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Old 08-01-2008, 09:15 PM   #1
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I was at the gas station tonight. Nothing remarkable in that, except there were hand-written signs on the pumps indicating that the card readers weren't working. No big deal; go give my CC to the guy at the counter, and proceed to go fill up.

I go in to pay, and the guy swipes my card. He says, "46 hundred". I look up, and notice that the decimal point is missing from the display that shows the customer what is being rung up. I give a wan smile to acknowledge his joke, and he grins back.

Than the stupidity happens. The twenty-something behind me snorts, and says (quite nastily), "That's the problem with you people. My car doesn't use that much gas in a year! SUV drivers are all just selfish." The counter guy just rolls his eyes.

As I walk back to my Jeep, I look to see what this particular greenie is driving: a new Mustang. Not only that, but she left it running while she ran in for her iced latte.
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you should have called her a name, then flicked a booger on her.
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has nothing to do with greenness. she was just stupid.
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Ignorant tree hugger. Let's hate on something because someone told us it was bad. Nevermind facts/actual knowledge. Who needs that?
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if she's driving a mustang and complaining about gas mileage, she's not a tree hugger - she's just an idiot.
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I have no doubt that she was/is ignorant. That was the point. I also think she believes she's a greenie whether she actually is or not. That's the part that got me. Lip service is more important than actual conservation.

I pay for a sportsman's hunting license (pretty much any game animal) every year, in spite of the fact that I only hunt deer (big game can be bought alone for much less). That alone makes me more of an environmentalist than most people. Where do they think the money comes from to manage wildlife?
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The twenty-something behind me snorts, and says (quite nastily), "That's the problem with you people. My car doesn't use that much gas in a year! SUV drivers are all just selfish."
That's when you hold your pimp hand strong!
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I buy used furniture, used tools, leftover/scrap building materials, etc. I shop at thrift stores, Salvation Army, Goodwill, Value Village, etc. Craigslist is my own personal department store. I'd say I'm pretty "green."

[sarcasm]Surely I jest! I simply MUST eradicate my home of all the perfectly good, functioning items, furnishings, and finishes to replace with something made of a slightly more "sustainable" material to be truly green. True "sustainability" and "greenness" comes from replacing everything, right? [/sarcasm]
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Shoulda turned around and asked her if she swallowed.
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Shoulda turned around and asked her if she swallowed.
Ha, I will have to keep this in mind when I see some dumb people at the bank
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Shoulda turned around and asked her if she swallowed.
sounds like the type that would swollow if you told her its good for her skin
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i'd try to fart if i could

actually i like to do it in department stores and walk down the isle to hopefully get a good reaction when someone walks into it, my wife thinks i'm digusting, and i guess i am but it amuses me
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i'd try to fart if i could

actually i like to do it in department stores and walk down the isle to hopefully get a good reaction when someone walks into it, my wife thinks i'm digusting, and i guess i am but it amuses me
farts are a greenhouse gas.
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A single cow's farts for a year do more damage than most motor vehicles.
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farts are a greenhouse gas.
maybe i should be a charcoal filter on my ***
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She and people like her is without a doubt one of the greatest dangers mother nature is facing. Shoot them now: purify the gene base and fertile the fields at the same time.
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Should have thrown her keys away.
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That's when you hold your pimp hand strong!
so true
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She and people like her is without a doubt one of the greatest dangers mother nature is facing. Shoot them now: purify the gene base and fertile the fields at the same time.

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I love that people think we can/are destroying this Earth.
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