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The green thing...
 
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the older woman, that she should bring her own grocery 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 young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations."

She was right -- our generation didn't have the green thing in its day.
Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda 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 truly 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 schoolbooks.  This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribbling's. 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 diapers because we didn't have the throwaway 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 (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.

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 gasoline 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 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 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 the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms 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 23,000 miles 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?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart-ass young person.

#gogreen   #STFU  
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May have to play this "trick" on kids one weekend. 
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Texan for PM

Enough said...
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Radio Stations on Repeat
JUST how much do Adelaide’s radio stations overplay their most popular songs?
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Marketing Level Infinity

I teared up when the old lady got the airplane tickets to go see her daughter.

+CommBank here is a marketing idea on how bank should thank it's customers. 
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Adelaide Radio Station Variety Survey

What is your favourite radio station in Adelaide? How much variety do they really play?

+Jason Millward found an answer for us...

http://redd.it/2di4m0
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The contest for Day 3 starts now and will close on Thursday, October 16 at 12.00 pm GMT (6.00 am CST).

More info about this contest: http://bit.ly/InsanityWkD3 
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Nikola Tesla Museum

Time to buy a brick!
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One way of deciding on the optimal position of the WiFi router is to solve the Helmholtz Equation
A few posts back I was concerned with optimising the WiFi reception in my flat, and I chose a simple method for calculating the distribution of electromagnetic intensity. I casually mentioned that ...
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Name the Movie

Fitting tribute to Robin Williams
 
A wonderful tribute to Robin Williams and all of his roles from artist Jeff Victor

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Happy Birthday, +Paul Snedden our favourite plusser from Down Under. 
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haha I thought I was that already?
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Adelaide Roller Derby

It was a fun night last time we took the kids. Highly recommend going at least once.
Who do you think is going to take home the trophy - will the Wild Hearses win their first Premiership, or will the Salty Dolls retain the title? And will the Mile Die Club win the dubious honour of the wooden spoon again, or will the spoon find a new home with the Road Train Rollers?
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Burgers are better and fancier at the Burger Boss. Make sure you try the Big Boss Fries which are topped with cheesy, caramelised onion sauce. They were the yummiest fries I have had in a while.
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We were pleasantly surprised with number of patting animals at the Castle. Kids had the great time and mini train ride around the complex was a nice way to wrap it up.
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Anaconda is like camping expo that is open every day. Just when we think we are all set up for camping there appears another 'necessity' that we must have.
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Service with the smile but unfortunately that is where is the good things stopped. Chips were rather average and battered fish was so oily that it was dripping. Also, they do not have eftpos facilities so don't get caught out.
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It is always a gamble going to a new fish and chips place. Thankfully, this place lived up to the expectations. Chips were yummy, coleslaw was crunchy and fish was just right.
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Quite a wide range for a general store. We often visit the store when camping at Rapid Bay.
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Great place for the family movie night out. Our kids love the idea of watching the movies outdoors, which in turn makes it an easy and affordable night out.
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