Real Green Lawn Service
"If the ad was real," wrote Frank Winterroth, "I personally think it would be an oxymoron! Lawn care that is truly 'green' should not involve any grass, but low water-consuming low maintenance plants; ones that don't require mowing. Having the wind blow away grass clippings sounds interesting--it might make for a pretty messy city, though."
In all, the ad, which appeared on p. 48 of the July Observer, elicited ninety-three correct responses, including one from the quotable Sonia Zawacki that modesty prevents us from printing here. At least it should. "I have loved (and searched for) the Fake Ad since my now 30-year-old daughter was in middle school--it was one of those mother-daughter activities we looked forward to every month. It is one of the best ideas you guys have ever had, as it makes one look closely at EVERY page (sometimes three, four, five times)."
Much as we love Sonia, Betsy Williams won our random drawing. She's taking her gift certificate to Seva.