Since we are being told that proroguing parliament for a few months in order to sort out a few "priorities" is valid, I think the same luxury should be extended to the population in general. On this basis, here are my proposals for a few things in my life that I would like to "prorogue" given the opportunity;
- THAT PESKY VISA BILL - Seems simple enough, I should advise Visa that I would like to "prorogue" my payments for a few months so I can direct my dwindling disposable income towards more desirable avenues; new iPhone here I come!
- GOING TO WORK - Come to think of it, my job is pretty intense at times, perhaps I can inform my employer that I intend to prorogue the whole "showing up for work" racket for a while so I can take time to collect my thoughts, take leisurely walks through Stanley Park or catch a few shows. This should work out nicely for me.
- SLEEPING - I have wasted far too much much time lying around, engaging in pointless REM sleep. Perhaps it is time to prorogue idle slumber for a while so I can take the time to study Latin, learn HTML or contemplate further how to get a dysfunctional Parliamentary system working again.
- PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS - Maintaining healthy relationships with friends and loved ones requires far too much effort. Memo to you all: I wish to prorogue all discourse, relational activities and accountability for a few months so I can have some "me time". This is normal, really.
- PAYING TAXES - I think for every day of prorogued parliament we should be able to hold back the equivalent percentage of our yearly income tax. Take your time Mr. Harper, it's OK - I'm three weeks away from buying that new 50' flat screen.
- HAVING TO EXPLAIN MYSELF - I also wish to prorogue indefinitely the right of anyone in my life to question, challenge or ask me to defend any assertion or crack-pot theory that I express; there is indeed blue cheese on the moon, a sock stealing gnome in my laundry room and a giant hedgehog named Spiny Norman who follows me everywhere.
Oh, by the way - here's a little "demotivational" poster I made for anyone thinking of embracing the fine art of proroguing;