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These kids nowdays...!

IF you are 30 or near it, you will think this is hilarious!!!! When I
was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes
about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with walking
twenty-five miles to school every morning .. uphill BOTH ways .
through year 'round blizzards. Carrying their younger siblings on their
backs ... to their one-room schoolhouse, where they maintained a
Straight-A average, despite their full-time, after-school job at the
local textile mill . where they worked for 35 cents an hour just to
help keep their family from starving to death! And I remember promising
myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay
a bunch of crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy
they've got it!

> > >

> > > But now that...

> > >

I'm over the ripe old age of thirty, I can't help but look around and
notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to
my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!

And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've
got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet. If we
wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it
up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

> > >

There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter.... with
a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in
the mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!

> > >

There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to
hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had
to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually
talked over the beginning and messed it all up!

> > >

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone
and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it! And we
didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had
no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your
bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!!

You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

> > >

We didn't have any fancy Sony Play station video games with
high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like
"Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked ! Your guy was
a little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there
were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever!
And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder
and faster and faster until you died! .. Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium
seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old
broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were
just screwed!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15
channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had
to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You
were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your
ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no
Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday
Morning. Do you hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for
cartoons, you spoiled little bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up ... we
had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire .. imagine that!

If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and
shake it over the stove forever like an idiot. That's exactly what I'm
talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled.

You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

--- Heather

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Yep..I have to agree with those. :)

~Happy New Year~

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OMG my life just flashed before my eyes -     printing this out and giving it to my kid!!!  LOLOL



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  That was funny. 


This is honestly true.  As a kid, we lived in Rochester NY, and the winters there were unbelievable, snow piled up so high we couldn't even open the front door.  Well, my sis, cousin and I went to Catholic school, and we walked every day.  I don't ever remember getting a "snow day".  We walked to and from school in blizzards so bad you couldn't even see your feet.  And, yep, walking to school was up hill


My kids could really care less about it when I say "you know, when I was your age........"

-- Edited by dafeedil at 14:17, 2007-01-06

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