In particular there was a lady who talked about how in the future, buildings may have a kind of exoskeleton that would allow vegetation to grow on the outside and act as a cooling agent, replacing the building’s air-conditioning systems. Wonderful, I thought. What a fantastic idea.
But as with many of these great prophets of things to come, they always go that extra mile and leave their audience behind.
To paraphrase: “There would no longer be any need for cafes, as people working in the building could simply open the window and pick their own salad for lunch.”
Yeah right. Unless you’ve got a schnitzel burger tree growing outside your window, or possibly a BLT bush, you ain’t gonna appeal to the greasy lovin’ masses (so to speak).
And Marge Simpson so aptly put it: You can’t win friends with salad.
One… ~wheeze~… step… ~wheeze~… at a time, please.