“ Beep, beep, beep-- ”
“ Oh, damn, there is another traffic jam on the highway. ” Mike complained.
“ Yeah. At present, with the rapid development of society, more and more people have private cars. That certainly causes massive traffic jams! ” Jane answered tranquilly.
“ --Beep ”
“ That is so terrible! I am really tired of the traffic jams! ” Mike said maddeningly.
“ Except for the traffic jams, do you know what the other serious consequences that the private cars could bring? ” Jane questioned.
“ I know that driving cars will produce tail gas. And the tail gas will pollute the air. ”
“ You are right. But you are still not to the most significant point. The tail gas will not only pollute the air, but also damage our health. For instance, tail gas can make the function of your respiratory system out of balance. And it can make you suffer from seriously visible infected skin lesions. In addition, do you know acid rain? Acid rain can cause soil acidification. And it even can destroy the buildings. The tail gas can also cause that rain. ” Jane said in earnest.
“ Really? You must be kidding me! I can not believe that. ” Mike still can not believe that terrible truth.
The day was getting more and more dark. The awful day eventually ended. Everything was slowly getting into a deep sleep. But the heavy and still day outside as if to forecast what would happen in the future of this moment.
All of a sudden, “ Boom, boom, boom-- ”
There was thunder and lighting, and torrential rain. The rain was falling steadily, without pause. As a consequence, vehicles bogged and bridges washed out. Most of the things had been washed away. But why the sculptures became riddled with a thousand of wounds? Why the buildings toppled down too? Why the trees fallen leaves? Why the rainwater tasted sour? Why these happened?
That was so dreadful! Were these true? I could hardly believe what I have seen! The world changed a lot. Everything had gone. Starving people filled the land. Oh, my god! That was so horrible. What was I supposed to do about that?
Since our houses had been destroyed, where could we go? I had no idea about that. Therefore, I wandered around in order to find someplace to stop over. But finally I failed. I did not know what else to do. Looking around the land of desolation, I despaired for the future.
Suddenly, a phone was ringing a tinny but familiar ring.
“ Hello, this is Mike speaking. What is the matter? ” Mike said in a weak voice.
“ Hey, Mike, this is Bob. It is a lovely day. Let us go out to have some fun! How about a self-driving trip? ” Bob answered with excitement.
“ Not very well. Bob, afterwards, how about taking public traffic to go out as much as possible? ” Mike said in a low voice.
“ Last night, I dreamed that it rained. And the rain, when it came, was intensely acid. The grave consequences that the acid rain brought really made me seriously depressed. ” Mike continued.
Yes, although it turned out that it was just a dream of Mike! He was still frightened into cold sweat.