My friend J. sums up his Earth Day experience.
"Earth Day Smerth Day. My "energy saver" fridge broke down this morning on earth day. I had to run all around finding coolers, ice, calling a service tech out to fix it, etc. I burned more energy and gas trying to fix my "energy saver" fridge that I actually did more damage. Did some research and talked to the technician and he said the energy saver stuff breaks down all the time. They are not reliable. My energy saver fridge, dishwasher, dryer, water heater, and heating system have all had major repairs in the past 3 years. They are all new by the way. Meanwhile the fridgedair my father bought in 1970 continues to crank along. I think id rather have a fridge that doesnt break down in 30 years and puts a hole in the ozone the size of Idaho than have an "energy saver" fridge that is 3 years old has broken down on me 3 times in the past 3 years. I mean Im an atheist who isnt going to have children so Heloooooooo Fridgedaire!!! So tomorrow Im going to call the old man and get that 30 year old fridge of his, Im going to pick it up in my brand new Hummer and pack it in with baby seals and the fridge, go to Mcdonalds and order a big mac and demand the old style styrofoam container and drink my coffee out of a styrofoam cup!!!! At least I wont lose 300 dollars worth of food in my energy saver fridge. I really need a food saver fridge. "