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    Post by orphaned on Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:21 am

    > 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 our 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, 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 scribbling. Then we were
    > able to personalize our books on the brown bag but 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 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 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 smartass 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.
    > Stupid little shit.

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    Post by Frodo on Thu Oct 02, 2014 4:59 pm

    Lol Brilliant Orphaned  Snicker

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    Post by genkicoll on Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:44 pm

    *snort of laughter at the closing statements* Belly laugh

    Never be a prisoner of your past.
    It was just a lesson, not a life sentence.


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    Post by orphaned on Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:10 pm

    just because this is funny ... in a naughty way !!


    *looks at his left arm*   What would happen if I pulled this bandage right here? 


    hmmmmmm....  show and tell ????   hehehehe

    or a real peek-a- BOO !!!  LOL!!

    FRODO quipped back:


    The streaking mummy

    Belly laughBelly laughBelly laughBelly laughOkayOkayOkayOkayOkayOkay

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