Thursday, July 23, 2009
You know how I know we're a spoiled country? Because we have so much excess water that before I cut my nails, I soak them to soften them. Pathetic, huh. I think if I knew that whatever water I didn't use was being sent overseas to save lives, I'd be less inclined to take such liberties. Can't someone figure out a way to calculate a fair amount of water the average American should consume per month (not just the "hippie/PETA/minimalist" minimum that we need to survive, but a "fair," only slightly spoiled amount) and any amount under that that we go, gets sent to save people from dying of thirst or disease from contaminated water? I mean, there's no specific penalty if you go over; you just have to live with the fact that you're an asshole. But make it easy to do, because as a result of being so spoiled, Americans are also lazy. Someone get to work on this.