As I was walking out of the pizza place where I had lunch, I overheard two ladies. Seemed like one of them was meeting the other after some time, or for the first time or something. Point is, she did not know which car her friend was driving.
As they were walking, the ‘guest’ asked her friend which was her car. And the friend pointed in a general direction and said that one. The most noticeable car in that direction was a shining Hummer. So this ‘guest’ lady asked ‘What? The Hummer?’. And I did not like the response: ‘Yea, right. If only I could afford it’
Wrong answer lady. What you should have said is ‘Are you kidding me? A gas guzzler like that? No way. I would never.’
Perhaps even something sarcastic like ‘The American troops need something like this in Iraq, I don’t need a tank to get groceries.’
It is about time we realize the worthlessness of gas guzzlers like Hummer (1, 2 or 3). It is about time we consciously made a decision to spare the environment. Neglect will only make life more and more difficult for us when we are older, and definitely our kids when they grow up.
It is tough to make someone understand today that what they are doing is spoiling the earth because it is not clearly visible to their eyes at this moment. And of course, scientific studies and results will only be garbage to them. But the more we read, the more we understand.
Spare the earth. Stop driving cars that guzzle gas.