The 4x4s that Ate Connecticut

… Or, Why We Can’t Find Our Car in our “Green” State

Connecticut is a “blue” state which means that it generally votes democrat. It’s full of “liberals” running around shopping at Trader Joes and farmer’s markets, buying organic and bringing that GREEN hue to every statement they make.

Hence the theme for today’s eco-rant, brought to you in images, for economy’s sake.

See the empty spot between the SUVs? 

So here’s what we saw in the parking lot one day in Mystic, not long after our return to the States.

Look Closer!

So to all you Americans out there who look at this photo and say “What? An empty parking spot?” you should know that all your Euro friends are GOGGLING right now… and here’s why.

A optical illusion created by SUVs

Ah HAH! It is NOT, in fact, an empty parking space.

That first photo is merely a trick shot of our adorable Honda Fit (what they call the “Jazz” in other countries), from a peculiarly informative angle.

Just when you think this whole green party is getting a little too wild, you find yourself surrounded by the “I have to drive it! It’s for the safety of my child” brigade.

By the way, you can get two adults, two car seats and ALOT of crap from Costco in that Fit. All for a mere 40 mpg.

Elizabeth Howard

Elizabeth writes literary non-fiction, haiku, cultural rants, and Demand Poetry in order to forward the cause of beautiful writing. She calls London, Kansas City, and Iowa home. 


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