What Wall-E Means to Me
While E.Shrew was in line to get a jumbo diet coke and junior mints, I found us two seats to Wall-E in a packed theatre. I panicked that the Shrew would have a heart attack the moment he saw all the small children who were in attendance. Small children typically tend to annoy the Shrew. Fortunately, these children were quite well behaved and not bratty at all!
The movie gives you a good glimpse of what Earth would be like if we continue on with our wasteful consumerism. The worst part was seeing how the humans evolved. Everytime the humans of the future drank a shake, it reminded me of a certain blogger helping himself to a big smoothee. LOL. Okay...SRSLY... I am not talking about DBud! That would be like cutting off my nose to spite my face.
We both very much enjoyed Wall-E. You couldn't help but cheer for the romance between the robots Eve and Wall-E. After leaving the theatre, every single person should have walked out feeling like a disgustingly fat American consumer. Even I did, and I am NOT fat!
This movie did make me think of the waste I contribute on a daily basis. That would have to be my expensive driving habit. Anytime I drive to New Orleans to play Monte or Tom in tennis, it costs me $24 of gas. That's very indulgent of me considering I do it 1-2 times a week.
I then began to wonder why I didn't carpool with my dad or my oldest brother. They only live a few hundred yards away from me, and we all travel to the same workplace five days a week in three gas guzzling American made vehicles. I could definitely save some money (and our environment) by sharing a ride each day. It would be so simple to do.
Just thinking about, I would probably save money on food costs as well. Since I couldn't drive anywhere for lunch, it would force me to pack a sandwich for work instead of frequenting the many local restaurants near my workplace. A sandwich costs a lot less than the $12-$18 I typically spend daily on lunch.
Hmm? I could help the environment AND save money. That's a WIN WIN situation to ponder.