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RE: Open All Hours

#1906 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:00 pm

They have been talking about smog all day, but I Mist it.


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RE: Open All Hours

#1907 by Slow Jo , Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:09 pm

Never mind it will be back

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RE: Open All Hours

#1908 by Slow Jo , Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:23 pm

Time to go friends ,catch you soon ,goodnight

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RE: Open All Hours

#1909 by Sheldonboy , Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:25 pm

Goodnight Joe


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RE: Open All Hours

#1910 by Voltman , Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:47 pm

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RE: Open All Hours

#1911 by Voltman , Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:48 pm

Sorry, Wrong Game.


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RE: Open All Hours

#1912 by Voltman , Thu Apr 03, 2014 10:48 pm

Good Night Folks


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RE: Open All Hours

#1913 by Voltman , Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:07 pm

I have just rediscovered this little gem from our Funnies thread……………….

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At the cash register of the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologised and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The cashier responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations. You didn't have the green thing."
She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soft drink 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 recycling. 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.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every shop 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.
Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw-away 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.

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, not a screen the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 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 wrapped up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic 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 we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

We drank water from a tap when we were thirsty instead of demanding a plastic bottle flown in from another country. We accepted that a lot of food was seasonal and didn't expect that to be trucked in or flown thousands of air miles. We actually cooked food that didn't come out of a packet, tin or plastic wrap and we could even wash our own vegetables and chop our own salad.

Back then, city people took the tram or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mothers 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 pizza 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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RE: Open All Hours

#1914 by tca , Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:37 am

i think for the most part your correct, but I think this is more confined to the well off countries, I have seen first hand in countries like Indonesian , Malaysia , China that the really do reuse or recycle many things the UK or OZ would chuck away, in about necessity I guess, but it really does prove how wasteful we are


 
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RE: Open All Hours

#1915 by astoness , Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:45 am

Quote: Voltman wrote in post #27108
I have just rediscovered this little gem from our Funnies thread……………….

*****************************************************
At the cash register of the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman that she should bring her own shopping bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.

The woman apologised and explained, "We didn't have this green thing back in my earlier days."
The cashier responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations. You didn't have the green thing."
She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.

Back then, we returned milk bottles, soft drink 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 recycling. 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.
We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every shop 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.
Back then, we washed the baby's nappies because we didn't have the throw-away 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.

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, not a screen the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground. 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 wrapped up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic 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 we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

We drank water from a tap when we were thirsty instead of demanding a plastic bottle flown in from another country. We accepted that a lot of food was seasonal and didn't expect that to be trucked in or flown thousands of air miles. We actually cooked food that didn't come out of a packet, tin or plastic wrap and we could even wash our own vegetables and chop our own salad.

Back then, city people took the tram or a bus, and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mothers 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 pizza 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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RE: Open All Hours

#1916 by Sheldonboy , Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:47 am

Good morning everyone
There is no doubt about it, we are poisoning our planet at an alarming rate.


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RE: Open All Hours

#1917 by astoness , Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:49 pm

good evening anyone


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RE: Open All Hours

#1918 by Sheldonboy , Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:42 pm

Good evening Mrs Anyone.


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RE: Open All Hours

#1919 by astoness , Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:52 pm

hello SB well i wont be on late tonight...got up at silly hours again this morning..


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RE: Open All Hours

#1920 by astoness , Fri Apr 04, 2014 7:54 pm

evening astwood..i can see you [Little LOL]


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