The Green thing...

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Jemisa | 17:40 Sun 15th Apr 2012 | Jokes
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(Not really a joke)

In the queue at Tesco, the young cashier told the older woman that she should

bring her own reusable grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the

The woman apologized and explained,

"We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

The assistant responded, "That's what's caused our problems today.
Your generation wasn't green and did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right, that generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, they returned their milk bottles, lemonade bottles and beer bottles to the shop.
The sshop then 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 they didn't have the green thing back in that customer's day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator in every store and

office building. They walked to the grocers and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower

machine every time they had to go two streets away..

But she was right. They didn't have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby's nappies because they didn't have the throw-away kind.

They dried clothes on a line, not in a gobbling machine burning up 220 volts - wind

and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new

But that old lady is right, they didn't have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they 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 Wales. .

In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines

to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the post, they used

a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. They used

a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn't need to

go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right, they didn't have the green thing back then.

They drank from a water fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water.

They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the

razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

"But they didn't have the green thing back then."

Back then, people took the bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked , instead

of turning their mothers into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an

entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn't need a computerized gadget to

receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza hut..

But isn't it sad that the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks were just because they

didn't have the green thing back then?


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Well said jem.This is probably the best thread I,ve read on CB regarding the
"good old days".Everything said is so true.
08:08 Mon 16th Apr 2012
While I appreciate that over zealous greenies are a pain in the a7se to everyone, and much of what is said here it true, I really do just hate the delivery method of made up situation leading to a lecture about the good old days, which really weren't that good overall.
The GOOD OLD DAYS were a 100% better than now.In those day's the only
foreigners we saw in Coventry were Geordies Mackems Scousers or Scot's Welsh or Irish who had come to work in the car factories,and strangely they all spoke English.

We didn't have to lock and bolt our doors at night and I doubt the domestic burglar alarm had been invented.

Children loved and respected their parents and I want I want I want had not been invented.

Your right WHO would want to return to those times.
I want doesn't get was the answer I would have had. Although all these things are true and possibly even more, I still prefer to live in these times. Having lived through all of it I think on the whole it is nicer not to have to suffer and have to work so hard to get things done. My mother was washing by hand all day on Mondays and then drying and ironing. She was worn out by the time she finished. I wan't much better but gradually things improved and I would not want to go back. It was hard times.
Well said jem.This is probably the best thread I,ve read on CB regarding the
"good old days".Everything said is so true.
Absolutely brilliant,very good
Mint : )

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