The eLFonian has noticed a disturbing practice that is becoming more and more prevalent in modern-day life as living space is increasingly decreasing giving way to accumulation and waste. Could this be a case for permaculture perhaps? It’s a practice that is de-valuing the family car leaving it in isolation and unloved, forcing it to remain outside as its usual habitat becomes cluttered with the trinkets, trash and treasures of its owners. Such an integral part of family life, the car takes us shopping and to work. It transports our children to those weekend sporting matches. It accompanies us on those family picnics and outings. Yet, it is sadly neglected in the driveway when we enter our abodes for those moments of family time and quiet respite at night. Why on Wednesday explores this unsettling modern day development.
Last Week’s Results: Last week we looked at “Why do banks leave vault doors open and then chain the pens to the counters?” The results confirmed suspicions that bank bosses have been trying to increase their employee satisfaction indices by injected moments of light diversion during the day. The top answer reflecting this tactic, “Bank staff enjoy a good laugh watching customers trying to cope with pens on short chains”, received 100% of the vote. You can view the complete survey results here.
This week, The eLFonian casts its gaze on the Gordian knot of the family garage as its door gapes open to reveal the enigma this entrance places on the egress to this edifice of modern day living and asks the question:
Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage?
Perusing the pages of People Magazine while waiting to be called for the eLFectomy procedure which was long overdue and postponed on several occasions due to eLFonian commitments, The eLFonian was able to determine the following reasons this enigma has become so prevalent in the modern era.
Have your say! What do you think? Why do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in our driveways and put our useless junk in the garage? Help Cyberians understand their priorities. Explain to them through your feedback that the family car is a cherished member and should be stored safely within the confines of the family garage. Take a minute to respond to the poll and help them to gain insight on this perspective. Click on your preferred response and then click on “Vote” (one only per reader).
Poll Closing Date: This poll will close at 12:00 UTC (GMT/Zulu) on the Tuesday following publication of Why on Wednesday so be quick and don’t miss out on your opportunity to vote. The results will be published in the next issue of Why on Wednesday and will also be updated in this post after the poll is closed so come back, review the results and leave a comment if you are so inclined.
The Next Why: Next week, The eLFonian attempts to get a song out of its head by considering the sun (it’s been said that confronting an issue head on helps in this regard though maybe not when it comes to the sun). “Here comes the sun, and I say, It’s all right Little darling….”
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