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Old 02-27-2013, 09:20 AM
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BEING GREEN

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 its 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 (remember them?), not a screen the size of the province of Ontario. 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 ******** 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 ******** who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:47 AM
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Much of what is written is true...however, it was the ingenuity of the "old people", not unlike myself, (not that I invented anything, just the age thing) that built all of the contraptions to make life easier for our kids and in turn, helped cause this whole situation.

The OP is right, on a whole kids don't exercise as much...but why, hand held computer games replaced playing outside, who invented the game, our generation....and who buys these games for the kids and grand kids...our generation.

All that was written is true, but we enabled it, just like giving the drug addict money is enabling that person, we need to shoulder some of the blame ourselves. I know, I did it.

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When we had the junkyard, we used to burn the cars that were going to be crushed and recycled by tossing a can of kerosene into the interior and let 'em burn. 15-20 at a time. It was how it was done, w/o regard for the environment, etc. Not because we didn't care- it was common practice and no one really gave it much thought.

While that doesn't make it right, the intent was not to harm. And intent should be figured in to how and what was done in years gone by, considering no one had a crystal ball to foresee the outcome of it all.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:18 PM
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Whether we were Green or not Green, I'm still so thankful to have grown up during the time that I did. What my generation has been blessed to witness while it was actually happening was nothing short of the best. Some of the things weren't pleasant but some were mind boggling at the time. My generation saw the jet airplane, television, space flight, integration, hi fidelity, microwaves, affordable phone service and many other inventions become part of every day living. I am also grateful that I won't live long enuff to witness the fall of this great Nation.
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WR I think you forgot a few things weren't you a kid when they invented the horse drawn wagon, when they started the pony express, when jesse james was around, and there might be a few others.
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