Wednesday, October 3, 2007

My SUV is greener than your SUV

Last night when Mr. CPA and I went to the gym to continue with our program of torturing our aging bodies improved physical fitness, we found that the large, and usually empty, parking lot near the gym was practically filled to capacity.

For a moment we were alarmed that this meant the YMCA treadmills were at full capacity and we would need to run ourselves around on actual non-moving concrete sidewalks in the rain.

But then we realized that there must be a play or a concert happening at the performing arts center near the ‘Y’.

But it wasn’t either of these things. What was the big event?

A presentation and discussion on the effects of Global Warming.

That everyone had driven to. In their cars. Alone.*

Because nothing stops the ‘Global Warmings ’ like a prominently placed Puget Sound Energy ‘Green Power’ sticker on your SUV.

*and yes, it hasn’t escaped me that driving to gym in order to exercise is at least equally ironic…


Jacqui said...

at least you carpooled! :D

Nimbue said...

Thanks for the morning giggle. Your realization of irony cracked me up. I've been VERY guilty of the same thing, on many occasions. But when you finally get the irony, it makes the experience all the more enjoyable. LOL

Sheepish Annie said...

Heh-heh! I like to think that I offset some of my less-green activities with some that are at least sort of light green...maybe pea-green.

Irony is a beautiful thing, isn't it?