April 28th, 2011

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How wasteful the older generation was‏

In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman
that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren’t good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, “We didn’t have 'the green thing' back in my day.”

The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation didn't care enough to save our environment."

He was right, that generation didn’t have "the green thing" in its day.

Back then, they returned their 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 they didn’t have "the green thing" back in that customer's 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.
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Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, Barrack Obama meets a man with a
beard. "Are you Mohammed?" he asks. "No my son, I am St. Peter; Mohammed is higher up." Peter then points to a ladder that rises into the clouds.

Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than St. Peter, Obama climbs the
ladder in great strides, climbs up through the clouds and comes into a
room where he meets another bearded man. He asks again, "Are you Mohammed?"
"Why no," he answers, "I am Moses; Mohammed is higher still."

Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy he climbs the ladder yet again,
he discovers a larger room where he meets an angelic looking man with a
beard. Full of hope, he asks again, "Are you Mohammed?" "No, I am Jesus, the Christ...you will find Mohammed higher up."

Mohammed higher than Jesus! Man, oh man! Obama can hardly contain his delight and climbs and climbs ever higher. Once again, he reaches an even larger room where he meets this truly magnificent looking man with a silver white beard and once again repeats his question:

"Are you Mohammed?" he gasps, as he is by now totally out of breath from all his climbing. "No, my son.... I am Almighty God, the Alpha and the Omega, but you look exhausted. Would you like a cup of coffee?"

Obama says, "Yes please!" As God looks behind him, he claps his hands and yells out: "Hey Mohammed, two coffees!"