April 21, 2009, - 3:18 pm

“Go Green for Love”?: Relationship Advice of the Day

By Debbie Schlussel
I meant to post this awhile ago but didn’t get to it. When I saw this relationship “advice” question in USA Weekend, I had to laugh.

Go green for love?
I finally found a guy who loves me completely. The problem? He’s very “green”: crystal underarm stuff, composting, the works. I can’t relate at all, but I try. Should I just go all out and immerse myself in his good causes for the sake of our relationship?
R.V., Oklahoma

My advice:
ICK! Run like hell (in the opposite direction). Crystal underarm deoderant a/k/a “stuff” GUH-ROSS!

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Of course, USA Weekend relationship columnist Dennie Hughes gives the standard, feminist “don’t lose yourself in the guy by taking up his interests.” While I don’t normally agree with that anti-male strategy, in this case, it’s definitely on target.
Still, she goes on with this absurdity:

You’d be surprised, says Kate Harrison, author of “The Green Bride Guide,” by some of the simple ways that you can go green and make your relationship red-hot. . . . Surprise him with a monogrammed cloth grocery bag to help replace plastic.

That’s “red-hot”? Hilarious.
“Monogrammed cloth grocery bag” = PURSE.

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5 Responses

“Surprise him with a monogrammed cloth grocery bag to help replace plastic.”
Uhhh… That’s gaayyy!!

Yiddish Steel on April 21, 2009 at 3:57 pm

Debbie:
This whole green movement has become totally absurd and out-of-control. It’s really bad! Worse than you think.
If the United States institutes a cap-and-trade policy on CO2 emissions, the economic effect will exceed those realized by the collectivization of farming in the Soviet Union. Millions starved as a result of that and millions more… Americans this time… will starve as a result of cap-and-trade.
It disturbs me to see Americans mindlessly uttering things because it’s supposed to be so “cool” and “hip” to be “green”. Making electricity more expensive by taxing CO2 emissions (from generating stations) will directly result in America’s failure to replace petroleum as the prime mover of our transportation system. You know what that means! Yup! More of our money will go to U.S… Uncle Saud.
It’s a shame that people; even your readers, are unaware of the horrific repercussions of the cap-and-trade policy being pushed by the White House and Congress right now.

There is NO Santa Claus on April 21, 2009 at 4:40 pm

Why do I get the feeling that any boyfriend of Kate Harrison’s wouldn’t mind a purse as a gift.

KrazyKafir on April 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Hipsters (the pseudo-males) will go along with the neurosis. The same guys who will buy jeans 4 inches to small for them. Is there any way we can help out by giving this girl a perfect shirt for this quasi-male?
http://laist.com/attachments/la_elise/hipster2.jpg

californiascreaming on April 22, 2009 at 12:40 am

Green bride? What do they advise, consumating the marriage on a bed of rotting compost? Tofu wedding cake with tree bark frosting?
What ever happened to just cleaning up pollution?

Tempus Fugit on April 22, 2009 at 10:53 am

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