Monday, August 11, 2008
Margie: Edna, I'm getting more confused by the day about these folks talking about going green. Why do they want everything to be green? I don't think that's right.
We have green grass and green trees but I don't want to paint the house green or wear green clothes all the time. Lawsy me, it looks like a government plot of some kind to me. What do you think, Edna?
Edna: I’ll tell you what I think, Margie. I think that what you don’t know could fill a million libraries. Let me try and explain this to you: when people talk about going green, they don’t mean that they want everything to turn green in color, they mean “green” as in planet-friendly. Don’t you watch TV? You can’t even turn on the news these days without hearing someone going on and on about the “green” movement. Maybe if you’d spend less time down in the basement, you’d be more aware of what’s going on in the rest of the world.
Margie: Edna, this is sort of a friendly planet so I don't see that green would make us more friendly. It sounds like an Irish plot to have St. Patrick's Day year round.
I watch TV, Edna, but I hit that quiet button when I hear "green movement." I already need to take salts every day.
Edna: You are trying my patience, old woman! Nobody said anything about wearing green! Good thing, too, it's definitely not your color. Makes you look jaundiced.
You know, we've been going green for years, well before it was fashionable. Our compost heap, fixing what we have instead of buying new, walking places instead of driving. If everyone did things like that, just imagine how much the environment could be improved.
Margie: That's not nice, Edna. I have feelings too.
I guess I see what you're saying. We fix what we have because we can't buy new green stuff and we walk instead of driving because we can't afford gas.
I suppose that makes us friendlier because we talk to more people that way.
Thank you Edna.
Edna: Oh, I give up! I'm not saying anything more, because I'm not feeling particularly "Margie friendly" right now.