Friday, January 8, 2010


ME:  Grammy, why are you sitting here in the dark?

GRAMMY:  I’m depressed.

ME:  Why?  What happened?

GRAMMY:  Oh, it’s this whole damn save the planet thing.

ME:  (sigh)  It is kind of depressing, what with all the talk of global warming and carbon dioxide emissions and dirty fossil fuels.

GRAMMY:  Oh, shut up.  That’s exactly what I’m talking about.  I’m tired of all the moaning and groaning.

ME:  But Global warming is real, Grammy.  It’s something we have to think about.

GRAMMY:  Why?  How the hell are we gonna save the damn planet when we can’t even save ourselves?  We’re still killing each other for stupid reasons, we don’t take care of our sick and homeless, our damn representatives are too busy fighting each other to do anything good for the people they represent, and we’re gonna save the damn planet?  The Earth’s fine.  It’s been here over four billion years.  It survived asteroid blasts, glaciation, volcanic eruptions, you name it, and it’s still here.  It’s not going anywhere.

ME:  (sigh)  I never looked at it like that.  I guess if anyone’s in trouble, it’s us.  Not the planet.

GRAMMY:  Now you know why I’m so depressed.  We're screwed.

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Diane Mayr said...

Tell Grammy I belong to the same club. We are screwed. In 2009 I finally came to the conclusion that there is no hope for the human race--not as long as greed and power rule. It took me 60 years to figure this out--I'm a slow learner, I guess.

Word Designer said...

'Course, ther'es a lot of hot air being generated ABOUT global warming. You think if they stop insisting its there, things will cool down? Wait! Where'd all this snow come from?

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Barbara said...

Yeah. Not to mention the freezing cold!

Barbara said...

Don't be too pessimistic, Diane. You never know what's around the next corner!