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It has just been Oscar season. The host opens the envelope and the winner is announced. Every year there is the Man-Booker literary prize shortlist. All the scribes are interviewed on posh BBC radio and eventually the winner is crowned. Huge cheques are awarded. Limos and red carpets enter our subliminal souls. Thousands cheer while rivals grind their teeth in bitter angst.
Until a couple of days ago I’d always just missed out on this stuff. Then it happened. Suddenly I was a selected one! ASDA (Walmart) chose me to be on their green “Pulse Of The Nation” forum. I became part of the great discussion on green behaviour and politics. Decades of playing trolley dodgems at ASDA had led up to this moment but I was soon to realize that my style of being green was a pathetic pastel imitation of the real thing. There are some fantastic folk out there.
There are people who buy and sell worms on e-bay. Then you nurture the little creatures on waste in a wormery. Then you separate the droppings from the worm urine and feed it to your veg’. There are people shredding up all the family scrap paper for chicken bedding. I thought I was being good by putting my old clothes in the rag bin. Some folk cut them up and use them a dish cloths. Of course, I’m also a bit of a carnivore and I know that’s not too green.
Once you start hording you just can’t stop
Once I realized that I was more green dwarf than giant I settled down to discuss what happens to pigs’ heads and trotters these days. I did get a bit passionate about misshapen veg. I revealed my tower of old tubs I can’t throw away because they contain other junk I can’t throw away. I also confessed to loving ASDA 3 for £10 deals. Well, you just never know when you’re going to need an extra pack of bacon.
So thank you ASDA for having me and thanks to all the folk who replied to my posts. I came across a fabulous librarian who loves crows and ferrets. People like us have to stick together. I’ve put up a few of the nutty photos I added to my inane comments.
Emma thinx: Against all the odds Time and Destiny chose YOU.