People keep congratulating me when they learn it takes me six months to accumulate a load of landfill garbage.
It’s still pollution. Just because people produce a lot more garbage doesn’t make mine any less so. Congratulating someone for accumulating garbage slowly is like congratulating them for kicking a puppy lightly. Kicking a puppy doesn’t deserve congratulations at all.
It reminds me of this Chris Rock bit. He curses says a lot of curses and racial epithets, so only watch if you can handle them. It’s very funny, and illustrates another situation where congratulations are not in order.
Raise your expectations, people!
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