From the internets.

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 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 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! 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 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 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 rat-bastards!

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

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7 thoughts on “From the internets.

  1. So funny! I remember our first remote control tv…the remote had a cord that went to the tv so you had to either sit within cord distance of the tv or get up and go change the channels yourself. What about Cell phones? Before when you wanted to make a call you actually had to have change to use a payphone.

  2. OMG. Too funny. I was SO born at least 25 years to early. I loved the 80’s but would have enjoyed it even more with current technology!

    Laptops, internet, and texting, o my!

    heehee

  3. i’ve seen that before and think it’s hysterical! i actually said something similar to Ryan this morning when she cried because she asked to hear a song again that was on the radio and we were unable to play it again for her. she usually listens to her CD’s or watches shows on TIVO or on demand so is use to watching or hearing whatever she wants over and over. what a tough life, she would have NEVER made it when we were growing up!! ; )

  4. This is so true! Many of my students couldn’t imagine life without a cell phone, and they can’t believe I don’t have one. “What would you do if you were at school and something happened to one of your kids?” they ask. “Well”, I say, “they’d probably call the office and someone from the office would transfer the call up to me.” They look stunned by the ancientness.

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