Sometimes I get a little frustrated, as I’m sure we all do, with the state of so many things in life moving at seemingly different directions at the same time. Example? Think about Lumber Liquidators (a flooring company) that widely advertises on both NPR (through “under writing,” of course…the NPR crowd would NEVER call it an advertisement…c’mon)…AND the Rush Limbaugh Show. At odds? Covering all bases? Either way, my head spins a bit.
Further examples abound. Last night I saw a group of nursing students assembled in a prking lot (I knew who they were…proximity to educational institution, all wearing scrubs) all busy smoking and eating bags of take away McDonald’s food. Indeed, something there might smack of pulling at the ends of itself, if you catch my meaning.
Or perhaps my realization that a woman at my work DRIVES the 1/4 mile down the street to have lunch at home, rather than walk it on a beautiful August day. (I would say perhaps she has some mobility issues, but she often outpaces me on her trips to the smoking area outside to catch a puff.) And, yes it was warm, but it wasn’t even raining! Oh well.
Perhaps I can find solace in the fact that this morning on one of those wretched morning chat shows i often expose myself to the subject of “babysitting co-ops” came up. That seems like a surprisingly radical concept for “The Early Show” to delve into, but I’m not complaining. Likewise, annoying yuppies getting into Community Assisted Agriculture (CSA) still bolsters CSA. Even if these folks feel the need to throw around terms like “localvore” at least they are doing something, right?