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Discussion in 'Member Requests' started by Mike Allen, Sep 1, 2018.

  1. Mike Allen

    Mike Allen Gardener

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    The weekly shop...........Back to the 'OLD DAYS' How that's changed. In the past. One shopping bag. Spuds and veg went in first. No bar-code scanning, either Mr Jones totted it up in his head or he jotted it down on paper. Get home and unload. 'Recycling' What's that? Brown paper bags used for some produce could be used to light the fire with, or even used in the loo. Left over food was often, bubble and sqeak later, remains fed the chickens. The pet dog or cat, ate the same as you.

    Now the corner shop has gone and here stands the supermarket.

    I only came in for a loaf of bread,some veg, a couple of pints of milk. At the check out. Plus the bits I wanted. I now have. A set of sauspans on special offer, lots of tasties I've never had before and the list goes on. Not forgetting of course, all the packaging. Ask yourself. Have we really progressed for the better?????????????????
     
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    • Loofah

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      I think we’ve simply been enabled to become lazy and have adapted to that new lifestyle, embraced it even. That’s a very sweeping statement of course.
      My favourite meals tend to be made from leftovers and I have a natural inclination not to be overly wasteful which I assume is related to how my parents raised me.
      Have we progressed? Maybe.
       
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      • Jiffy

        Jiffy The Match is on Fire

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        May be the old days will return like the fashion industry, as Loofah says we've become lazy, food cooked in 2 minutes in micowave, PING :biggrin: but we now have a very busy social lifes
         
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        • HarryS

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          We have progressed without doubt . Watching the BBC2 programme Back in Time for Tea , this follows the food trends from the 1950s until 2000 . The cost as a percent of the weekly budget has fallen hugely . The choice has increased by 1000 times ! Can you remember the 1950's choice was very limited , you needed to shop every day. Chicken was a Christmas treat !
          Nowadays I place an order on the internet , with food choices from every corner of the world . This is delivered to our doorstep next day ! We still shop for all the fresh food etc. So for me huge choice and a lot cheaper is progress :blue thumb:
          Must go and add some Kumquats to my order :snorky:
           
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          • Tetters

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            This begins to sound like the conversation I had with the check out lady in Tesco yesterday. Nothing in the shop was 'ready made' and just about all we had for meals had to be put together from scratch. These days people reckon they have to have quick meals as the days get busier! What a load of tosh.
            Nobody was 'busier' than my granny - and maybe yours if you`re old enough. Washing the clothes, for instance took all day - the process was very hard work, and many women (like her) even took in other people`s washing for a shilling or two.
            Baking day also took up about eight hours. Bread made the old fashioned way - in the black leaded stove first, then pastries as the oven cooled, and cake last (if there was enough money for ingredients)
            She stayed home to care for the kids while the old man went down the pit.....
            These days it is very different, and I`m not sure if it`s progress in many ways - people are getting fatter, and greedier. There`s a gadget for every job imaginable = computers even do our thinking for us - calculators for school kids .... I shouldn`t have got started on this.....got some jobs to get done today..... ttfn :wheelie:
             
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            • Scrungee

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              People are too busy:

              Watching celebrity chefs on TV to make their own meals
              Reading mazagines about garden design and allotments to grow their own stuff
              Eating in garden centre restaurants to buy seeds.
              Watching house improvement programmes and reading glossy 'homes and interiors' type mags to do any DIY
              Etc.
               
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              • Tetters

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                How I wish I could manage to be as concise as you Scrunge :doh:
                 
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                • Verdun

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                  A fun thread Mike :lunapic 130165696578242 5:

                  Shopping is a pain:love30:.

                  Today though we can get into the store and out again fast. No parking worries but the worst parkers in the world always seem to want to park near me:love30:

                  Plus, most everything in one store too. A far greater range of products than available years ago. Real time prices are lower.

                  Do modern day shopping habits really make us lazy?? Self service petrol, we have to pick and fill our own trolleys, load our own bags of compost, television sets, white goods etc.

                  People dont work until they drop now thank goodness or thank technology :)

                  The gadget age is great....dont understand some of it but love it :)
                   
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                    I'm still old fashioned in a lot of things. I actually go to the shops for my shopping and, mainly, don't buy things with much packaging. Our food is cooked from scratch and no wastage. TV programmes - don't watch any of those mentioned.

                    Boring old fart! :old: :snorky:
                     
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                    • Tetters

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                      :loll: join the club :dancy: ......... I spell that with a ph - it`s much more refined ..
                       
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                        Well, you live in a posher county! :love30:
                         
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                        • Tetters

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                          That`s a thought :sad:......:scratch:......maybe I should move :thinking:
                           
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                            Don't do that, someone ;) won't be able to find you! :hate-shocked:
                             
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                            • pete

                              pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                              I was watching that "Click" programme on the BBC this morning, I dont watch it much as most of the stuff on there doesn't seem to have any real application in normal life.
                              But today they had the ultimate device every home should have.

                              It was a small tabletop, light up, wheelie bin.
                              It connects itself to the internet and changes colour to tell you which bins to put out on each week.
                              I'm really struggling to work out why no one has thought of doing this before?

                              I'm sure they will be available on Amazon shortly.:lunapic 130165696578242 5:

                              What we really need is the "Smart" WHEELIE BIN THAT EMPTIES ITSELF.
                               
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