Happy Earth Day! ….?!?! :S
My “BFF” refriended me on facebook. I don’t know what kind of gesture this was supposed to be, but it has allowed me another glimpse into the world of these willfully ignorant “yuppies” that care more about how high they live in a highrise building than the lives of their “BFF”s, as I have no face-to-face conversation with them anymore. As I just commented in a reply to a message, all of these individuals went to extremely prestigious universities – Ivy League, or Canada’s wannabe Ivy League (McGill, Queens, University of Toronto more and more these days )…some have gone on to do MBAs at Cambridge!
Seen on the “news feed”:
BFF: Happy Earth Day! (although it should be 365 days a year)
SWM#1: I thought that was back around Easter? I only get one birthday, so does Earth.
BFF: Now, now SWM#1, don’t be so selfish! PS. there’s a cool documentary on National Geographic tonight – Shark Eden. I’m stoked. You’d like it, too!
SWM#1: I love sharks! I watched the Cove this morning and wept for the dolphins, thats my earthy contribution.
SWF#1: I have basic channels. What other exceptional sacrifice can one do on this special day aside from watch TV?
SWM#1: Well I suppose you could go for a nice long drive and enjoy nature.
SWM#2: or give some of that gasoline back to the earth and start a big fire
BFF: You guys are horrible… how about try not to use your dishwasher today, or the printer, bring a mug to Starbucks and open your blinds to survive on natural heat! Although watching TV is not green, education is probably the most important thing to make a difference.
Scars : How about skipping starbucks because it’s essentially “blood coffee” that is devastating the last rainforests on earth? They’ve got plantations everywhere…Africa, Asia, South America. Damn. Not in B.C. though, so we can all sleep sound?
Since when do people here use their heat except for during the coldest times at winter?! I’m sorry, I … See Moreguess I just find this bizarre given that the part of Japan I lived in – near Tokyo – has a similar climate to Vancouver and there are no such things as electrical or other heating systems in homes…people just bundle up for a couple weeks of the year. A couple of extra blankets are equally useful as electric heat, whoever could have imagined… Kind of them to do so, considering the city of Tokyo is home to the equivalent population as that of Canada. Especially to all of you up on the ??th floor – since I’ve moved up to the *4th* in January (pretty low on the highrise prestige level, though I don’t live in a high rise, but an “East Van penthouse” – you know produce around here, as we enter summer, is 1/3 of the price that it is in the West End and much more is actually “local” out here? “Real” Italian ingredients and gourmet spreads that would be $20 at “urban fare” go for about $3 here hahaha) I haven’t even thought about turning the heat on once! LOL
People are so obsessed with the “comforts” they have grown up with, not realizing that on the long term, continuing this obsession will lead to a lot of DIScomfort.
Let’s be a little more radical than using “energy efficient bulbs”, folks!
Scars: How about trying not to use your dishwasher for….*gasp*…a month!
SWF#2: Or another way to celebrate would be to come to my vintage shoe sale and be part of a sustainable fashion solution! 430 HOMER ST. I LOVE HEALTH SHOP. DO IT!
Scars: Sounds cool, where do the proceeds go to?
I already know the answer, hehe. To you. I’m truly sorry that I will not be in attendance .
Sigh. I can’t believe people my age, an incredibly large group of them, live this way. It makes me nauseous and it makes me want to hide under the covers and pretend the world doesn’t exist. More so, it makes me angry, it makes me want to fight, it makes me wonder if there is any way to get it through the thick sculls of these young, extremely privileged “adults” that a world exists outside of theirs…