Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Back When GREEN was Really GREEN !

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to her as the young clerk said "That's okay, you didn't have the 'green thing' back in your day."

That's right, they didn't have the green thing in her day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, coke bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, using the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled.

But they didn't have the green thing back in her day.

In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks.

But she's right. They didn't have the green thing in her day.

Back then, they washed the baby's diapers because they didn't have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 220 volts . Wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand new clothing.

But that lady is right, they didn't have the green thing back in her day.

Back then, they 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 pizza dish, not a screen the size of the state of Montana .
In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do everything for you. When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used wadded up newspaper to cushion it, not styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap.

Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

But she's right, they didn't have the green thing back then.

They drank from a fountain when they were thirsty, instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled pens with ink, instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

But they didn't have the green thing back then.

Back then, kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus, instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they 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 they didn't have the green thing back then!

Monday, April 11, 2011

People Can Be Absolutely Disgusting !!

I am appalled at how people act some times . Has the world gotten so lazy that they CANNOT care for basic Hygiene ? People are Disgusting to say the least ! OK why am I up on the soap box today you ask ? Ill tell you . Be ready to be grossed out . As you know the world around us has in many ways gotten very lazy. I see people going to the store in Pj's or with a 3 day "NO BATH " cloud hanging over them . This kind of stuff seems to be more common and its due to Simple Laziness ! What happened this weekend was wayyyyy beyond that as far as I'm concerned . I am sure it happens more than I care to know , but that's the point ! " I DON'T SEE IT " OK here goes . I was in a large chain restaurant this weekend with the Candle lady and T , we had taken her parents out to dinner. I wont mention the name of the restaurant over this incident , suffice it to say there is one in your neighborhood as well most likely. After a pleasant meal and good conversation . I needed to use the restroom . So I excused my self and walked merrily toward the men's room , still enjoying the smell of good food and tasty treats. I entered the afore mentioned room and it was clean and tidy and nicely done . There were two other people in the room and one was washing his hands . I was glad to see this as it is a pet peeve of mine. I stood facing the wall and taking care of business , looking straight ahead , cause as all me know looking sideways can get ya slugged "lol" . Anyway as I finished my relief effort and walked over to wash I realized that the stall was occupied as well. I washed thoroughly and was in the process of drying my hands with a paper towel when an elderly individual walked out of the stall and STRAIGHT OUT THE DOOR ! I stood there looking at the handle that I was now being forced to use to open the door with utter disgust . I reached and got extra paper towels to use in my exit strategy to free myself from this Lazy persons stupidity , getting rather perterbed at peoples in-ability to use common sense and WASH ! I was rather miffed I might add , but was yet to realize the extent of the persons stupidity ! I extracted myself from the room and walked out quickly finding a trash bin for the papertowel I held and waked back toward the table . As I rounded the corner the Full weight of this mans STUPIDITY AND LAZINESS set in and I was totally disgusted at how someone could be so ...so....so.... I cant think of a proper term that states how Low I feel this man is . As I rounded the corner and looked up he was standing in the exit , by the cashier and pawing through ....... The TOOTHPICKS !! I wanted to slug him !! I have never been so disgusted in my life !! Have we gotten so freaking lazy we not only don't care about us, but we don't care about people around us ? I stood there looking daggers at the man . He looked at me and walked away . I must have Had a rather strange look on my face , cause the cashier looked and ask if I was ok . So in a loud enough voice to be heard by the offending Jackwagon I said . THAT DISGUSTING OLD MAN JUST PAWED THROUGH THE TOOTHPICKS AFTER TAKING A DUMP AND DIDN'T WASH HIS HANDS !! In the restaurants defence I will say she quickly took the item off the counter . What happened next was the icing on the cake , the old man looked back and waved and walked out !! I was floored ! I can promise you this , I will NEVER use a restaurant Toothpick again ! FOR GODS SAKE PEOPLE ! WASH YOUR %*^&$@$ HANDS !!!!