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Author Topic: Are you "Green"  (Read 1491 times)

Offline lkjohnson1950

Are you "Green"
« on: August 23, 2018, 07:03:03 PM »
  Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment.
 
The woman apologized to the young girl 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."
 
The older lady said that she was right -- our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day. The older lady went on to explain:
 
 
 
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 school books. 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 throw away 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 (remember them?), 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 blade 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 p*ss us off...  Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.


Lonny

Offline John S

Re: Are you "Green"
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 07:29:36 PM »
  :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD :DD

Feel better now you've got it off your chest, Lonny.  ;) :D :tease:
Racing is life - everything else is just waiting. (Steve McQueen)

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Are you "Green"
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 08:58:02 PM »
Indeed!!   :tease:
Lonny

Offline Dare

Re: Are you "Green"
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2018, 05:18:53 AM »
Yeah I remember the breadman and the milkman that
delivered to your house. We also had a old man and his
old horse pulling a cart and picking unwanted items. He
yelled out ragman as he made his rounds. We also played
outside on our summer vacations. Stayed indoors only when it rained.
"The
democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are
willing to work and give to those who would not."
--
Thomas
Jefferson

Offline Calman

Re: Are you "Green"
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2018, 08:18:36 AM »
Stayed indoors only when it rained.

Same for myself as a kid growing up in Scotland.  We were never allowed outside during the rain, so sat at the window with purpose, waiting for the path/road to dry up.  So, as you can imagine, that equated to 360 days a year, sitting patiently at the bedroom window!!  :DD :DD :DD

Best Regards,
Cal :)
Anyone Have A Decent Pen?

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Are you "Green"
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2018, 03:52:35 PM »
Most of the time we stood around outside praying for rain so we could go inside into the A/C and out of the 40'C temps.
Lonny

Offline cosworth151

Re: Are you "Green"
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2018, 04:54:49 PM »
When I grew up in the 60's, very few homes and almost no cars around here had a/c. Many businesses didn't, either.

Besides the milkman, some local farmers had "egg routes," and would deliver fresh eggs to regular customers.
“You can search the world over for the finer things, but you won't find a match for the American road and the creatures that live on it.”
― Bob Dylan

Offline Jericoke

Re: Are you "Green"
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2018, 06:58:16 PM »
When I grew up in the 60's, very few homes and almost no cars around here had a/c. Many businesses didn't, either.

Besides the milkman, some local farmers had "egg routes," and would deliver fresh eggs to regular customers.

I'd heard from my grandparents about the 'ice man' (no, not Mika), who would deliver blocks of ice to keep the icebox cold. 

There's a famous chain of appliance/furniture stores in Canada called 'Bad Boy'.  It was founded by a man named Mel Lastman (he eventually became a mayor of Toronto, and everyone assumed the craziest mayor they'd ever have.  How naive they were before Rob Ford... but I digress).  Mel Lastman got his business started by following the ice man and then selling refrigerators.

Offline lkjohnson1950

Re: Are you "Green"
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2018, 09:31:59 PM »
My Grandfather raised 5 daughters during the Depression after their Mother died from appendicitis when the youngest was just a toddler. Mom never talked about an ice box, but she did say they all slept in the same bed. They put bricks that were heated on the stove under the covers at the foot of the bed to keep warm because the kitchen was the only room in the house that was heated. The heat came from the cast iron, wood fired cook stove.
Lonny

 


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