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"The Green thing" by my friend billy...Over 40 you can relate!


My Friend Billy from my E- Commerce Business, Site Wrote This;

I believe every one over 40 and older can understand this!!!

> The Green Thing 
> > 
> > Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much 
> > older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic 
> > bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized and 
> > explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days." 
> > 
> > The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation 
> > did not care enough to save our environment for future generations." 
> > 
> > She was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in our day. 
> > 
> > Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to 
> > the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and 
> > sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and 
> > over. So they really were recycled. 
> > 
> > But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day. 
> > 
> > Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused 
> > for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was 
> > the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This 
> > was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by 
> > the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to 
> > personalize our books on the brown paper bags. 
> > 
> > But, too bad, we didn't do the "green thing" back then. 
> > 
> > We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store 
> > and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb 
> > into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks. 
> > 
> > But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day. 
> > 
> > Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the 
> > throwaway kind.. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling 
> > machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our 
> > clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from 
> > their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. 
> > 
> > But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in 
> > our day. 
> > 
> > Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every 
> > room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a 
> > screen the size of the state of Montana . 
> > 
> > In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have 
> > electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile 
> > item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion 
> > it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up 
> > an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower 
> > that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to 
> > go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. 
> > 
> > But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then. 
> > 
> > We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or 
> > a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled 
> > writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the 
> > razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just 
> > because the blade got dull. 
> > 
> > But we didn't have the "green thing" back then. 
> > 
> > Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes 
> > to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi 
> > service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole 
> > house did before the "green thing." 
> > 
> > We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets 
> > to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget 
> > to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in 
> > order to find the nearest burger joint. 
> > 
> > But, isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old 
> > folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then? 
> > 
> > Please --- forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a 
> > lesson in conservation from a smart ass young person. 
> > 
> > We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to 
> > piss us off...especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smart ass 
> > who can't make change without the cash register telling them how 
> > much!!!


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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - January 23, 2014, 5:31 pm
Amen to that rosie.. on it's way..
sully16Comment by sully16 - January 23, 2014, 10:11 pm
So very true.
Comment by jrosina - January 26, 2014, 11:11 am
Yes. Sully16, MADDpoochee I remember cloth diapers!! Ha,ha, I looked around Wally world, several years ago, for Cloth Diapers and they still had a few...LOL...

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