2010

The Magic Housekeeper

Weekend Assignment #336: Magic Button

If you could have a magic button that would do one particular thing for you, up to once a day, what would that function be?

Extra Credit: Would your answer to the above change if it were a person doing the task (for free and without complaint, using ordinary human abilities) rather than a magic button?

I am sure there is an answer here involving world peace and saving the whales and feeding the homeless.  But I am feeling selfish today.

The easy answer is that I want a magic button to give me money. Every day. $1,000 should do it – don’t want to be greedy. I have a long, long list of things that I would do with an extra $1,000 each day.

But that is a boring answer. And I certainly wouldn’t want a person to have to give me $1,000 a day.  Well.  Maybe Oprah.  

I am sorry to say my next best answer is no less boring – I want my house to be magically cleaned every day. Including litter boxes. Since it would take one person an entire day to do that, that answer would have to change, too.

So. If I could magically get a person to do something in particular for me, up to once a day, I guess it would be..make dinner?

I know, I lack imagination.  I'm not in the habit of wishing for things.


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Yes, I was also wondering how much housework I could get done this way. I didn't think of cooking, though. That could be good. The cash wouldn't be bad, either!

Stephen Watkins said...

Well... a thousand dollars a day comes out to $365,000 in work-free income.

That's... not too shabby, by any stretch. So, I'd say yeah, there's a lot anyone could do with $1k per day.