This is the place to talk about things that are not gps related.
This thread will be closed on Monday and a new one will be opened.
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*Frogs Can't Swallow With Their Eyes Open
The Groundhog was wrong!
Snowing like hell in Northern Va!
Hi, everyone! So far, just rain. Sure hope it doesn't change to snow.
The Capital shutdown for no reason.
Guess I missed Monday.
It's not Monday?
RIP Stompin Tom Connors
Hello to all
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much 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 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. 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 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 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?
We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off...especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
Guess it's good that it was mild, but was actually looking forward to some amount of snow (instead of rain)!
Time flies when your busy.....
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment............
.....We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off...especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced smartass who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
I wish I had written this !
you hit the nail on the head extremely well, and then some.
you hit the nail on the head extremely well, and then some.
and we also repaired things rather than throwing them away.
People can't sneeze with their eyes open.
Got all my updates done now.
Been sick all week, arg.
Have a good week all.
Cheer up, spring is coming, I hope!!
Good night everyone
Know about that get well soon.
Here on Long Island it may get warmer, I sure hope so because I'm really tired of winter!
Warm weather coming back soon.
Snow falling near my home now. I'll be glad for the warm weekend that will follow.
6 year award next week.
some flurries and they act as if everything should be closed
I'm sick the snow.
Drat! Another hour lost!
^ See Above ^
Days gettin longer, temps gettin warmer. Bring it on.
14 more inches today in NE CT
it will be 60 degrees today !!!!
Hawks end the win record, damn
Born & raised in CT. Lived a number of years out in Scotland, CT. Got stranded in the blizzard of '78. Took a job in FL. Only been back a couple of times (during the non-winter months). Much happier in FL.
Stay safe in the snow.
Finally some nice weather again.
Youth is a gift of nature...Age is a work of art
That's a good one!
Finally remembered to come in here and post something. Well, it is my final week to my final class. I am so ready for this to be over.
Have a great week!
Don't forget to set your clocks.
Feel like I lost a hours sleep.
Almost didn't get on this week.
loving the extra hour of daylight today!!!!
I'm so ready for this snow to go away!
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