Just a rant, about a story told to me in the midst of fake news causing all kinds of problems.
I was talking to a doctor the other day. He told me an unbelievable thing, but it represents something that’s becoming common now.
He said that his daughter lives in a state where their gardening season is longer. She and her husband were collecting rain water to use on their garden. A neighbor of hers told her she’d better stop doing that, because the president had ruled it illegal to collect rain water.
WHAT! What? How can people believe things that seem so far fetched, and what happened to people checking on things that seem so unbelievable? What has happened to common sense?
There’s a Part 2 to this disgusting story.
The doctor had a representative of a drug company in his office the other day. An intelligent (?) adult, representing a pharmaceutical company, going out to talk to doctors about their products. Somehow they got discussing gardening and the doctor began telling the drug rep about his daughter collecting rainwater. The drug rep said to the doctor, Oh! She’d better stop doing that! The president passed a law making it illegal to collect rainwater!
Seriously. We need to not believe everything we read or hear. I know, it must be true, it was on the internet! Is that our new mantra? Is that all we know, or care about?
There’s a word I like that represents a dangerous concept. Sheeple.