Sidejobs are almost always quite daunting. And when you have a side job of being a superhero and main job as a reputed journalist, you can’t just prioritize. And then to bring balance in both professional and personal life, is every super hero’s biggest challenge. But for Superman nothing is too tough, after all he is a ‘man of steel’ .
It was sunday morning and today superman woke up normally, which was actually very abnormal for him. He was habitual of women screaming and villains launching robot attacks in the city. But today things were too quite.
He waited 5 more minutes on his bed to believe, it was a pleasant day for real. He was waiting for a tiny screem from here or there, as he was already clothed in his super hero outfit from the previous day’s late night crime fighting. Which was too hectic that he hardly remember what time he slept last night. 5 minutes passed in peace and not a single cry was heard even from a distance. “This day,” he intuitively announced, “feels like a good day to me” . Obviously because it was almost 10 AM and noone had yet cried “help…” it was indeed going to be a full time holiday for this superhero.
Superman thought to himself,” Today I am just going to enjoy myself because here is my chance to do what I want and the one thing I want right now is to send my stinky clothes to laundary. Not many people know this but fighting crime even makes superman’s clothes sweaty and he actually likes the smell of freshly laundered clothes.
He thought, “It’s 11 and noone has yet called my name. This prooves it’s my lucky day, so I should make a list of my other important duties. So on top I’ll make a delicious breakfast for myself” . He pushed the knob and initiated ignition, placed a pan on it and took out some pancake mix. If not a reporter he would have surely applied for a chef’s position in oven fresh. But being a reporter has its own perks, he met Louis there, hence he is forever greatful to his snob boss.
It took him 5 minutes to prepare pancakes, pouring honey on them, he sat down to dine. First he smelled the amazing aroma and then delicatly balancing one slice of honey laden goodness he parted his lips to taste the tasty pancakes. Then suddenly he heard someone raising an alarm. Another minute, the sound of a blast hit his ears. He left the piece of pancake stuck to the fork, in response to the emergency situation. He was conditioned to grab his suit and with in a fraction of second he was packed in his stinky clothes again. But leaving food on table appeared unmannerly to him. So he hastily ate all the pancakes without tasting them the way he planned earlier, like slowly and patiently. So in another few seconds he was already flying in the air to save many lives.
He reached the spot where explosion took place, which was a laboratory, but luckily no one was hurt majorly. Superman made sure to remove every last person and animal from that building. And after making sure things were safe Superman flew homewards. Down on the empty street, he saw two truants putting graffiti on the walls. He glided down right behind them which startled the boys. Blasting their cans with lazor vision, he looked at them angrily scaring them. As they started begging him for mercy, superman took a promise from them that they would remove the graffiti before he returns. Both boys instantly started working.
Then he head back to home. It was still a perfect day, he was still planning about his to do list. On his way back he thought he would make a call to his mom and later, he might ask for a dinner date from Louis, which he thought would be a the perfect end to a beautiful day. While flying over the big empire of Lex Luther. Right under him Luther was sitting in his chair and devising a plan to rule the world, superman just ignored and passed him to avoid any argument which might ruin his lucky day.
He was two lane away from home when a faint sheik of an elderly woman was heard at a distance. Superman instantly changed his destination and flew to the north. Reaching there he found out it was a false alarm. Grandchildren only surprised their granny and she got excited. But since superman was there grandma made him wait for few seconds till she grabbed freshly baked cookies for him. Thanking her for all the love, superman took off from the ground. Then onwards he kept on flying from place to place helping people. His day began in New York, then he was helping people in India, his noon was in Alaska, evenening perhaps in Egypt and like this, saving the world, he reached back to his own city. When he heard batmobile picking up race on the lonely tracks he finally could think of some rest.
Reaching home at 12, exhausted, he thought about asking louis for dinner, but it was already late for that. Droping every other plan he fell on his bed and made a call to his mother. Bell kept ringing by the time someone pick up the call our beloved super hero was already fallen asleep. His mother heard his snores and smiled on the other side of the phone. She wished him good night knowing that he is fine and missing her mother.
If you have ever wondered how a superhero spends his day then this was all about an ordinary day in Superman’s life. Though, how often he launders his clothes, still remains a mistery for many…