the spoiled under-30 crowd!!!

@nana1944 (1367)
United States
July 29, 2007 4:20am CST
This so true and I wanted to share it. I got this in an email from a friend but I cleaned it up to be able to post it here. 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 dam 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 dam 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 screwed 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 Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like "Space Invaders" and "asteroids" and the graphics sucked a**! 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 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 brats! 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! Regards, The over 30 Crowd
2 responses
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
29 Jul 07
I think I am going to print this and hang it on the front of the dish network box..and a copy for the modem. maybe one for the microwave as well. And a really big copy for the room upstairs where Shawnee watches cartoons day in and out..lol
@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
29 Jul 07
You need to do that.The Pac-Maitis thing was just too good to miss, eh?
@jeanena (1616)
• Bucklin, Kansas
30 Jul 07
You know I really do miss the days of the old atari 2600. and the regular NES and mario brothers games on the old controllers. Life was a bit more simple back then.
• United States
29 Jul 07
roflmfao!!!!! that is so true i tell my kids that all the time. they go outside and come in and say its boring and want to go read or listen to the radio or just see what i am doing lol. i tell them all the time you have a pool, trampoline, volleyball, bocca, horseshoes, tetherball, crocket, i mean the list goes on and you are bored when i was a kid we had a stick and some rocks and pine cones lol. we never went inside and said its boring we had to use out imaginations. now kids dont have that cause they have so much other stuff they dont have to think up games and such. anyways. i miss the old days when kids were kids lol.
@nana1944 (1367)
• United States
29 Jul 07
I was a child of the forties and fifties and if we wanted a toy car or something like that, we took a block of wood and some nails and some pop bottlecaps for whells and make our own.