Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Advertising FAIL

You know how you get home some days and people have shoved various leaflets in your door handle? You may get some information about a neighborhood restaurant and their dinner specials; carpet cleaning information; "help find my missing dog/child" leaflets, etc. Usually you just walk them straight to your file 13.

I got home yesterday to find this stuck on my door:

Y'all. I'm all about free enterprise, for sure. BUT, here are some facts:
  • It hasn't rained in Austin since 1983.
  • Anyone who has seen any local or national news in the last 13 months knows that ALL OF TEXAS IS UNDER A SEVERE DROUGHT WARNING.
  • Lake Travis is at it's 3rd ALL TIME lowest level since it was created (Our MAIN SOURCE OF WATER).
  • It has been >100 degrees for 46 out of the last 49 days.
  • And THIS is what my front yard (THE YARD YOU HAVE TO WALK THROUGH TO GET TO MY FRONT DOOR) looks like:

Now. It would seem logical, to me, if I were distributing these leaflets, that this would be a house I could skip. Come on people. Use your head.


Kay said...

Wow, your yard looks so lush compared to mine. Did you empty out a water bottle on it or something? Been taking nature pees?

(F)redddy said...

They must have thought my yard was Tom & Sarah's. Cuz their yard makes me want to lay down and take a nap.

Jeve (aka John and Steve) said...

ha! that's pretty funny. love the photo of your front yard. at least you have one!