perjantai 11. lokakuuta 2013

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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 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 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.

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Nimetön kirjoitti...

Miksei aina voi olla perjantai...

t. Pörri

Teaching Math in Britain, Past, Present and Future(?)

1. Teaching Maths In 1970
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100..
His cost of production is 4/5 of the price.
Your assignment: What is his profit?

2. Teaching Maths In 1990
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is £80.
Your assignment: How much was his profit?

3. Teaching Maths In 2000
A logger sells a truckload of timber for £100.
His cost of production is £80 and his profit is £20.
Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Maths In 2009
A logger is arrested for trying to cut down a tree in case it may be offensive to religious groups not consulted in the felling licence. He is also fined a £100 as his chainsaw is in breach of Health and Safety legislation as it deemed too dangerous and could cut something. He has used the chainsaw for over 20 years without incident however he does not have the correct certificate of competence and is therefore considered to be a recidivist and habitual criminal. His DNA is sampled and his details circulated throughout all government agencies. He protests and is taken to court and fined another £100 because he is such an easy target.

When he is released he returns to find Gypsies have cut down half his wood to build a camp on his land. He tries to throw them off but is arrested, prosecuted for harassing an ethnic minority, imprisoned and fined a further £100. While he is in jail again the Gypsies cut down the rest of his wood and sell it on the black market for £100 cash. They also have a BBQ of squirrel and pheasant and leave behind several tonnes of rubbish and asbestos sheeting.

The forester on release is warned that failure to clear the fly tipped rubbish immediately at his own cost is an offence. He complains and is arrested for environmental pollution, breach of the peace and invoiced £12,000 plus VAT for safe disposal costs by a regulated government contractor.

Your assignment: How many times is the logger going to have to be arrested and fined before he realises that he is never going to make £20 profit by hard work, give up, sign onto the dole and live off the state for the rest of his life?

6. Teaching Maths In 2010
A logger doesn’t sell a lorry load of timber because he can’t get a loan to buy a new lorry because his bank has spent all his and their money on a derivative of securitised debt related to sub- prime mortgages in Alabama and lost the lot with only some government money left to pay a few million pound bonuses to their senior directors and the traders who made the biggest losses.

The logger struggles to pay the £1,200 road tax on his old lorry - however, as it was built in the 1970s it no longer meets the emissions regulations and he is forced to scrap it.

Some Bulgarian loggers buy the lorry from the scrap merchant and put it back on the road. They undercut everyone on price for haulage and send their cash back home, while claiming unemployment for themselves and their relatives. If questioned they speak no English and it is easier to deport them at the governments expense. Following their holiday back home they return to the UK with different names and fresh girls and start again. The logger protests, is accused of being a bigoted racist and as his name is on the side of his old lorry he is forced to pay £1,500 registration fees as a gang master.

The Government borrows more money to pay more to the bankers as bonuses are not cheap. The parliamentarians feel they are missing out and claim the difference on expenses and allowances. You do the maths.

8. Teaching Maths 2017
أ المسجل تبيع حموله شاحنة من الخشب من اجل 100 دولار. صاحب تكلفة
> الانتاج 80 من
لثمن. ما هو الربح له؟= 20

Kumitonttu kirjoitti...

HEHHEHHEE...

Hauskaa vkonloppua!

Ekku kirjoitti...

hyvät naurut näistä sai, mutta kun tarkemmin ajattelee, niin tästähän on hauskuus kaukana.

Nimetön kirjoitti...

Matematiikkaa vihervasemmistolaisessa koulussa: todista dominoidun konvergenssin lause.

Matematiikkaa persukoulussa:
laske 7+9, laskinta saa käyttää.

Nimetön kirjoitti...

Aivan. Oli se ihmeellistä, että 70-luvulla kaupungissa meillä kotona oli jätteet: mätänevät, poltettavat ja kaatopaikalle. Ja systeemi toimi.

Becker kirjoitti...

Näin vanhan kaartin miehenä täytyy vaan todeta, että asiat olivat just silleen kuin blogissasi kirjoitat. Muistan ne ajat hyvin. Maito haettiin tonkalla kaupasta ja voi leikattiin isommasta kimpaleesta. Skoleen mentiin (5km) kävellen fillarilla tai suksilla. Ja tosiaan nyt nämä tatuoidut lävistetyt räkänokat leikkivä vihreetä. Nämä räkänokat eivät pärjäisi päivääkään siinä maailmassa jossa me vanhemmat elimme.

Toi Pörrin juttu sai mut repeemään, vaikka syytä olisi huoleen. Tai ehkä juuri siitä syystä.Ihmiset todella tyhmenevät ja vauhdilla.