Disclaimer: In no way do I encourage replacing school for the frankly impossible goal of becoming a different species.
In an effort to remove myself from “human responsibilities” (ha – what teenager has those?), I’ve decided to become a cat.
See, that puts me in a predicament. For one thing, cats can’t speak, which means they can’t voice their preference of one meat-flavored kibble over the next. They also accumulate rather disgusting hairballs. (Obviously I do know that long-haired cats are more prone to these afflictions than their short-haired counterparts, but considering the length of my hair now, I worry that my feline alter ego would fall into the former group.)
Oh, and that last problem; I’m a human, or, in other words, not a cat.
Why I am I so quick to throw away the advantages that come with belonging to the human race? I’m not. Conversations are fun, school is important, and I admit I’d be lost without my opposable thumbs. Think about it like this: being a celebrity. Maybe I’ve always wanted to spend twenty-four hours as Britney Spears, so I try it out and have a blast wearing clothes that cost more than my house and being photographed while ordering coffee. People want to know my opinion about the latest trends and who my boyfriend is and if I’m still crazy and blah, blah, blah…
Sound about right?
Well that day I spend as Britney Spears probably goes fine, maybe even exhilarating, but ends overwhelming. I mean, curl-up-in-a-blanket-at-home-and-shut-the-blinds-so-no-one-knows-you’re-home overwhelming.
Spending the day as a cat would be far less stressful. What more is there to life as a cat besides eating, sleeping, and being fawned over?
Let’s compare schedules:
5:30 a.m. for teenage human: wake up
5:30 a.m. for feline: whatever it wants
6:40 a.m. for teenage human: ascend steps of The Yellow Automobile
6:40 a.m. for feline: whatever it wants
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for teenage human: daily stuffing of knowledge into the brain
7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. for feline: whatever it wants
See what I mean?
So yeah, let’s drop everything and grow tails. We used to have them anyway…