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Tubbycoates | 21:49 Wed 13th Jan 2021 | Jokes
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I got sent this by a matge of mine. I assume it's old hat, but if you haven't seen it, enjoy.

Yep - it's all us oldies' fault.... (received from a friend)
When at a store checkout the young cashier suggested to the older woman
that she should bring her own shopping bags in future because plastic
bags weren't good for the environment..
The woman apologised and explained, "We didn't have this green thing
back in my earlier days."
The cashier 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 its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, pop bottles and beer bottles to
the shop. The shop 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. We refilled writing pens with ink
instead of buying a new pen, and we either re-sharpened our cut-throat
razors or replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away
the whole razor just because the blade got blunt.
But we didn't have the green thing back in our day.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every shop
and office building. We walked to the shop and didn't climb into a
300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two streets.
But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.
Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the
throw-away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling
machine burning up 2200watts -- 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
(remember them?), not a screen the size of the county of Yorkshire. 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 post, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion
it, not polystyrene or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire
up an engine and burn petrol 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 water from a fountain or a tap when we were thirsty instead of
demanding a plastic bottle flown in from another country. We accepted
that a lot of food was seasonal and didn’t expect to have out of season
products flown thousands of air miles around the world. We actually
cooked food that didn’t come out of a packet, tin or plastic wrapping
and we could even wash our own vegetables and chop our own salad.
But we didn't have the green thing back then.
Back then, people caught a train or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to
school or walked instead of turning their mothers into a 24-hour taxi
service. We had one electrical socket in a room, not an entire bank of
sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerised
gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in
space in order to find the nearest pizza place.
But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we oldies
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.
Remember: Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the
first place, so it doesn't take much to *** us off...

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Wow !

Well said Tubby.
My goodness. Not aware of this before. Will print it out and give it to the grandkids. Many thanks.
hmm, I think we did invent plastic bags, though. My mum had string bags and paper bags.
We made our bags

Good one! I wouldn't want to be in that queue for the check out
Plastic was invented in 1907. Hardly the fault of the youngsters, they've inherited a lot of problems.
:-))

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