Wednesday, August 20, 2008


The problem with human beings is that we tend to think in absolutes rather than comparisons: we imagine that the worst thing that is happening to us right now is the worst thing that could happen to us ever.

Take, for example, the case of the residents of Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, who spent years campaigning against the worst possible evil they thought could befall their neighbourhood: a Wal-Mart.

Eventually they won and Wal-Mart took its store elsewhere. Then the whiny NIMBY bitches got their just rewards.


Anonymous TroyG said...

Ah, the sweet creamy taste of ironic justice.

11:42 AM  
Blogger 2BarRiff said...

I'm living a similar situation to this through work (NIMBYist local councils/resident's action groups etc).

Yay for evil capitalist corporations.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous be.bart said...

Misery is universal

That's why I tagged you.

I'm truly very sorry

3:13 AM  
Blogger Blandwagon said...

You're not sorry at all, be.bart!

My response is here.

11:32 AM  

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