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My Exact Words Were, "Are You Kidding Me?"

Got a (land line) call today that actually looked like something important (we've been having a lot of issues in Chicago, what with Mayor Emanuel trying to fix the school system by destroying it, among other things).

And indeed, the opening words contained "Mayor Emanuel" and "destroying thousands of jobs".

And then came "... by trying to eliminate plastic bags..."

Yes, I was called to join the cause of preventing the loss of our precious plastic bags. Those lovely delicate creations that grace our streets' gutters and flutter in our tree branches.

I too, will mourn them as they join the great auk and the passenger pigeon. Soon we'll only be able to see them at the Field Museum, and Antiques Roadshow will discuss the finer details of the Dominick's plastic bag versus the classic Krogers'.

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lollardfish
Apr. 14th, 2014 10:00 pm (UTC)
I know! So many things to be irked about the mayor. This ain't one.
le_trombone
Apr. 15th, 2014 12:32 am (UTC)
I'm reminded of a time around (I think) the mid-nineties, when robo-calling was being targeted, and there were actual living, breathing humans who were arguing against its regulation because of the thousands of jobs that would be lost.

I think the economy survived it nonetheless.
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