Feb. 4th, 2006

gemfyre: (Stop being stupid!)
Well, I did my good deed for the day. I stopped at Madora Beach for lunch, and as I was leaving a Commodore pulls up. Two guys and a girl get out, light up cigarettes, let their dog out of the car and proceed to climb the fence and tramp over the dunes to get to the beach. About 5 metres away is a path to the beach and a sign saying "Dogs prohibited". Right near where they climbed the fence is another sign about how the dunes are protected.

I left a slip of paper under their windscreen wiper - "Dogs prohibited. Dunes protected. Please learn to read." I felt good about it. I don't doubt they would have dropped their cigarette butts in the dunes or on the beach.

Open letter to smokers

How many of you have dropped butts anywhere but and ashtray or bin? C'mon, be honest. Did you realise that every time you do that you are dumping toxic waste and creating a fire hazard? Feel proud of yourself?

And most of it have known about it for a long time but I now officially diagnose "Commodore Disease". Def. : The inability to drive properly and politely caused by getting behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore or closely related vehicle. Symptoms include speeding, tailgating, weaving through traffic, littering, impatience, lack of indicating and being just plain stupid on the roads.
gemfyre: (Stop being stupid!)
Well, I did my good deed for the day. I stopped at Madora Beach for lunch, and as I was leaving a Commodore pulls up. Two guys and a girl get out, light up cigarettes, let their dog out of the car and proceed to climb the fence and tramp over the dunes to get to the beach. About 5 metres away is a path to the beach and a sign saying "Dogs prohibited". Right near where they climbed the fence is another sign about how the dunes are protected.

I left a slip of paper under their windscreen wiper - "Dogs prohibited. Dunes protected. Please learn to read." I felt good about it. I don't doubt they would have dropped their cigarette butts in the dunes or on the beach.

Open letter to smokers

How many of you have dropped butts anywhere but and ashtray or bin? C'mon, be honest. Did you realise that every time you do that you are dumping toxic waste and creating a fire hazard? Feel proud of yourself?

And most of it have known about it for a long time but I now officially diagnose "Commodore Disease". Def. : The inability to drive properly and politely caused by getting behind the wheel of a Holden Commodore or closely related vehicle. Symptoms include speeding, tailgating, weaving through traffic, littering, impatience, lack of indicating and being just plain stupid on the roads.
gemfyre: (Coconuts)
I'm going to die of skin cancer.

Why can't they invent a sunscreen that
- is easy to apply (none of this "so many spoonfulls per inch of skin, spread in a layer, don't rub in, apply 30 minutes before going into the sun").
- isn't slimy.
- doesn't smell funny.
- doesn't irritate my skin.
- doesn't sting my eyes?

Then I'd be more studious about applying it.

I mean, I know it's irrational. The inconvience of cancer far outweighs the inconvenience of applying sunscreen. But I always think to myself, "Oh I can just take a cold shower and put aloe on it." (Which is a lot more pleasant to apply). I also often don't know half an hour beforehand if I'm gonna be in the sun.
gemfyre: (Coconuts)
I'm going to die of skin cancer.

Why can't they invent a sunscreen that
- is easy to apply (none of this "so many spoonfulls per inch of skin, spread in a layer, don't rub in, apply 30 minutes before going into the sun").
- isn't slimy.
- doesn't smell funny.
- doesn't irritate my skin.
- doesn't sting my eyes?

Then I'd be more studious about applying it.

I mean, I know it's irrational. The inconvience of cancer far outweighs the inconvenience of applying sunscreen. But I always think to myself, "Oh I can just take a cold shower and put aloe on it." (Which is a lot more pleasant to apply). I also often don't know half an hour beforehand if I'm gonna be in the sun.
gemfyre: (MLP crack)
[18:53] Cosmos713> Then there was the time I was rooting through a bin of toys, and caught sight of pink pony feet. I figured it was Cotton Candy. Then I saw the price on the foot - $3 and thought "I'm not gonna pay $3 for Cotton Candy!"
[18:54] Cosmos713> Then I got her all the way out and discovered it was the Australian alternate of Rose, the birthflower
[18:54] Thadeous> ah cool
[18:54] Cosmos713> I later needed money so I sold her for around $200
[18:54] Cosmos713> that was nice

I'm hoping for more of this.
gemfyre: (MLP crack)
[18:53] Cosmos713> Then there was the time I was rooting through a bin of toys, and caught sight of pink pony feet. I figured it was Cotton Candy. Then I saw the price on the foot - $3 and thought "I'm not gonna pay $3 for Cotton Candy!"
[18:54] Cosmos713> Then I got her all the way out and discovered it was the Australian alternate of Rose, the birthflower
[18:54] Thadeous> ah cool
[18:54] Cosmos713> I later needed money so I sold her for around $200
[18:54] Cosmos713> that was nice

I'm hoping for more of this.

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