Post by Mills Extreme Vehicles on Nov 7, 2019 18:10:22 GMT
Kit cars help save the planet, the running gear from an MX5 now lasts for ever thanks to Exocet builders yet we now have to suffer school kids preaching to us oldies that we cocked up the planet.
Back in the 60's and 70's there was not a plastic bottle to be seen, they were all made of glass that we re-used, pop bottles went back to the shop to get your deposit back. No plastic bags, loose food was put in brown paper bags, sweets were bought per 1/4lb and put in paper bags. Today they charge for a bag in order to encourage people to try to carry and probably drop half the stuff on the way to their cars. Mothers had shopping trolleys in the 70's to take stuff home and as we didn't have "sell by dates" we would use our nose before wasting stuff. So if the bacon was shiny we cooked it for longer to burn off bacteria. We walked to school from 5 years old, no jumping into mummy's 4 x 4. No McDonald's or Burger King plastic toys, no idea why they bother handing out paper straws that poke through a plastic lid today. We didn't have polystyrene food boxes to litter the street with and they used newspapers to wrap our chips in. Our milk was delivered and empty glass bottles collected 6 days a week by a milkman who drove an electric vehicle! Holidays were at Butlin's via the train not via a gas guzzling aeroplane jetting off to far off Tennereach. So I think these youngsters need to take a look in a recycled mirror and think again about which wasteful generation are cocking up the planet? Now I must get back in the garage and exercise whilst I use peddle power to run my generator to charge my EV Exocet. ~_~
Well I note that you've edited it a little in tone which is good as, to use your oft made quote, "school children read this forum"
However almost every issue you raise has been caused by the generations before the youngsters you are targeting.
Sure they might be going to school in mummy's 4x4 but it is usually mummy's paranoi that enables this, mummy's laziness that she doesn't decant the sweets into bags, mummy not being able/arsed to cook instead of buying take outs. Feel free to decide your own sex of "mummy" by the way.
As for kit cars saving the planet- that arguement only works if the said kit car is the only car in the family.
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body. But rather, to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming .... WOW what a ride.”