Way too true and funny.worth the read.
If you are 35, or older, you might 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...Barefoot... BOTH ways. yadda, yadda, yadda
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 my 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 forty, 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!
1) 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!!
2) 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! Stamps
were 10 cents!
3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a
matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to
kick our rectum! Nowhere was safe!
4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal
music,you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!
5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the
DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were
no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape
and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone
rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?
6) 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!
7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house,
you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be
out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH !!! Think of the
horror...not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's
TEXTING. Yeah,right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you
And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you
had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your
boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just
didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video gameswith
high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like
'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen 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
The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until
you died!Just like LIFE!
10) 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 rectum and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!!
Oh, no,what's the world coming to?!?!
11) 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 Brats!
12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we
had to use the stove! Imagine that!
13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long.
Oh,no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back
inside... you were doing chores!
And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung
If you were lucky, you got the "safetyarm" across the chest at the last
moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard,
well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!
See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it
too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five
minutes back in the 1970's or any time before!
The Over 30 Crowd
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