Water Wars And I Woke Up On The Wrong Side Of Bed

Redlands, California
August 27, 2015 2:31pm CST
I was going to do a less serious post, but read a news report, and realized I am grumpy. I just woke up on the wrong side of the bed. It happens. Anyway, the news agencies here In California have been shaming people who have been purposely stealing or just using to much water. The latest victim is celebrities in general. I am not a fan of shaming. I do not think it works. It just makes people more determined to be set in their ways. That is why over half of the comments on the news report seemed to not care or support the celebrities water use. As long as they had the money to pay for the fine for using extra water. You know because money solves everything. Have a problem just throw some money at it. You want to get away with something, but is against the law for most mere mortals. Throw some money at it. Basically, saying to the rest of us stooges that they earned it by working harder. So they deserve special privilege. Meanwhile, the people making minimum wage working two to three jobs. You just need to work harder and learn how to abuse the system better. Then you can also have a huge house where most of the rooms are nothing more than storage. A huge yard with greed plush grass and huge swimming pools filled to the top with clean water. Just made me grumpy because I learned that double standards are allowed by working and working poor people themselves. They are the ones that allow themselves to be taken advantage of by backing the people who are the ones sticking it to them. Making their lives much harder than it needs to be. When and if the water rums out here in California. The working and working poor will be the first to run out of water. Simply because they said just grease us up and we will look the other way. Now they have money for an extra week to make ends meet or to go blow at the local bar. In the mean time the problem did not get solved and was made worse. This fake superficial mindset is enough to make a man grumpy.
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@much2say (39824)
• United States
27 Aug 15
It's crazy right? I suppose with the size/kinds of properties celebrities own, they actually do need a lot of water to keep their lush landscapes up - and even if they do get caught with over usage during the drought, they have the means to fix it - yep, money patches it up good and quick, lucky for them while the rest us have to think/work harder. I don't blame you for being grumpy!
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• Redlands, California
27 Aug 15
Thank You. At least someone can see where I am coming from. I usually get slammed for these type of posts. That I am just jealous and need to focus more on improving my own life. It is kind of hard when over half of the people here are not being practical. Raising the prices on everything and wasting all of our resources where one can improve their life.
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@jstory07 (68373)
• Roseburg, Oregon
27 Aug 15
I hope California does not run out of water.
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• Redlands, California
27 Aug 15
I hope not either, but with these people it is not looking good.
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27 Aug 15
I heard that about California a while ago. How unfortunate would that be if that really does happen. I hope your day gets better fast!
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• United States
28 Aug 15
This post is understandably grumpy friend. Of course, everything you say is right on. The poor are being crushed by the system period. I agree.
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@GardenGerty (100504)
• United States
28 Aug 15
I think that would make me grumpy as well. I know that drought comes and goes in California, but sometime it may just come and stay.
@divalounger (2252)
• United States
28 Aug 15
I am in the bay area. And water is a huge issue. I am hoping for rain this winter, but even if we get a lot of rain, we are so far far in the hole--it does make me grumpy as well!
@LadyDuck (164103)
• Switzerland
28 Aug 15
Now that I have read your discussion I understand why you feel grumpy. You are perfectly right, rich people waste water in their pools and to water their lawn and it is a shame.
@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
28 Aug 15
I would be grumpy too after hearing about that. I think they should be held by the same standards as the rest of us but we know that won't ever happen as money talks.