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Post by taipan on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 09:19

In the line at the supermarket, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologised to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, coke bottles and beer bottles to the corner shop. They sent them back to the factory to be washed and sterilised 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.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the corner shop and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two hundred yards into town. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have disposables. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new logoed clothing. But that old 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 Kent . 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 post, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so thatwe 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 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 bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mums 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 computerised gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest Dominos Pizza.

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.
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Re: Global Warming

Post by skully on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 09:22

Sage. vilks - please read carefully.

And we didn't drink designer water and throw the plastic bottles away and we used cloth nappies on our babies rather than filling landfills with sh!tty Kimbies.
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Re: Global Warming

Post by taipan on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 09:24

Yep, can anyone explain how Spring water that supposedly come straight from the ground, is not processed and is untouched by human hands, costs more than beer?
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Post by skully on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 09:27

Never had a bottled water in my life and never will. Sydney tap water is better than any alleged spring water.

People look like such gaywads sipping from their $5 bottles of water. Coca Cola makes billions from the sale of bottled water. What a massive ripoff.
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Post by Brass Monkey on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 09:29

I don't do a lot of what they're poncing about in that piece... but then I'm not a spiv.
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Post by skully on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 09:31

Bottled-water sipping, latte quaffers have given Spivtown a bad rap.
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Post by G.Wood on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:16

Why didn't the old bag just say "fark off numbnuts - plastic bags do less environmental harm than your festive reusable bags" and be done with it
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Post by Brass Monkey on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:21

I'd probably have just slapped the old man on the counter and said "recycle this" and proceed to Chrome Dome the f*ck out of her.

Probably.
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Post by G.Wood on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:23

aye, but you are quite hard
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Re: Global Warming

Post by Brass Monkey on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 10:35

Embarassed How did you know?
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Re: Global Warming

Post by Demelza on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:34

Yes, it's true we did all those things but only because we had no other choice then!
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Post by lardbucket on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:34

taipan wrote:In the line at the supermarket, the cashier told an older woman that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologised to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day."

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment."

He was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, coke bottles and beer bottles to the corner shop. They sent them back to the factory to be washed and sterilised 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.

We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the corner shop and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two hundred yards into town. But she was right. We didn't have the green thing in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have disposables. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new logoed clothing. But that old 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 Kent . 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 post, we used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so thatwe 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 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 bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mums 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 computerised gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest Dominos Pizza.

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 even recycle all our jokes

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Post by Demelza on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:37

And socks. I was thinking of you the other day, lardy! I was on the verge of throwing away a whole heap of socks, all different shades of black, but couldn't quite bring myself to do it! I'll have to live with the consequences.
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Post by lardbucket on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:37

There might be a couple of pairs in there. If not, have you thought of forwarding them all to Heather Mills?

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Re: Global Warming

Post by Demelza on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 11:40

Very Happy
It's welly season, so I can get away with it at the moment.
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Re: Global Warming

Post by skully on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 20:02

How's grannyhood treating you Demmy? Very Happy
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Post by Demelza on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 09:00

skully wrote:How's grannyhood treating you Demmy? Very Happy
It's definitely been the highlight of my life. I love them soooooooooo much! I've got this week off so I'm heading off to see them in a bit. Then I must get an outfit for the Christmas do, (Saturday.) I'm playing it safe this year and getting something to match Raspberry Pavlova Laughing
Hope all is good with you, skully x
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Re: Global Warming

Post by skully on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 06:19

A blast from the past.

What will Trump decide to do?
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Post by Big Dog on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 08:07

skully wrote:A blast from the past.

What will Trump decide to do?

Trump has back flipped on just about every policy so far so i guess he'll passively support it while doing nothing.
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Re: Global Warming

Post by lardbucket on Thu 01 Jun 2017, 08:31

Demelza wrote:I was thinking of you the other day, lardy! I was on the verge of throwing away a whole heap of socks, all different shades of black, but couldn't quite bring myself to do it! I'll have to live with the consequences.

lardbucket wrote:There might be a couple of pairs in there. If not, have you thought of forwarding them all to Heather Mills?

Spelling is so important.

'Socks belonging to Heather Mills, and other hose' is very different to 'socks belonging to Heather Mills, and other hos'.

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Re: Global Warming

Post by skully on Thu 15 Jun 2017, 03:42

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