Wonderful World of Wednesday

Posted by: gymcandy1

Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/27/12 11:05 PM

I have discovered that all human evil comes from this, man's being unable to sit still in a room.
Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

*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 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.
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 throw-away 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 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the
nearest pizza 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?

The Hotel Bill
An elderly lady decided to give herself a big treat for her significant birthday by staying overnight in one of Chicago 's most expensive hotel.
When she checked out next morning, the desk clerk handed her a bill for $250.00.
She exploded and demanded to know why the charge was so high. "It's a nice hotel but the rooms certainly aren't worth $250.00 for just an overnight stop without even breakfast."
The clerk told her that $250.00 is the 'standard rate' so she insisted on speaking to the Manager.
The Manager appeared and forewarned by the desk clerk announced: "the hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference center which are available for use."
''But I didn't use them," she said.
''Well, they are here, and you could have," explained the Manager.
He went on to explain that she could also have seen one of the in-hotel shows for which the hotel is famous. "We have the best entertainers from New York , Los Angeles , and Las Vegas performing here," the Manager said.
"But I didn't go to any of those shows," she said.
Well, we have them, and you could have," the Manager replied.
No matter what amenity the Manager mentioned, she replied, "But I didn't use it!"
The Manager was unmoved, so she decided to pay, wrote a check and gave it to the Manager.
The Manager was surprised when he looked at the check. " But madam, this check is only made out for $50.00." '
'That's correct. I charged you $200.00 for sleeping with me," she replied.
"But I didn't!" exclaims the very surprised Manager.
"Well, too bad, I was here, and you could have."


I could walk around the yard barefoot in safety.

My house could be carpeted instead of tiled and laminated.

All flat surfaces, clothing, furniture, and cars would be free of hair.

When the doorbell rings, it wouldn't sound like a kennel.

When the doorbell rings, I could get to the door without wading through fuzzy bodies who beat me there.

I could sit on the couch and my bed the way I wanted, without taking into consideration how much space several fur bodies would need to get comfortable.

I would have money, and no guilt to go on a real vacation.

I would not be on a first-name basis with 6 veterinarians, as I put their yet unborn grandkids through college.

The most used words in my vocabulary would not be: out, sit, down, come, no, stay, and leave it ALONE.

My house would not be cordoned off into zones with baby gates or barriers.

I would not talk 'baby talk'. 'Eat your din din'. 'Yummy yummy for the tummy'...

My house would not look like a day care center, toys everywhere.

My pockets would not contain things like poop bags, treats and an extra leash.

I would no longer have to spell the words B-A-L-L,, W-A-L-K,, T-R-E-A-T,,
O-U-T,, G-O,, R-I-D-E,, C-O-O-K-I-E.

I would not have as many leaves INSIDE my house as outside.

I would not look strangely at people who think having ONE dog/cat ties them down too much.

I'd look forward to spring and the rainy season instead of dreading 'mud' season.

I would not have to answer the question

'Why do you have so many animals?' from people who will never have the joy in their lives of knowing they are loved unconditionally by someone as close to an ANGEL as they will ever get.

How EMPTY my life would be!!!

Good morning everyboomer. wave

I hate to say this, but as far as other humans are concerned, I'm perfectly happy living alone, but if I didn't have my birdie I would feel incredibly empty. yes

Another day, another diner is at hand. 

As long as the days keep coming I'm pretty happy.  woot

It’s when they stop coming that I have the problem. If they ever stop coming I'm going to have to file a complaint with management. shame

If the squeeky wheel gets the oil then I should be soaked in oil cause my body is so squeeky I have to wear ear plugs all day. zombie

As far as the diner goes, if you have any complaints at all, the buck stops with me, and then I deposit it in my account, so please keep ‘em coming. thumbsup

Then I can say 'another day, another dollar'......or two. grin

Thank you!  urock

Have a happy, complaint free day everyone.

Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/27/12 11:13 PM

I'm sorry I never stopped in yesterday, but it's been a really hectic time.

I hope you all have a happy day and thanks Joe for being here to get us all together hearts

Gail, Doc is in my prayers.
Connie, I hope hubby's tests went okay.
L4L, hope your day is better and hope MIL is okay.

Ana wave
Posted by: niteowl07

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 12:59 AM

joe , very good openers .hope your day goes smoothly.

ana ,hope it calms down for you.

sorry i've been unable to get on - local server problems.

figured i'd post quickly while it was up.

midge - how is it in the new apartment ?

hope everyone is well , or will be.

have a wonderful day , and grab some rugelach with your coffee !

Posted by: Haroula

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 02:24 AM

Good morning everyone,I m in a hurry,
so have all a nice day wave
Posted by: cailyn

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 03:34 AM

Good morning Joe,Ana,Niteowl,Haroula waveGerry hope you didn"t get to much snow shiverOnly rain here yay12Coffee is brewing!Enjoy your day everyone sherlock
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 05:06 AM

shiver Good Morning Joe, Ana, niteowl, Haroula and Cailyn. Sounds like everyone is having a stressful time. Hope things calms down for everyone. Cailyn we got about 3 inches of snow. Lots of black ice out there this morning! I won't be walking to early today. Gail, Connie and l4l hope things are looking better today. Wishing all a peaceful day. wave
Posted by: GBC

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 07:43 AM

Good Morning Boomers

Joe, no complaints.

Ana, did you get your project finished?

Niteowl, good morning!

Haroula, where you whooshing to?

Cailyn, just a covering of snow here. It's pretty. Coffee please!

Gerry, have a great day!

Connie, hope hubby had good news on the tests, mine were not so good.

Midgie, how are you doing?

Going out to lunch with oldest daughter and we're doing some Christmas shopping today.

Wishing everyone a super good day!
Posted by: connie

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 08:07 AM

Good morning eberyone. Gail, I'm sorry your tests weren't good. Prayers and Hugs on the way. angel Hubby will have his test tomorrow, but we won't get the results until Tuesday. That's when he will see the Dr. He was sick last night, but seems to be better this morning. To all here and all who follow, have a Wonderful Hump day. Danish and French Toast in the NC. santa
Posted by: venus

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 08:14 AM

Good morning and have a great day Joe, Ana, niteowl (great to see you back), Haroula, Cailyn, Gerry, Gail, Connie and all who come in after me. wave

I'm off today. yay12 I also have plans to go to Wegmens with my friend again, so it's just going to be another quick post again. smile

Hope everyone has a fantastic Wednesday. fall santa
Posted by: Darlene

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 09:59 AM

wave Howdy ho, sweet Joe! Thanks for the openers! Here's to a complaint-free Wonderful World of Wednesday!

Connie, prayers going up for good results for Hubby! hearts

Gail, prayers of strength going up for you! hearts

Karen, prayers of strength going up for you, as well! hearts

Good morning, sweet 'Boomies!

Alrighty, gotta skoosh! See you later!
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 10:15 AM

Gail so sorry to hear your visit did not go well. You are in my prayers. hearts
I did not finish, I needed to get some sleep but I did a good chunk and will finish today.

I will be heading off to Zumba shortly. I realized yesterday that I am better off stepping away for a couple hours than trying to just sit all day.

Have a happy day everyone! I really hope it goes smoother for you all.

Ana wave
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 12:17 PM

Loved the GREEN thing, Joe! Sending it to all my friends. Ah the memories of lugging heavy Pepsi bottles back to the store to get some pennies to use in the gumball machine and get 'prizes' (plastic charms) which I still have to this day proudly displayed in a glass jar. My sister and I would compete to see who could get the most from the machine. The nice guy at the deli started packing one of the gumball machines with more charms than gum because he saw how much fun we had. Sometimes if you were really good on jiggling the handle, you could get 4 or 5 charms at a time instead of just one. Loved those day of childhood. Yup, we had no GREEN, just a load of fun.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 12:23 PM

Wonderful Wednesday ya'll puppy

It's cool here today...we won't see 60 but that ok. The sun is shining and the sky is blue.

Mil had a bad night at the hospital and will have some tests today so we are in wait mode.

Back later wave
Posted by: Midge

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 01:15 PM

Hi all. It's now afternoon and I still haven't vac'd the apartment yet. I have to get to it. Hi Gail. I'm lovin my apartment more everyday. I missed something about your results from your dr's appointment?

Midgie hearts
Posted by: flutist

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 02:44 PM

Good afternoon all.

We have been doing some decorating this afternoon. This morning I went by Kohl's and picked up a pair of jeans. Penny's quit carrying my brand but Kohl's have them. :yay: Then went on to the grocery store.

Midgie, gonna take some pics of your new apartment?

Gail, I guess I will go back to yesterday and see about your results.

Prayers going out to all who are in need. Hugs to all of you.

Posted by: luv2travel

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 03:10 PM

Hi Boomers!

Gail, you and Karen are both in my thoughts and prayers.
Gail's remark was in her post this morning, after her note about Connie's hubby. I almost missed it too.
Wishing all my friends a happy hump day! I'm enjoying Ghost Hunters on Syfy.
Andrea wave

Posted by: Haroula

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 03:49 PM

sleep wave
Posted by: Space Quest Fan

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 03:58 PM

Loved the green thing Joe broccoli12
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 04:07 PM

My, sounds like we need to have a day of fasting and praying!!! Prayers headed up for all!! If He brings us to it He will bring us thru it!!!

Gail keeping you and Karen in my thoughts and prayers. HUGS!!!

Connie prayers that hubbys results are good, good, good!!

L4l keeping your MIL in my prayers. Hope the test results are good!! HUGS!!

Ana may you finish the project with time to spare!!

Cailyn glad it was only rain but.....Gerry be careful walking in the snow. We have about 6 inches and I don't think there has been a day without some snow since Thanksgiving. duh And they keep talking about more every day for the next week.

Haroula are you rushing thru?? Have a nice day!

wave niteowl, venus, Darlene, Bets, Andrea, Midge, Sorta have a lovely day!

Joe thanks ever so much for the ,laughs this morning. You are great!!!

The taxi will run but not till later in the evening and I will not be staying but will go back and pick them up when they are ready to go home!!

Posted by: Lotus777

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 04:57 PM

Wow, special prayers going up for Gail, Karen and Connie's hubby. Need some for my dear Uncle and Aunt in S. Cali. Both elderly and he is in hospital..may be serious. S.he is alone and can't get around at all and I am almost 1000 miles away watching my elderly Mum. Life can be so frustrating.Getting ready for another round of wind tonight and tomorrow. Supposed to be like last time with gust to 70 MPH possible. I think they were a bit higher last time. At least this time it isn't supposed to last more than 15 hours. Hope they are right and then it will rain until next week sometime..... eek!! Hang in there everybody and Happy Gaming!! wave
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 05:11 PM

Oh dear Lotus, I hope the storm is more a tempest in a teapot type thing.

Hugs to all wave
Posted by: Sorta Blonde

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 06:31 PM

Finally got out of the house after all my coughing and sniffly nose thingie. Felt good to be up and around. Went to Costly Co and got my infamous fresh evergreen wreaths for my tenants to hang on their doors or fence. Even put one on my tenant/friend who is off visiting his home town and he will find it when he returns tomorrow. He hates wreaths. Ha. I'm happy to annoy him with one after taking care of his cat for 10 days. He will love the wreath or else. Looks so good with each of our houses with a nice wreath. Smells good too.
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 06:42 PM

Sorta, feel free to come hang wreaths at my house. I'd love to have one on each window and the front door.

I've been cleaning in the kitchen. I left it in a bit of a mess thinking son would clean it up. Ha! But it's looking much better now.

Son has been in bed for 24 hours now...very strange for him. I went in and checked..he is still breathing.

Tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches will be dinner, which will happen any minute. Just waiting for Soot.

Back later wave
Posted by: Yankee Clipper

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 07:22 PM

Sleepysleepy time -had company all afternoon. My son Steven brought 2 friends and 1 friend brought his mother over . The guys shot arrows at targets situated around the pasture and Linda(mother) and I talked and talked and did an online picture puzzle now I'm sleeepy -toomuch for gaming even. It's 6:16 and early beddybye time. All 3 guys are out of work and doing interviews. My son has an offer however he has 2 more companys lined up to interview so we shall see. I wish them all well.

Beauty weather

Hey all -get well Karen, Gail and all -May God Bless

Nighty bye
Posted by: looney4labs

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/28/12 08:57 PM

Night Yankee, sleep well puppy

Edit: Time for bed. Sleep well all sleep
Posted by: auntiegram

Re: Wonderful World of Wednesday - 11/29/12 01:02 AM

Lotus be safe in the storms! HUGS!

Sorta that was nice of you! Enjoy them.

Wow L4l son must really be worn out. lol Night and sleep well.

Yankee sounds like a nice day was had by all. Best of luck to son on the job hunt.

Ana hope you see the light!!

Time here to turn in! Night everybody sleep well and pleasant dreams!!