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Dec 29, 2018 05:58:32   #
paulw
 
Does anyone remember a post about an old lady being dressed down by a young cashier about everything being blamed on the older generation concerning the state of the planet and her reply about ‘in our day’......

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Dec 29, 2018 06:39:55   #
Largobob
 
paulw wrote:
Does anyone remember a post about an old lady being dressed down by a young cashier about everything being blamed on the older generation concerning the state of the planet and her reply about ‘in our day’......


Yes, I remember it.

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Dec 29, 2018 07:01:36   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
Yes.

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Dec 29, 2018 07:15:59   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
paulw wrote:
Does anyone remember a post about an old lady being dressed down by a young cashier about everything being blamed on the older generation concerning the state of the planet and her reply about ‘in our day’......


http://www.chicagonow.com/dennis-byrnes-barbershop/2013/06/my-older-generation-didnt-have-that-green-thing/

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Dec 29, 2018 07:25:15   #
tradio
 
Yes, I recall.

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Dec 29, 2018 07:31:51   #
fourg1b2006 (a regular here)
 
Me too.

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Dec 29, 2018 07:48:28   #
Geezer Bill
 
Just got done reading that piece and there is one tiny item I disagree with! We did have a Mixmaster to help in the kitchen with stirring things. We were warned as children to keep our hands away when the mixer was in use so we wouldn't get our fingers caught.

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Dec 30, 2018 05:38:47   #
paulw
 
Is there another link it says website not Available in Europe

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Dec 30, 2018 07:42:46   #
Dannj (a regular here)
 
Geezer Bill wrote:
Just got done reading that piece and there is one tiny item I disagree with! We did have a Mixmaster to help in the kitchen with stirring things. We were warned as children to keep our hands away when the mixer was in use so we wouldn't get our fingers caught.


Guess that’s why my typing method is a little different from most folks’ ☹️

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Dec 30, 2018 09:35:41   #
Fotoserj
 
I like the part of making change, just give a dollar more to a cashier today’s so he give you back a five inlieu of four ones and there totally screwed and when they tally the change they start with the dollars instead of working from the penny’s up

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Dec 30, 2018 09:40:26   #
Marg (a regular here)
 
paulw wrote:
Is there another link it says website not Available in Europe

Here you go, Paul

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 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 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 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 smart 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 know it all who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.

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Dec 30, 2018 11:02:30   #
StanMac (a regular here)
 
The young millenial may be uninformed about what appears to us boomers as our “green” behavior in those years but she is entirely right about whose fault it is that our planet is being polluted with all the non-biodegradable garbage that has accumulated in our environment. It was us pre-boomers and boomers who developed or invented and popularized most of that polluting stuff for its convenience, ease of use, and disposal! So, yes, we did have a “green” initiative going on but we abandoned it, and provided the means and materials for the world to do so and turn the globe into the trash heap our progeny will have to deal with.

Stan

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Dec 30, 2018 12:04:03   #
2Dragons
 
We also didn't fill up the landfills with disposable diapers. We washed them and hung them out to dry in the sun. If you told someone today that they'd have to wash out icky diapers, they'd have a coronary!

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Dec 30, 2018 18:47:38   #
Ka2azman
 
2Dragons wrote:
We also didn't fill up the landfills with disposable diapers. We washed them and hung them out to dry in the sun. If you told someone today that they'd have to wash out icky diapers, they'd have a coronary!


I would have said $hit fit!

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Dec 30, 2018 20:53:22   #
fantom (a regular here)
 
Dannj wrote:
Guess that’s why my typing method is a little different from most folks’ ☹️


But look on the bright side, your parents stopped telling you not to bite your fingernails.

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