If I Ruled the World - Again (8/18/09)
Well, it's time again to fantasize about what I'd do if I ruled the world.
If I had my way, when the president comes to a town to speak, he would not be able to hand pick an audience who already agrees with him and exclude those who don't. I think the audience should be civil and respectful, but when a president stacks the deck to make it appear most people support his positions, I think we lose important perspective. Few sounds tell us more than tepid applause.
If I ruled the world, any idiot who simply can't resist shouting "Get in the hole!" right after every shot in a golf tournament would be placed in a deep, dark hole of his own. After all these years, anyone who actually still thinks it's clever should be sentenced to mowing the golf course with a push mower.
And finally, if I ruled the world, airlines would stop nickel-and-diming people to death and get back to providing the kind of service that used to make flying a pleasant event rather than an endurance challenge. One by one, I've watched the things I once took for granted - like leg room, a modest meal on long flights and not having to pay extra for my luggage - disappear in favor of an uncomfortable and overly-expensive experience that someone should be paying me to endure -- not the other way around.
And they wonder why they're having trouble turning a profit?
So...what would you do if you ruled the world?
Call, and let us know.
I'm Bill Lamb, and that's my...Point of View.