[Writing Class Week 5. Our intro prompt is to respond to a picture shown in class.]
What is the greatest superpower in the world? I sure don’t know, I don’t have it. What I do posses, however, are a multitude of low grade to useless superpowers to get me though life.
- The ability to spin my pen repeatedly around my thumb, on either hand, without dropping it. This is a highly desired superpower, because eventually everyone around me will try to do it. I refer to this as the Faculty-Meeting-Boredom-Defier.
- Texting while driving the car and simultaneously supervising the fight in the back seat. Not recommended by M.A.D.D., D.A.D.D., G.R.A.D.D. – or pretty much any agency associated with driving, but it is a useful power on a daily basis. I’ll call this one my Toddler-Texter-Appeaser.
- Googling the answer to a computer question that my husband is too lazy to do himself. Let’s just call this TechoGoogaPhobia.
- The ability to spell kids names with spaghetti, whether as a meal or just an afternoon craft. We’ll call this one Pastalicious Prefixes.
- Finally, my most useless superpower is the flexibility to crawl under a bathroom stall to exit in case of emergency – like this evening before class when the door handle broke off in my hand in the women’s room on the MDC Wolfson Campus. While I considered McGyvering a tampon, ballpoint pen, and hand sanitizer to slide the door off the hinges, it didn’t think it would work. Instead, I employed the BendagermCrawl.