the government should be in Ottawa and not my bedroom
In fact, I had a mini-deep thought this morning on the way to work.
Our Canadian government in it's deep wisdom, has within five years made incandescent light bulbs illegal. Their plan is to push everybody to using the energy conserving fluorescent bulbs. My concern is that this will cause a major decrease in our national birth rate. We will go from reproducing our 1.2 children per couple, to just .2 children per couple. Less babies mean less people paying taxes so I can collect my pension.
You see, it's been my experience that fluorescent bulbs don't work well at all with my lamps in the bedroom, mainly because they are on a dimmer switch. This is so that I can read with low light beside my bed, while Lauralea is sleeping soundly.
Alternatively, the low lighting in the room can be used to set a mood, or, to hide just enough wrinkles to make me interesting.
What happens when its all, full bore, all on, harsh fluorescent lighting. Think, your last visit to the indoor swimming pool. Do you want that unflattering lighting in your bedroom, or dinning room, or living room? I think not.
Libidos across the country will be dropping faster than the temperature in January.
And thus our national birthrate will decrease. And I won't get a pension.
Whomever was it who said the Government should stay out of the bedroom may have had a point in this case.