Monday, October 15, 2007

Putting our nation's grass to good use

Honestly, I think this is the first time I've ever seen someone ask people to save the planet by sitting on their butts.

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Talk about a terrific excuse for being lazy.

"Mom, I'm sorry, but I just can't mow the lawn. It's for your own good."

In case you're wondering, yes, the guy appears pretty serious. In addition to having a backyard that looks pretty much the same as the front, he also has a couple signs in his windows that read: "Not to sale to UW at any price. Ever." The property is located right across the street from campus.

UPDATE: Weeks after I posted this, I think I ran into the guy lives on this property. We've never met, and I don't think he knows I photographed his lawn (let alone blogged about it), but on this day - without so much as a "Hi" or "Hello" - he said, rather gruffly, "They won't be driving those gas guzzlers around for long now will they?"

Just, out of the blue. Just like that.

We were crossing paths in a parking lot right across the street from the house that had some likely gas guzzlers parked there, but the lot was mostly empty and there wasn't really anyone else in sight, driving or otherwise.

Then we carried on our merry ways. Of course, it may have been someone else entirely than the guy who lives at the house. But somehow, I doubt it.

2 comments:

The OE said...

Sometimes a covert operative has to go organic for reasons of National security.

Steven said...

There should be another sign on the house that reads,

THIS HOUSE IS NATURALLY CLEANED. ALL DIRT IS TRAMPED DOWN TO FORM ORGANIC CARPET. THE WALLS USE A NATURAL LOW-MAINTENANCE PAINT OF DUST AND GRIM AND THE HOLES IN THE WALLS ARE LOW ENERGY AIR CONDITIONERS.