The only magazine I have a subscription to is
and I absolutely LOVE it.
It has great articles, wonderful ideas for making life simpler,
great ideas for reusing and re purposing things,
awesome checklists, and some yummy recipes.
One of my favorite things in each issue is the very last page.
On the last page is a feature called "Reality Check".
It's always funny and I love waiting until I've read the whole issue before reading it.
October's Reality Check was one of my favorite of all times.
It was a list of new fees effective this month.
At the top of the page it said:
Attention, friends, family members, coworkers, and complete strangers.
Starting October 1, 2009, I will be charging the following fees
for inconsiderate and/or obnoxious behavior.
Please pay in full when the fee is incurred.
Below that were all sorts of things that people do that drive us all crazy.
Talking on a cell phone in an elevator- $7.00
Not ordering dessert, then eating half of mine- $10.50
Finishing the toilet paper roll and not replacing it- $16.00
I thought that their ideas were great and immediately thought of a few fines
that I would like add to the list.
Having and using a glass to drink out of, leaving it sitting somewhere,
and going to get another one repeatedly- $10.50
(Tony and Madison would be BROKE and I would be RICH!)
Opening a cabinet door and leaving it open- $6.75
Asking someone whose job it is to do something,
to do that something and having them act all put out about it- $8.25
Driving out the entrance or in the exit of a well marked driveway- $5.50
Replying to ALL on an email to a large group- $7.50
What about you?
What fines would you add if you could?