There is No Accounting for Reality
Many local counties, cities and state employees are moving to a four-day work week. The idea is that the employees will work 4 – 10 hour days then not have to commute to work on the 5th. The Natural Resources Defense Council states that one less day of driving to work per week could save a driver upwards of $300 per year in gas prices alone. The Council also claims that driving one less day per week could reduce the global warming pollution and save on energy enough that it would equal heating and cooling our homes for up to two months instead.
I don’t know about anyone else, but I am a full-time worker and if I get a full day off from work during the work week I am not parking my car in the garage and hiding under my covers while the next 24 hours quietly passes by so I can save the planet.
Umm…Hello? I am climbing into my racy red vehicle and making that much overdue trek so I can finally re-order those damn checks during hours the bank is actually open! I can finally get that desperate hair appointment before the kids down the block start cringing every time the creepy witch drives by. I am stopping in at Boy’s restaurant to actually take a look at his face, drink a coke and slip him an extra $20 tip (don’t tell Hubby).
On my day off I can call every F’N service person out there and finally be able to wait around to meet them at my house! Sure I may save some gas, but that means the refrigerator repair guy, the carpet-cleaning guy, the bug killer guy; I am calling them all to DRIVE over and spread some fresh chemicals my way!
Oh yes I am!!
Seriously, you can’t tell me that the Coucil and everyone else on this planet didn’t think of this too?
The so-called “savings” is a total crock o’ shit and we all know it!
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