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Wood is good December 13, 2005

Posted by Matsu in Humor.

Today, while driving to work, I found myself behind a car with a bumper sticker proclaiming, “Wood is good!” Well, it’s hard to argue with that. But, then I began to think about it. Why would someone have such a bumper sticker? Do they think there are people in the world (or maybe in the same city) that believe for some reason that wood is bad?

Maybe that’s it. The person sporting that bumper sticker felt passionate about their position and was trying to combat the growing wave of popular opinion that wood is no longer good.

I’m not sure why anyone would think wood was not good for you, unless they tried to eat it. That can’t be good for you and it certainly wouldn’t taste good. Can you imagine people who treat wood like vegetarians treat meat? What is the word for a person who refuses to use wood? I wonder, would they like meat and hate vegetables, too?

If that driver was pro-wood does that mean he (or she) was promoting wood products and using wood as a building material? If so, then it would almost seem they were in favor of cutting down trees and deforestation. That would be ironic. Maybe they should get a sticker that said, “Wood is good, cut down more trees!”

What’s next? A billboard telling people that plastic is good? Wait, I think I’ve seen that already. Did it make me buy more plastic products? Not necessarily. Though, I do use a lot of products that are made out of plastic and it seems to be a popular material in my car and around my office. Maybe the plastic industry has been so successful in their pro-plastic campaign that people have stopped using wood and it’s hurting the lumber industry. That’s why they started the “Wood is good” slogan.

So, do your part, eat more wood!



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