A few months ago I confessed here to being mean to a Greenpeace volunteer. After a few months of peaceful lunchtime comings and goings at the local grocery store near my office, I stopped by this morning to find that Greenpeace is back. This morning a young man suggested “let’s save the rain forest” on my way into the market. My reply of “no, let’s burn it down completely” left him momentarily at a loss for words, enough to let me walk into the store and escape him without further commentary.
Now before anyone becomes alarmed and accuses me of being an eco-terrorist or worse, I mean no harm to the whales, dolphins, tigers, sharks, rain forest, and all their ilk. However, I would like to go in and out of the store I frequent without having some young hipster blocking my trajectory with well meaning ideas to change the world, one species at a time. ESPECIALLY at 8:30 in the morning when I am fueled only by decaf coffee and a protein shake. It’s criminal to have that level of intrusive in-your-face enthusiasm about the planet at that hour of the morning. Just saying.
Yes, I have now surely, officially crossed over into the bitchy middle aged woman phase of life. Hopefully I will return to my normal, mostly sunny self soon. Maybe even after lunch.