RECESSION-HIT Britons have revised their lists of ‘things to do before I die’ to make them more realistic.
Old ambitions including skydiving and seeing the pyramids have been replaced by budget-conscious goals like find something worth watching on ITV2 or ‘borrow a dog’.
Builder Roy Hobbs said: I always wanted to ride Space Mountain in Disneyland. Now my dream is to sit in a shopping trolley while my brother pushes it round a car park.
Newsagent Francesca Johnson has also downsized her dreams: I loved the idea of swimming with dolphins, but I’m massively in debt. So last week I lay in the bath while my husband threw fish fingers at me.”
Lifestyle guru Julian Cook advises people on how to harness the power of their dreams: Don’t be too ambitious. For example I wanted a proper job, but Im quite happy doing this load of old shit.
Instead of seeing the Northern Lights, why not try to get a seat on the Northern Line?
“Or instead of writing a book, see if you can balance one on your head.
Before the economic downturn, British males fantasized about sleeping with a movie star. They now hope to marry Katie Price, an ambition most British men are set to fulfil by 2030.