A few months ago, I posted this story about a company that sells “Car/SUV guilt reduction” — that is, for $30-$80 depending on vehicle type, they will sell you a bumper sticker and claim they are using the money to offset your car’s pollution. After expenses, of course, which no doubt includes a salary for whoever thought this thing up — and a target profit margin that exceeds that of the oil companies.
It’s basically like selling indulgences, which got a certain other religion (i.e., not Environmentalism) into trouble almost 600 years ago.
Well, people are actually buying them. Or at least, one person who works in my building bought one. I saw the bumper sticker in the parking garage this morning.
Which just goes to show — some people will buy anything. And that I will never be rich, because I can never figure out what “anything” people will buy.