Surfer Rob is one singular sensation

Have you ever wanted to wake up as somebody else?

Me neither! That’s so weird, isn’t it? People might often to wish to be somebody else, but once in their shoes I think they would find that it’s more of the same, even if different people have different problems.

What if I awoke as Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world? I suppose if you leave out the fact that I would be on the trailing edge of my lifespan you might think ‘hey, no more problems!’


Guess what? Mr. B has problems too. And what’s more, he has a list in mind of how to take care of them, but if I woke up as him I would have no idea what the problems were, what resources are at my disposal, who to call, or where the money’s coming from (ironic, because he’s got tons of it.) I’d end up scrabbling to figure out what’s going on and why, and how to address those things. While I’m dropping the ball and groping with no head in the game, his friends and family are growing suspicious that he’s going senile, so the young relatives plot and the rest plan for his my impending retirement.

I don’t think so!

You can repeat the scenario in a billion different ways with seven billion different people, I’m sure. It might be easier to manage waking up as a homeless bum, but who wants to start over at rock bottom? Not I, said the digital fly.

When I wake up tomorrow, January 1st 2014, I will be me – gloriously me. My head/back/shoulder/arm/knee might ache and my heart may thirst for the black release of fresh-brewed coffee, but I have my own list of things to do; I’m moving, packing, trying not to lose my a$$ in this whole house selling/buying deal, trying to figure out why it’s so darn hard to get a garage to put my snow tires on – I’ve been waiting for an hour and a half!! Has anyone noticed that I’ve managed to catch up on my post reading? Sheesh!

What do you think? Would you accept the frustrating challenge of waking up as another person at any time or place? Who would it be and what kinds of things do you anticipate being issues in their life?

This post was prompted by today’s Daily Post prompt.
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  1. Have you ever seen the movie, “Family Man” with Nicholas Cage. One day he is a wall street all star, and the next day he wakes up as a suburb dwelling tire salesman with a family he knows nothing about. The whole idea horrifies me! although there are people I admire and would want to be more like, I think I’d better stick with the basics of me and work on improving that.

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