cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
The continuing drought has been interesting as we were placed on a restricted use of water for lawns, and so on. We were all placed on our honor so far as observing the rules laid down to help conserve water.
Driving around the community, it became apparent that some were either uninformed or simply didn’t think the rules applied to them and to their lawn. The bright green grass in one lawn certainly stands out when contrasted to that the color of straw on the lawn next door.
I wonder what both lawn owners think of the other in such situations. Are there hard feelings? I suspect there might be since one is abiding by the rules and the other is not. One has straw for grass and the other has the regular green grass of spring. Does one think the other the fool for complying? Or does the one not complying even think about not complying?
The pattern around trees is quite pronounced and there is some watering of trees that seems to cover virtually the entire lawn. Again, some are abiding by the rules and others seem above those same rules.
Now we learn that there will be penalties assessed for people who violate the rules, so apparently there wasn’t sufficient voluntary compliance thus the enforcement ‘thing’ had to be invoked.
It will be interesting to see how many green lawns there continue to be now that it could cost quite a bit of money beyond mere water bills. The strange sound of a lawn mower will be a dead giveaway since most of us haven’t mowed our lawns for at least two weeks.
We humans are interesting creatures.