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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Jung Woo’s Pick:
Just one of my more favorite pieces of writing by friend and fellow member Kitsune Tsuki. Take a look-see! I’m sure you’ll see what I mean ^-^

My friend July is one of those people that always seem to find a cause to support. Don’t get me wrong, she’s a great person. But some of her pet projects can leave a person scratching their head and saying, “Huh?”

One of her latest projects involved chaining herself to a fence outside of a tire manufacturing plant. She tried to convince me that it was because of their company policy involving the use of imported materials. I tried to explain that they needed to import some of the materials, as we just don’t have the resources here in the US. It didn’t quite make it through to her, which really isn’t bad at all, because she soon gave up on the project as soon as she found out that she wouldn’t get media coverage.

Things were quiet with July for a while, but someone said she got that look in her eye again. That look that says, “I smell a cause in need of attention.” I’m glad that I was told about it because it had to be the lamest cause ever. July was protesting the use of a certain personal grooming product. Yes, July was forming an anti-comb movement.

I still don’t know how or why this idea got into her head, but soon she had printed out thousands of flyers and was handing them out on the street to whoever got within her personal space.

I really don’t know how long she planned on keeping this going, but I do know it was beginning to become an embarrassment to a lot of people that I considered friends. One of them came up to me and said, “Kit, you gotta stop July before she gets arrested or something. I’ll pay you a million dollars to slap some sense into her.”

I thought about it for a moment or two. I really could use the money, but I just couldn’t justify taking that type of cash to try to knock some sense into a dear friend. “Ken,” I said, “I appreciate the offer, but I’m afraid I must decline. Slapping sense into July is something I’ll gladly do for free.”

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