Thursday, February 24, 2005

Butt out, Butthead

Hey, even Achenbach got a drive-by! The busybody wrote the following email on Joel's post about his kids' failure to turn off the lights in the house (I swear I was the same way as a kid, but now I'm the opposite--I turn out lights ALL the time!):

A day after the Kyoto treaty went into effect, with most of the world agreeing to try to prevent further climate change from wasteful emissions of CO2, etc, and this comment about your childrens' lack of education shocks. It should have been quite simple to teach your children in pre-school one plus one equals two: natural resources (for the most part, so far, non-renewable) plus human technology results in household electrical power. In grade one, they could have learned that power generation and usage have side effects on all and should be used respectfully, cleanly, thinking of others, in the same way, I assume, you and your spouse taught them not to do their droppings throughout the house. Shame on them - and on you.

Joel responded somewhat tongue-in-cheek, but I wish he'd made some smartass response to the "droppings" part:

Well, Betsey, we would love to dispose of our children's "droppings," but we've taught them that we need to conserve water, for there is not an endless supply. Since we don't want to teach them wastefulness, but rather only the utmost respect for the other people--like yourself--that we share the planet with, we don't allow them to use the toilet. You see, every flush means one less glass of filtered water for you and your family ...


Blogger Phantom Scribbler said...

LOL! You should try ghosting for Achenblog next time he's out for a nap.

8:50 PM, February 24, 2005  

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