*This was posted on one of the forums I'm on and I got a laugh out of it as I can relate.
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with
their tedious stories about how hard things were
when they were growing up; what with walking
twenty-five miles to school every morning... uphill
BOTH ways yada, yada!
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 don't know
how good you've got it!
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...on paper, 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 hitch hike 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 @#*% 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 service either! When the phone rang, you had
no idea who it was! It could be your school, your
mom, your boss, your bookie, a collections agent,
you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and
take your chances!
We didn't have any fancy 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 or dot! 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 or amazing sound! All the seats were the same
height! If a tall guy or some old broad with big hair sat
in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just
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 a$$ 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 oven.... imagine that!
If we wanted fast popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy
Pop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an
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! Oh yea, and a seatbelt was Mom throwing her arm
across your chest every time she hit the brakes.
The over 30 Crowd