ok y’all check this out, tell me what you see
Such a cute cuddly dog
ahh looks like a dog and a running person!
this one will be quite long, but how many “older” folk will relate to this>??
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 toexplain: 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 piss us off… Especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can’t make change without the cash register telling them how much.
Hey! If you are bored. Read this!
just read it, oh my goodness!! cool stuff there!
Yes once in my life, the car was the same model, but after it wouldn’t open I checked the inside and noticed it wasn’t mine, I felt so bad it was in a Walmart parking lot, as you know those lots can get big
Besides watching dramas! I blog on Viki with Fan Collections! I also have a Supper Club, we do get together in small groups outside right now if we can, we have a cheesecake night coming up. I have traveled to the beach and had movie nights and girl’s nights with friends. I have a personal trainer so I go to the gym on Mon for Body Flow (Thai Chi, Yoga, Pilates) and Tues is Weights and Friday is Yoga. I have a FB book club we are reading To Kill a Mockingbird. I chat all day with friends on facebook messenger. I have made lots of friends in other places. Just like discussion groups like this one!
Yep GEMINIS do not CHANGE! I know cuz I am one!
You guys have me watching yummy food videos now!!! What!
My work colleague purchased a new silver Vauxhall Astra a couple of years back. One day he got in his car but something wasn’t quite right, it wasn’t his car! It was the same model & colour and also parked a few cars down on the same street, and his key fob unlocked the car to let him in! I told him to go buy a lotto ticket quick! This is a possibility as I think car alarms have to accept a tolerance of 256 rolling codes from the last successful one used. He didn’t try to start the car, which probably wouldn’t have worked as the transponder in the key wouldn’t have matched the engine immobiliser.
Back in the mid '80 before car alarms were a standard feature with a million rolling code combination key fobs. The popular Ford Fiesta that sold in the hundreds of thousands each year were notorious for having low key variations, estimates like 5-10,000 key variations serving the same model car and instances of getting in the wrong car was very common.
I was wondering what that gold stuff was in the pan. A huge blob of honey! That’s a diabetic coma! The poor ignition on that burner, It keeps going out.
Maybe I shouldn’t like, heart, that! But I love Honey! How are you doing?
Ah yes, I totally relate! My feistiness does show itself from time to time, I’m afraid. I’m 5’2, the shortest of my family (my youngest brother excluded, he hasn’t finished growing yet).
I finished the sweater from “I’m Sorry, I Love You” back in January. The entire process took about twenty days, more or less. I love how it turned out! Every time I look at it, I remember what drama I was watching when working on a certain section.