When a cashier scolds an elderly customer at the grocery store for using plastic bags, the older woman admits the ‘green thing’ is new to her generation. But when she goes on to describe things back in her day, it certainly sets the young store clerk straight!
A story has been circulating on social media for some time about an elderly woman’s trip to the grocery store. While checking out, the young cashier accused the older customer of not caring about the environment.
And while this story could very easily be fictional, the message totally rings true!
Older Woman Responds To ‘Green Thing’
While checking out at the grocery store, a young cashier chastised an older woman for using plastic bags. She pointed out how plastic bags are bad for the environment, suggesting the customer reuse bags from home.
“We didn’t have this ‘green thing’ back in my earlier days,” the customer explained.
“That’s our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future generations,” the young store clerk replied.
The older woman could have replied in anger. But instead, she told the cashier all about the old days. You know, before the younger generation started this whole ‘green thing’.
“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,” the older lady explained.
She went on to talk about how grocery stores used brown paper bags, which family’s reused at home for different purposes. For example, how kids regularly turned the paper shopping bags into book covers for their school textbooks.
On a roll, the customer pointed out many other things they used to do “back in the day.” For example, walking most places rather than driving, hang drying clothes rather than using a machine, one TV for the whole household versus a TV in every room, etc.
“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?” she concluded.
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Check out the older lady’s full response in the video below!
WATCH: Older Customer’s Response To Young Cashier About Saving The Environment
What a brilliant response to the young cashier’s offensive remark! Who else enjoyed this trip down memory lane?
You can also read the older woman’s full response on Facebook HERE. Just note there is some cursing at the end.
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