HomeDepot Eco Options : The Paradox of Suburbia
I just stopped by the local Home Depot and saw an end-of-aisle promotion for their new Eco Options campaign. The other half of the end cap was a sale on bulk size Round-Up(tm) weed control / vegetation annihilator. It was surreal to see these things next to each other, almost like a Dada art installation by the store planners.
Funny thing is I’ve been on both sides of that coin myself… it’s the paradox of living in suburbia in our more “enlightened” age. You want to be a good person (or at least, alleviate some of the guilt that haunts you as you drive 10 miles to buy a gallon of milk), but you also want to kill those infernal weeds dead (it’s a bit early in the season for that, mind you… let the stuff grow a bit, will ya?).
My bluetoothless special Luddite edition Nokia phone doesn’t have a camera on it, so I’ll have to go back to Home Depot and get a picture of this.
Ok, here ya go:
Photo taken in Norwood, MA 4/22/07
(c) Copyright 2007… if you want to use this photo, let me know, will ya?