Cashier Insults Entire Generation, Grandma Puts Her In Her Place

When was the last time you said something that you instantly regretted? I’m sure that all of us have done it at some point in our life and some of us may have a habit of doing it on a regular basis. Sometimes, it comes out of innocence but at other times, it is because we tend to be a little high and mighty when comparing our generation to the older generations. Every generation always feels as if they are better and more enlightened. Apparently, that is what this cashier felt when she opened her mouth and put her foot right and it.

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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