Here\'s one for us, Sheree

 

THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!  

If you are 30 or older 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  

Yadda, yadda, yadda  

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
There was no way 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 darn 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 library and  
Look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!

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! If you wanted to  
Steal music, you had to hitchhike to the 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 talk over the beginning and @#*% 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 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 Playstation video
Games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games
 
Like \'Space Invaders\' and \'asteroids\'. 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!  


Sure, we had cable television, but back then that

Was only m-net And there was no on screen 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 butt 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 brats!

And we didn\'t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat  
Something up we had to use the stove … 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!

Regards,
The over 30 Crowd

2 Comments
  1. nonnerdeen 13 years ago

    LMAO oh man sounds like some of the things I have told my mom.  Gah I must be old telling stories like that. I didn’t have that atari system. We had the original one lol. Also no cable tv either. Thanks for the reminder of how old I really am hehe.

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  2. LoriB 13 years ago

    Atari didn’t come out til I was in my 20s. And yeah, Sheree I remember rabbit ears with foil on them. I remember my grandmothers Xmas tree was one of those silver foil ones that had the light underneath that went around, now those are called vintage and cost an arm and a leg….ah aging. I guess that make me vintage. 

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