23 Jul 2005 Kathleen Parker: Easy Virtue
This piece by Kathleen Parker is pretty funny:
I hadn’t realized how unaware I was until the woman seated next to me snapped a strip of leather around my wrist and whispered: “This is hottest thing in Hollywood right now.”Looking down, I admired my new adornment. Embossed on the soft caramel leather band were the words “Stop Global Warming.” Almost immediately, I was aware of wearing a bracelet. I was also aware of an unfamiliar warmth. Not the global sort, but that which radiates from one’s Inner Virtue.
I could feel other people in the restaurant looking at me and knew that they knew. As I walked down the street later, strangers glanced discreetly at my wrist, whispering and nodding. Their faces betrayed their thoughts:
“There goeth forth a woman who opposes global warming,” and all were glad.
And soon the planet would cool, and the glaciers would freeze again, and Mother Earth would smile upon her diverse and virtuous children…
Read the rest here.