Monday Moaning

We have become too bloody lazy!

Yes, laziness has become epidemic.

The vast majority of people just couldn’t get off their fat acre to save themselves.

Gadgets, are the bane of modern living and our lives are full of them, a great number of them totally useless, unneeded and a waste of the earth’s precious resources in the making.

Look at this…

laziness-level-murica-01

Pathetic!

What ever happened to lift, tip and pour?

“Oh, but that requires energy.”

It’s bad enough that you buy processed juice at the supermarket, but to stoop to this level is beyond comprehension.

Why not BUY oranges and get fresh juice?

“But I do! I have one of these.”

juicer

Another bloody gadget!

Whatever happened to these?

hand-juicer

It’s bad enough that it’s made from plastic, but it’s far more ecologically correct than any motorised gadget.

We go further into this laziness thing.

Celery

Here’s an example.

You buy your celery at the supermarket, and usually a bunch of celery is far more than you want; so some, if not most, finishes up in the trash or compost.

Celery off-cut

Celery off-cut

Celery, like many vegetables can be grown easily from off-cuts, no need for a garden or seeds or even getting your hands dirty.

Next time you buy celery, could be the last time you’ll ever need to do that again.

Trimming your celery, you have the root end as an off-cut.

Stand it up in a saucer of water, and watch what happens. Once you have green shoots growing from the centre, put it in a planter with potting mix or home compost so that just the green is above dirt level.

You want to see the results? Visit 17 Apart

Next time you need one stick of celery, just break one off, no need to buy a whole bunch.

Maybe you didn’t know you could do this. That’s because supermarkets have made you lazy! They’re just too damned convenient.

What could be more convenient than having your celery or other herbs on the kitchen window sill at your beck and call?

clock_hands_spinning_backward_md_wmWe have got ourselves into a rut, and we can’t see how to get ourselves out.

But we can, we just have to turn the clock back, back to grandma’s day.

Because, if we don’t, we are doomed to be getting fatter, lazier and more reliant on resource wasting gadgets.

*Jumps down off soap box*

 

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5 responses to this post.

  1. I’ve only got manual oragne and lemon / lime squeezers LOL

    Oh, did you know that just like celery, if you cut off the root end of carrots and onions, and pop them in water, you can grow another one too 🙂

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  2. Now that’s lazy! I can see something like that drink dispenser being marketed to the disabled as I see the day I may not be able to lift a gallon but then I don’t buy gallon sized drinks.

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