We subscribe to National Geographic for Kids. I probably won't renew it because my kids don't really read it, and neither do I. But once I was flipping through it and read an interview with Cameron Diaz wherein she discussed environmental issues. It was aimed at kids "doing their part," which I'm all for. Also, for the record, I'm all for Cameron Diaz. She's my age. She's cute and funny. Whatever. I wish her well.
But she went on to say that she actually rinses out plastic wrap after she uses it. I don't believe this for a second! Plastic bags I would believe--but not plastic wrap. Have you ever seen rinsed out plastic wrap? I don't picture Cameron Diaz dealing with rinsed-out plastic wrap. I just don't. Rinsed-out plastic wrap doesn't even cling. It's not worth it to rinse it out. Frankly, I think it's a bold-faced lie.
Which leads me to wonder, is she so out of touch that she thinks rinsing plastic wrap is feasible? Did she mean plastic bags? Does she really wrap her food in clingless, limp, soggy plastic wrap--surely not! Maybe? Does she think the kids who read (or, as the case may be--don't read) National Geographic for Kids won't notice this strange environmental claim? Does she think it will inspire them to make a difference. . . by washing out plastic wrap?
Look, I don't wash out my plastic wrap either--none of us regular people do. You've got nothing to prove, Cameron Diaz! People will love you if you just get a Prius--that seems reasonable for you. Or even if you don't get a Prius. Who cares? I know you think we'll like you more if you say stuff like, "I rinse out my plastic wrap," but we don't--because we just know you are lying. Tell us how much your body wash costs and what all you got for free in your Oscar bag. Maybe we won't love you for it but at least you'll have your integrity.