[…] Prius ownership. Like the time I was washing it and some guy comes biking by the house and yells, “Stop wasting water!” Or the lack of Prius comradery. Even though I may have complained about “The Jeep […]
I was going to go post a long answer as to why you should have told him to mind his own freakin’ business and then I read Joel’s reply. He said everything I wanted to say and added the Fight Club reference for good measure.
My mom washed my dad’s car with Windex many years ago and it really messed up the paint on his new Alfa Romeo, so I’ll pass on that one. My son does help and he likes to but he wasn’t around…my best to ya’ll!
You can’t win. This is Floriduh. There’s always some douchebag trying to get everyone to conform to his or her standards because living here is supposed to be a 24/7 vacation and god forbid anyone do anything to invade their personal space or upset their harmony. If you live on this planet, you’re a drain on its resources no matter the amount. I suppose that dickwad was riding back to his teepee in the forest? Ask him how many different natural resources were used to design, build, and transport his bicycle. How many polluting factories and vehicles contributed to getting that bike in his possession? Monstrous construction equipment was used to mine the metal in his frame. Those drills and dump trucks don’t run on sunshine and rabbit farts. Any plastic on the bike can be traced back to petroleum oil wells. People are idiots and don’t realize they’re just as much of a problem as everyone else.
Next time tell him to mind his fucking business and then give him a nice spritz from the hose (a la Fight Club).
Random thought. Maybe I can be like the old skool college professors who have 20 year old Volvo’s that have never seen a wash. Eh, probably not. I don’t use a lot of water. Probably just a random hater passing by. I just hit “block” on him and report for spam.
Take it to a car wash… Like that you’re also stimulating the economy by having other folks wash it for you. Job security for the poor guys washing the car. Or tell the guy on the bike that chicks dig guys with clean ‘cars’ 😉
Unless you’re teaching your son a lesson in responsibility or enjoying yourself washing your car, use the one at the gas station. I think they do a better job with less water and less elbow grease and don’t require you to wash your clothes afterward and takes less time.
However, I’d have probably told that guy to shut the fuck up, and to mind his own business. Oh, and I don’t find non-hybrid cars to be evil and can’t justify the extra spend to balance the gas spend difference savings over a regular lease period either. I’ll do what I can, but I don’t believe the planet is collapsing from every direction which you hear about every night on CNN.