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troy01505
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Posted - 22 Dec 2019 :  15:50:52  Show Profile Send troy01505 a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
3 x 4 hour shifts a week he has been doing plus he is staying at school, he apparently will get longer shifts and more often but Iíll be fair at $20 if he stays in school but if he leaves then Iíll hit it hard.
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Legendary Gerry
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Posted - 22 Dec 2019 :  17:01:26  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
quote:
Originally posted by troy01505

3 x 4 hour shifts a week he has been doing plus he is staying at school, he apparently will get longer shifts and more often but Iíll be fair at $20 if he stays in school but if he leaves then Iíll hit it hard.



Fair enough!
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Trev
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Posted - 05 Feb 2020 :  07:53:32  Show Profile  Visit Trev's Homepage Send Trev a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older lady that she should bring her own grocery bags, because plastic bags are not good for the environment. The woman apologised to the young girl 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 for future generations."

The older lady said that she was right our generation didn't have the "green thing" in its day.

The older lady went on to explain:

Back then, we returned milk bottles, lemonade 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 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 school books. 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 nappies because we didn't have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 240 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 Victoria.

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 petrol just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power.

We exercised by working and walking 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 plastic 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 blade 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 a tram or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their mums into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing."

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 kilmeters 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?

I reserve the right to arm bears

Edited by - Trev on 05 Feb 2020 09:11:16
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Legendary Gerry
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Posted - 05 Feb 2020 :  08:35:41  Show Profile Send Legendary Gerry a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
I loved that the first time I saw it a few years ago.
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Trev
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Posted - 05 Feb 2020 :  08:49:32  Show Profile  Visit Trev's Homepage Send Trev a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
It tickled my fancy, mainly due to the accuracy of it. I did have it earmarked for another thread but you spoilt it for me

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falcon_cobra
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Posted - 05 Feb 2020 :  09:08:40  Show Profile  Click to see falcon_cobra's MSN Messenger address Send falcon_cobra a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
love it

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Zac
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Posted - 05 Feb 2020 :  12:50:31  Show Profile Send Zac a Private Message  Reply with Quote Copy this URL to Link to this Reply
All of Trev's post is reasonably true (allowing for the poetic licence), except that us baby-boomers are as guilty of adapting to and using all these 'advances' as all the Gen X, Gen Y, millenials and any other generations are. Not only that, but we are responsible for not only pushing for them, but inventing a lot of them and then advertising and marketing them. Also, before we try and imagine a rosy picture of how ecologically responsible we were "back then": We hardly knew the meaning of the word "recycle", we drove big, thirsty, polluting cars that got bigger and thirstier and more polluting every year, we "burnt off" everything we could in incinerators, and we ripped stuff out of the ground as fast as we possibly could, and threw out stuff we no longer needed on the tip, as well as polluting water and air with all kinds of rotten, poisonous things.

OTOH, we are as equally likely as the newer generations to be adapting to the newer waves of technology that reduce power usage and reduce our dependence on non-renewable sources of power.

Edited by - Zac on 05 Feb 2020 13:37:15
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