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Kafka was an optimist
« on: July 18, 2014, 07:29:45 PM »

From the "no good deed goes unpunished" department:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/07/18/california-couple-faces-fine-for-brown-lawn-after-complying-with-water-saving/

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LOS ANGELES   Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don't know whether they're being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws.

On the same day the state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the threat of $500 fines, the Southern California couple received a letter from their city threatening a $500 penalty for not watering their brown lawn.

It's brown because of their conservation, which, besides a twice-a-week lawn watering regimen, includes shorter showers and larger loads of laundry.

Any day now, the city of Glendora will be asking them to fill out a 27B/6.

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"My friends in Los Angeles got these letters warning they could be fined if they water, and I got a letter warning that I could be fined for not watering," Whitney said. "I felt like I was in an alternate universe."

You are in an alternate universe.  It's called California.
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