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Old 07-07-2012, 01:08 PM
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I received this on an e-mail... its quite true.

*The Green Thing*

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 apologized 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. Youdidn'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.

*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 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.

*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 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.

*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, 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.

*But she's right. We didn't have the green thing back then.*

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 didnít expect that to be trucked in or flown
thousands of air miles. We actually cooked food that didnít come out of a
packet, tin or plastic wrap and we could even wash our own vegetables and
chop our own salad.

*But we didn't have the green thing back then.*

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 computerized
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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Old 07-07-2012, 05:54 PM
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I never had a green thing.
Should I have had one?
Am I still entitled to have one?
Can I claim for a back payment?
What is a green thing?

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hummm the green lantern came to mind I guess it's as green as a film/cartoon as it gets.
Not very a very good one either!!
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:48 PM
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Big whoop. You want green, my refrigerator is full of it.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:18 PM
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Unless you are talking about the labels round you beer bottles or a lot of guacamole, Lin... just yuk!
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:30 PM
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When the created my frig leftovers, they broke the mold.
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Old 07-10-2012, 12:48 AM
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Bleurgh...
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:46 AM
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Hey, Miss Nice, how do you think they discovered penicillin?
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:56 AM
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Yes, Mister Nasty, and some people are allergic to it!
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Old 07-10-2012, 08:58 AM
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Actually, I am.

That might explain a lot.
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:02 AM
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Do I need to come over there and do the housewife thing to you fridge?!
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Old 07-10-2012, 09:07 AM
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Don't think of them as left-overs.

Think of them as chia pets gone feral
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