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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Carbon footprint my ass


   I must have looked stupid, that is the only thing I can think of. There is no other explanation for how these people really thought I would buy into their program....

Knock knock Hello, sir. I know you, like most of us, are very concerned about he environment.

:Well yes, I am. (Hoping no one realizes the three cars in the driveway belong to the two people in this apartment).

: Our company is here for people like you. Responsible people who want to reduce, if not eliminate their carbon footprint.

Now I am not a complete Jerk. I am all for reducing my carbon foot print and all that shit, but eliminate.... yeah, I am not a vegan tree hugger either.

: For $25.00 a month our company ensures that all the energy you use in your home comes from renewable resources. (Sounds good until my brain actually kicked in)
: How?
She blinked at me for a minute, like she was shocked I would ask. :Well, we make sure all the power coming in to your home comes from wind, or solar power.

:Yeah, but how? As far as I know there is no possible way to separate my power from everyone elses.

: But you reduce your carbon footprint...

:Is the money used to support the growth of renewable energy?

: Well, no, we just... We make sure all the energy you use comes from renewable resources

: So basically on paper I am a good green consumer, but I'm just passing off my carbon footprint to others?

To the girl who I probably ruined her ideal summer job of helping the environment: I really am sorry, but I'm not paying you $25.00 a month to pretend I am helping the environment.
Going green is the new religion.

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    1. I'm not much one for blind faith... and I'm cheap;)

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  2. I am like you, I would want to know how they were going to do this.. nothing wrong in asking:)

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    1. I imagine too many people did sign up without asking though, because she looked confused.

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  3. Funny, no one else thought to ask her the same thing? I never realized the world was really all THAT stupid. But then, I have to remember who voted for that idiot from Texas for President Obama came to the Executive Mansion. Nice job, buddy!

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    1. I wondered the same thing Roger, but she genuinely looks confused, like she thought she explained it.

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  4. What is it with the trend of door knockers asking us to pay a monthly amount? Apparently it isn't enough to screw us over once, they want to do it on a monthly basis with a nice convenient direct deposit.

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    1. It saves them the hassle of hitting us up 12 times a year.

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  5. I don't even give people like that the time of day. Lately I have been getting visits from Nation of Islam proponents. A bunch of confused misguided nerdy black guys dressed like fucking idiots with bow ties. Their job? To sell their stupid Islam newspaper and continue to enrich minister Farrahkan and gain converts. I like to refer to them as the black Jehovah's witnesses.

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    1. Don't even get me started. Got a phone call from my very pissed off mother, JWs tried to convert my almost 14 year old brother today, she was in the bath. They never even asked if his parents were home before asking, "Are you concerned with crime in the wrold today... that was not God's plan...". That just isn't right.

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  6. What a bullshit scheme, it's got to be a scam.

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