Don’t Blame Older People for the Planet

Imagine being accused of ruining your planet. That’s what happened to my Nan’s friend Lynette, aged seventy-something, at a grocery store checkout.

You see, Lynette hadn’t brought any bags with her to the store. When she asked for some plastic ones to help her get the items home, the checkout-girl told her a bit more than company policy. It went something like this:

“You’re not thinking about the environment! It’s people like you who don’t bring bags who are ruining it for the rest of us. Your generation has destroyed the planet!”