At what point does going “green” become too costly, both financially and emotionally?
Here’s how Kaukab would answer that question:
1. Why you charge so much for deeze tomatoes? Silly! What, you dirt more special den mine!? Ah, c’mon, you dink I born yesterday!?
She has a point, even if it lacks a certain political correctness about it.
For all the talk about “green” this and “green” that, I have to admit, I’m a bit unfazed about the whole matter. Everything has become a point about “going green.” So much so, that even feminine products have to advertise about it!
Well, I don’t want to “be” green. I just want to go about my day: re-using my plastic grocery bags; planting herbs and small garden veggies; running several errands on the same day to save gas, and countless other daily activities that I’d rather not talk about. In other words, just do the things that countless generations before us, like Kaukab’s, did everyday.
Living “green” for her wasn’t some modern-day, altruistic choice. It was a necessity.
So, before you consider buying that $2.49lb. “heirloom” tomato from your local grocer, ask yourself this: “What would Kaukab do?
That’s right. Put that pretty tomato back . Your dirt is plenty special enough.