How come the homeowner is constantly being encouraged to turn off extra lights and keep the fridge door closed (both good things I guess), but you go outside on "Earth Hour" and every business in the neighbourhood that's been closed for hours has their multi-light bulb signs on and they'll be on all night. Heck when you're outside at night in a commercial area it's bright enough to play football. Meanwhile, while I'm closing up my fridge as fast as I can, the local grocery store doesn't even have a door on their freezers let alone their fridge! Something's not right here people.
I say that if your business is not open then your sign should be off and all grocery store fridges and freezers should have a door that closes. A glass door like many stores do should be mandatory before they start bugging me about my habits.
Now for the Anecdote...
Speaking of fridges, I'm told that beer will stay good pretty much forever, if you keep it in the fridge. My Dad, who sadly passed away this week, was not a beer drinker. He also didn't keep his beer in the fridge. Why did a non-beer drinker have beer you ask? Well each summer when we were on vacation in Parksville, he and the other dads at the beach would have numerous contests (soccer, cards, croquet, horseshoes, etc.) and the stakes were a beer. Whatever beer he had leftover would be stored in the basement and the next summer my father would dutifully pack the case into the car with all our other Parksville gear. The opposition could be heard proclaiming on the first day of vacation, "We better not win anything early on or we'll have to drink Showers' skunky beer."