The Green Thing (Thought Provoking)

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The Green Thing (Thought Provoking)

Postby Deuce » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:03 pm

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic
bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to her and
explained, “We didn’t have the green thing back in my day.”

That’s right, they didn’t have the green thing in her day. Back then,
they returned their milk bottles, Coke bottles and beer bottles to the store.
The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and
refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But
they didn’t have the green thing back her day.

In her day, they walked up stairs because they didn’t have an escalator
in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and
didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two
blocks. But she’s right. They didn’t have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby’s diapers because they didn’t have the
throw-away kind. They 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 clothing. But that old lady is right, they didn’t have
the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they 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 pizza dish not a
screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen, they blended and
stirred by hand because they didn’t have electric machines to do everything for
you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used wadded
up newspaper to cushion it not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut
the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by
working so they didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills
that operate on electricity. But she’s right, they didn’t have the green thing
back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty instead of using a cup
or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled
pens with ink instead of buying a new pen and they replaced the razor blades
in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade
got dull. But they didn’t have the green thing back then.

Back then, people took the streetcar and kids rode their bikes to school
or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi
service. They had one electrical outlet in a room not an entire bank of
sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn’t need a computerized
gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in
space in order to find the nearest pizza joint.

But that old lady is right. They didn’t have the green thing back in her
day.

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Re: The Green Thing (Thought Provoking)

Postby crad » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:29 pm

Every part of the above is correct, Anyone remember taking the empty bottles of pop back to shop for 10p :D
Oh i do still buy a refill for my pen :D but there nearly as expensive as a new pen :shock:
I had 4 bins at home this week one for normal garbage , one for paper etc one for garden waste and one for Tins,plastic envelopes etc,
So last week a flyer came through the Door explaining that the Council were collecting the Green Paper Bin as we were no longer going to use this anymore , Someone has decided that we can now use the silver bin for ALL paper not just envelopes :neutral: it's taken nearly 10 years for someone to decide that we can use the same bin for all paper :roll:
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Re: The Green Thing (Thought Provoking)

Postby Deuce » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:32 pm

crad wrote:Every part of the above is correct, Anyone remember taking the empty bottles of pop back to shop for 10p :D


I do indeed, my Uncle gave me all his empty Holstein Pils bottles to take back, as long as I got him some full 'uns. ( my local offy would serve anyone with anything back then)

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Re: The Green Thing (Thought Provoking)

Postby crad » Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:35 pm

Deuce wrote:
crad wrote:Every part of the above is correct, Anyone remember taking the empty bottles of pop back to shop for 10p :D


I do indeed, my Uncle gave me all his empty Holstein Pils bottles to take back, as long as I got him some full 'uns. ( my local offy would serve anyone with anything back then)

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Indeed them were the Day's :D
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Re: The Green Thing (Thought Provoking)

Postby Father Jack » Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:22 am

10p ?? :shock: what affluent part of the country was that ?
We got 2p if we were lucky AND they had to come back washed out with their correct screw cap tops on.
I can remember my grandad's lawn mower as well. It consisted of two wheels with a rotating blade in between and a handlebar on a stick to manouver the infernal contraption.
SOmething else I remember from back then too.......no one moaned and bickered about doing a bit of house keeping or hard work.
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Re: The Green Thing (Thought Provoking)

Postby crad » Sat Apr 09, 2011 9:07 am

Father Jack wrote:10p ?? :shock: what affluent part of the country was that ?
We got 2p if we were lucky AND they had to come back washed out with their correct screw cap tops on.
I can remember my grandad's lawn mower as well. It consisted of two wheels with a rotating blade in between and a handlebar on a stick to manouver the infernal contraption.
SOmething else I remember from back then too.......no one moaned and bickered about doing a bit of house keeping or hard work.

I'm sure it was 10p :? As for the lawn mower,well weren't they the bee's knees :D
Nowt wrong with hard work & house work m8 i believe mrs FJ calls you Aggie of the TV :razz: :lol: :razz: :lol: :razz: :lol:
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Re: The Green Thing (Thought Provoking)

Postby Father Jack » Sat Apr 09, 2011 1:30 pm

She probably does mate. :lol:
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