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"That Green Thing"... Boomers VS The Younger Generation

 
Zadye
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"That Green Thing"... Boomers VS The Younger Generation
Yeah, it's one of those emails going around but I liked
it so much, I'm posting it here. Something to think about when we hear how we screwed the world up for the younger generation.

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Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the 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 f or 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 truely 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. 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?
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11/19/2012 02:01 PM
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1361203


thanks.

I was expecting a backlash from the punks.

I'm kinda disappointed. lol
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Hack and slash then ? Man it is irritating and with babys who cant take care for there own and just oh nm ...

Slave drivers .. You aint going to make the iron stargate ship.
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Still gets you down to the main question, why is the lady using plastic bags and not paper bags? All the stores I go to carry both, it's a personal choice. If she used paper bags then why has she switched to plastic?
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We borrow the future from our children - not inherit it from our parents.
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Still gets you down to the main question, why is the lady using plastic bags and not paper bags? All the stores I go to carry both, it's a personal choice. If she used paper bags then why has she switched to plastic?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 25447468


The last tine I asked for paper at the Kroger I go to,
you would have thought I had asked for free groceries.
They scurried around and finally found a few.
Honestly, I have taken to using the cloth bags when I get
groceries. At least I do when I remember to take them. lol
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This email is a fake and it is well known
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I can still see those at new year in veendam , amazing stupid for an army.
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fuck all baby boomers. after TSHTF the surviving boomers will be burned alive.
generations x,y, and z will take what is ours, the big homes, the $150k motorhomes, the cadillacs, all of it.
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fuck all baby boomers. after TSHTF the surviving boomers will be burned alive.
generations x,y, and z will take what is ours, the big homes, the $150k motorhomes, the cadillacs, all of it.
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Yeah fuck everyone , prepse.
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Royal dsm industrie spraying in farmlands creating nothing else to keep it that way and lie on to win ?
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Even to greedy to give 10.000,- euro.
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1361203


thanks.

I was expecting a backlash from the punks.

I'm kinda disappointed. lol
 Quoting: Zadye



Dude, you and the other old farts please stop posting these dumb ass chain emails that get forwarded on to like another 10k people in your AARP email addy list... no one wants to hear it... plus they are plain stupid and ignorant...
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1361203


thanks.

I was expecting a backlash from the punks.

I'm kinda disappointed. lol
 Quoting: Zadye



Dude, you and the other old farts please stop posting these dumb ass chain emails that get forwarded on to like another 10k people in your AARP email addy list... no one wants to hear it... plus they are plain stupid and ignorant...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3558872


I disagree. All the examples listed are true. That is the way things were and as you would see if you took your head out of your ass, we didn't need "to go green{" as we were already living it. It's true that there were other environmental problems such as pollution etc but laws were created to help solve those problems. Our so called carbon footprints were small compared to today. Apparently, today's lifestyle and technology while greatly appreciated, can't replace common sense.
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 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1361203


thanks.

I was expecting a backlash from the punks.

I'm kinda disappointed. lol
 Quoting: Zadye



Dude, you and the other old farts please stop posting these dumb ass chain emails that get forwarded on to like another 10k people in your AARP email addy list... no one wants to hear it... plus they are plain stupid and ignorant...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 3558872


I disagree. All the examples listed are true. That is the way things were and as you would see if you took your head out of your ass, we didn't need "to go green{" as we were already living it. It's true that there were other environmental problems such as pollution etc but laws were created to help solve those problems. Our so called carbon footprints were small compared to today. Apparently, today's lifestyle and technology while greatly appreciated, can't replace common sense.
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boomers didnt get milk delivery, thats the generation before them. boomers wanted everything in fucking plastic containers cuz it was cheap and easy, just the way they wanted everything. thats why all the shit in the world is made in china and guys have bitch tits.

boomers are garbage
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