Re: [CarFree] from "How to Say You're Sorry"
but accurate essay on communication skills.
| "I'm sorry that you feel that my air-conditioned car has
| caused hundreds of frog species around the world to go
| extinct and that woodlands that once throbbed with their
| gladsome croaking are now silent, but would you please
| move your bicycle?"
=v= This is hilarious! The author lives in San Francisco, so
I have to wonder whether this is based on a real-life situation.
Some of us S.F. Critical Massers are vehemently pro-frog. I
sent the author a letter inquiring about this and apologizing
for those types of bikers. (This is another form of phony
apology that she didn't cover in her article, heh heh.)
- =v= Oh, and all this frog stuff reminds me of the scene in
_The_Muppet_Movie_ where Kermit's trying to ride down the road
and his bike ends up being squashed:
"That's pretty dangerous building a road in the middle of the
street. I mean, if frogs couldn't hop, I'd be gone with the
-- Kermit the Frog
=v= Also, don't forget Roadkill Bill's new sidekick, Mel the
And what the heck, as long as I'm passing out URLs, here's the
not-so-green part of Germany's red/green coalition griping about
frogs vs. roads: