A conversation I had with The Mr in the car yesterday:
Me: Oooo… pretty sunset. It’s so weird to think that it’s all just pollution.
The Mr: What are you talking about?
Me: The sunset. The only reason it’s all colorful and pretty is because of pollution.
The Mr: No it isn’t! It’s just the angle of the sun causing all of those colors.
Me: Yeah. The angle of the sun reflecting light through all of the poison in our atmosphere. Did you really not know this? You love science! And the environment!
The Mr: Are you serious? This whole time I’ve been admiring sunsets and they’re really just all made up of poison?
The Mr: Well… that’s terrible! Now I can’t enjoy a sunset anymore!
Me: Why not? It’s still pretty! Think of it this way: there’s an upside to everything. Even pollution.
The Mr: No. No! That’s like saying “Hey, come look at this gorgeous painting, isn’t it amazing?” and then finding out that all the paint is just blood splatters from a gruesome murder.
Me: Well… when you put it that way.
We drove in silence for a minute.
Me: You know, the color of the sky kind of looks like a big wash of blood now that you’re saying it. Huh. I still think it’s pretty.
The Mr: You’ve ruined everything for me now.
Later on, The Mr did some research and it turns out that I’m not totally right about this fun fact, but I’m also not totally wrong either? I don’t know, he started talking all sciencey to me and I zoned out a bit if I’m being honest.
Just goes to show that you can’t trust everyone you meet who says they know science.
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