Tonight, when I was waiting to pick up Lydia, Matt and his parents at the train station, I came across a truly ancient phenomenon. Or so I thought anyway. Would you believe that three out of five drivers had their car engines running for at least 15 minutes whilst waiting for their passengers to arrive from Melbourne. WTF I thought!
I could not believe that people have money and the planet to burn. It was not like it was that cold that they had to be wrapped up in climate controlled comfort. I stood outside, leaning on the hybrid with a jacket on, waiting for my guests to arrive. I was so angry and livid!
What a waste of petrol and diesel, with so much CO2-e just being pumped into the atmosphere by their stupid behaviour! I thought that this kind of habit went out with the last oil peak. People obviously forget so quickly. I hope they get their just deserts next time around when their 4x4’s cost them an arm and a leg to run. Rock on $2 a litre petrol. Bloody planet killers! (a bit harsh I know, but that is how I feel. I just wanted to throw rocks at them and tell them to wake up to themselves, but apparently I might get arrested!)
Why is the average Australian not waking up to the damage they are causing though their everyday actions? Is it that hard to grasp, or are they just so bloody lazy to change before it is forced upon them? Who knows the answer.
All I know is that it makes my blood boil when I see such waste! Wake up numbnuts! Turn your car off when waiting for more that a minute or so. It costs you money and the planet for the rest of us!