We have today received from the Department of Building and Housing and the Consumers Institute (obviously a joint effort) a box containing 50 copies of a 41-page, heavy gloss paper, full colour booklet entitled YOUR GUIDE TO A SMARTER HOME, with a letter requesting that we put it on display so our customers can take one if they want to. Free. Courtesy of me and you, the taxpayer. From the 'Introduction' page:Try www.smarterhomes.org.nz for more of the same crap.The Department of Building and Housing and Consumer want to help you to:Lord knows how many they printed and how much it has cost me - I suppose I should be comforted by knowing "this booklet is printed on paper from sustainable forests using elemental chlorine-free pulp."
- reduce your household power/gas bill;
- improve your family's comfort and health at home;
- maintain your property and retain or improve its value; and
- do your bit to reduce the impact on our environment.
Pulp's the bloody word. Crap more like!
Thursday, 16 August 2007
Crap. Please take one.
I've received the following from "Angry Taxpayer," who owns and runs a timber yard in K--- (as they say in Russian novels).