The World’s Worst Superpower

January 25, 2014


Via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Count Yagi

Via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Count Yagi

If you could have any superpower, which one would you pick – speed, x-ray vision, telekinesis? I’ve got the power of invisibility, and I can tell you, it’s not what it’s cracked up to be. Probably because in my case, it’s both beyond my control and extremely limited in scope.

I am only invisible to the automatic flush sensors in public washrooms.

I have no idea why, but those things are completely incapable of seeing that I am still in the stall. On one memorable occasion, in the customer washroom at the Home Depot (Tech Support’s home improvement trips are often quite protracted), the flush sensor activated SIX times while I was sitting there.

Am I the only one this happens to, or are other people inconveniently invisible? And what was so wrong with handles, anyway? In addition to the damage to my psyche, I’m vaguely disturbed by the gallons of water needlessly coursing into the sewers every time I walk into a public restroom.

So which superpower would you pick? Or do you already have one you’d like to get rid of?

Fox Talk blog tour starts on Monday! In addition to a lot of folks who’ve generously offered reviews, I’ll be doing five guest posts and five interviews. Now’s your chance to find out what animal I would be, if I could choose! There’s a link to the full schedule in the sidebar.



2 Comments on ‘The World’s Worst Superpower’

  1. I can never get the sink to work. We have joked that my oldest daughter has a superpower – No matter how far are where it is at – she ALWAYS knows when a camera is focused on her. Impossible to get a picture without her posing.

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    1. Your daughter’s power actually sounds pretty useful – no more images of me making weird faces with my eyes closed!

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