March 28 , 2012
HUM HOT LIST
* REST IN PEACE, GERTIE
Despite the fact that she could leap 12 feet out of her pen, outrun the fastest Vermonter, and deliver a lethal blow in under a minute, Gertie the Emu was pretty cute.
* HEY CVPS! JUST GIVE 'EM THEIR 76 BUCKS!
When one is making 190,000k a year or half a mil, or whatever utility high-ups make, it's easy to think that a check to some poor slunk wouldn't make a difference, but guess what?
76 bones, for a lot of rural Vermont folks, will buy a cartload of kidney beans, or help with the exhaust on the '99 Town & Country, or even pay most of the, um, electric bill for the month. Regular people can use the coin right now.
Most people really don't want the weatherstripping, or the future savings as facilitated 20 months from now by an energy expert - they want the cash. Plain and simple. Fair and square.
So hey CVPS, you are already losing the publicity battle; the negatives are adding up. Just send the check. It won't hurt too much.
FIVE CORNERS UPDATE
Dilemma at the Essex Junction Five Corners Light yesterday. We were stuck behind a dump truck with a big sign on the tailgate stating CONSTRUCTION VEHICLE - DO NOT FOLLOW. Yikes! What do we do? If we can't follow it, do we have to turn around? If we follow it, will we be arrested? And who made the rules about not being to follow this truck?
By the time the light changed, the sign on the truck had weathered and was unreadable so we didn't have to worry. Thank God, 'cuz it was just too much to think about on a Sunday.