Friday, April 28, 2017

That Foresight Woman

There’s a movie called: That Forsyte Woman (from 1949), and that made me think of a new character: “That Foresight Woman”: a superheroine of foresight.

So That Foresight Woman is a mild-mannered mother and housewife who uses her superpowers everyday to help her family, telling them not to forget their homework, not to forget their keys, not to forget to bring an umbrella if it’s going to rain, etc.

But after her family leaves for school and work, she changes into That Foresight Woman, advising the military about what to do about rogue nations, economic threats, hacking of government computer systems, etc., because she always can predict what’s coming next. (She even predicted the last presidential election, but nobody believed her!)

And then, after saving the world with her pre-cognitive superpowers, she goes back home and accurately predicts what her kids want for dinner, who shirked their homework, and which of her kids might be planning to joyride in the family car or sneak out this weekend.

(BTW: I think the idea of That Foresight Woman, showing a mom reminding her kids and husband what to bring with them when they forget would be a really fun ad for the P&G “Proud Sponsor of Moms” ad campaign.)