THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!! lol~!~

United States
November 12, 2008 4:42pm CST
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 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, yo ur drug dealer, a collections agent, you Just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister! hahahaha!!!!....and..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 Mnet 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 surfin g! You had to get off Your azz 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-bast%$ds!! hahaha!!..and to top it all off..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! DONT YOU LOVE IT!! AND OHH SOO TRUE!!! LOL LOL!!!!
4 responses
@deedeehall (1144)
• United States
12 Nov 08
but just look at all the memories you just brought back for all of us.do you think are kids are really the lucky ones?some of the kids cant even write very well because of the computer.remember having hand writing classes ?some kids dont even take time to listen to the radio.there is so many wounderful memories we have from those times that they will never have it really is kind of sad.this is a diffrent world there living in but i dont know if it is for the better.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
hey theer deed and thanks ffor replying..when iwrote this i was trying to make it funny.sarcastic if you will if a funny way..I loved my childhood and i wouldnt take it back for all the money in the world.althoug the television has greatly inporoved as long as the games..like atari..wow..i was soo excited when super nintendo came out..it was a whole new world to me! lol..but whats funny is that kids complain soo much now adays that there isnt anything to do..bblahblah..well if we would put away the pc..gameboys..nintendo ds..etc..and get them outside..i bet they would have so much more fun doing the things we used to do without the super electronics..gadest..etc..and mayeb if they lived a bit more in life liek we did..maybe..just maybe..there wouldnt be so much violence and hatred in younsters today..iknwo it wasnt liek this when i was theer age..ohh welll..heres to wishful thinking!! have a good one!
@winterose (39914)
• Canada
12 Nov 08
I am a lot older than you, we didn't have an electric can opener, we had a black and white tv there was no color we had a typewriter no computer, imagine typing term papers on a bloody typewriter, and having to correct your typing errors.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
hey theer rose..well hun if it makes any difference..we didnt have a computer mom was so broke..it was just her supporting me and my sister..and our can opener was broke..so we always had to use that pain n the bum manula one..to this day i refuse too own one..lol..and we didnt have cable..we used an antenna..which is funny cause im doin the same thing lol..and we get liek 3 channels..thats it..soo i have been there..believe you me!! lol lol! thanks for posting !
• United States
12 Nov 08
I am right with you on that one. .. today's kid's wouldn't know what to do if they were plunged into our childhood days. They would definitely think they were having a bad dream or nightmare. I wont complain though .. I liked my childhood and I don't think I am any worse off for noth having interent or all the gadgets..I bet my hearing will outlast many of our young people's today.
• United States
13 Nov 08
hahaha!! at first it woudl be culture shock to them..but i think in the end..theywoudl have sooo soo much fun doing what we used to do for fun.though imust say the video games are just awesoem now..i dont wanna take that back!! lol..but i do take sky to the library..and try to teach him what i can..and teh net has its major help as well..soo much more information..pics and viseos..but still..i think liek is aid if kids did half of what we used to..they wouldnt be soo bad like they are today..thanks for replying!~
@hildas (3031)
12 Nov 08
I loved this. You have brought back a lot of the eighties for me here. God, the tape recorder bit. I used to wait for the top ten charts on a sunday evening and press, pause and rewind for two hours. I loved it but. I still have a bag full of all the old tapes. My television was still black and white and I played pac-man. No remotes. Thank you for all this. Yes my kids do not no they are living. Excellent.
• United States
17 Nov 08
hey there hilda and happy day to ya! I did too and i used to do the same thing!!heck I still have my tapes somewhere that i got of the radio..and uknow whats funny we did that back then and no onehad probs with it..we get the net and download music this way and its stealing..WHATEVERRRRRRRRRR!!!! SAME THING as far as im concerned...and i loved the atari..and what funny is that i plaed space invaders everyday of my life..it became an addiction..lol..i dont know if our kids really have iot when i think about it..kids need to live how we did..they wouldnt take so much for granted i think..and they woudl play and use theer imaginaries more than playstation..computers etc...not sayin its really nice the things we have now..but i wouldnt have traded anything for my childhood:)