I was inspired to put this together by one of the responses in LA’s post, which contained a list of items attributed to Nora Ephron of what she’d miss (and not miss) after her death. Carefully avoiding the clichéd World Peace, or the obvious of a happy and healthy life for those I love, this is more of a random selection from a lady who’s made it into her sixties and is still seeking….
- More bra fitters who know what they’re doing, because this woman deserve comfort and support without having to travel to Selfridges in the central London to get it!
- More clothes in natural fibres which aren’t break the bank expensive
- For there to be only one, universally recognised shade of navy (sub-sets of navy would be acceptable but, again, they would have to be universally recognised shades)
- Straps for a sleep apnoea mask which won’t leave tram tracks deeply etched across my face
- A different process to the mammogram for breast screening – something with the comfort factor a man would design for his own bits
- More stars in the standard book rating system (10 would do nicely)
- Planes with bigger seats and more leg room as standard
- An effective fix for hay fever which won’t put me to sleep
- Calorie free cold beer that actually tastes good
- High speed broadband in rural Tuscany
- Small and light full or medium-frame cameras and lenses
- T4 to reinstate the quantity of cardamom pods in their Chai
- A filter for log burners so they don’t negatively affect air quality
- New technology resulting in a massive cut to the price of electric cars
- More (lots, lots more) electric car charging points
- Some mythical method whereby writers are well recompensed, but books are also cheaper to buy
- Demystification of SEO & social media algorithms
- A way to make a dull (but healthy) vegetable taste like hot buttered sourdough toast
I’m sure there’s more, but that’s what I came up with in one sitting. Over to you now….
What is missing in your life which you’d really rather like to have fixed?
© Debra Carey, 2022