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You kids today are spoiled!

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by lethal tupperwa, Feb 1, 2003.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

    Aug 20, 2002
    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 through
    year 'round blizzards carrying their younger siblings on their backs to
    their one-room schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A average
    despite their full-time after-school job at the local textile mill where
    they worked for 35 cents an hour just to help keep their family from
    starving to death!

    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've reached my thirties, I can't help but look around and
    notice the youth of today.

    You've got it so damn easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a
    darned Utopia!

    And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't even know how good you've
    got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet--we wanted to
    know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves! And
    there was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter with a pen!--
    and then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the
    mail box and it would take like a week to get there! And there were no MP3s
    or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to go to the record store
    and shoplift it yourself! Try sticking an LP Album under your jacket, buddy!
    Or we had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd
    usually talk over the beginning and screw it all up!

    You want to hear about hardship? We didn't have fancy stuff like Call
    Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy
    signal! 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 boss, your Mom, a
    collections agent, your drug dealer, you didn't know!!! You just had to pick
    it up and take your chances, mister!

    And we didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videogames 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! You 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 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! When a tall guy sat in front of you, you
    were screwed! And sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only
    like 20 channels and there was no on screen menu!

    You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

    And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons on Saturday
    morning... ...D'ya hear what the hell I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK,
    you spoiled little brats! That's exactly what I'm talking about!

    You kids today have got it too easy!

    You're spoiled, I swear to God! You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in
    the 80's!

    Note I'm older than dirt but I thought this was cute.
  2. LovemyGlock's


    Aug 19, 2002
    Don't forget, we did not have cell phones either, if you were waiting for an important call you sat at home and waited by the phone hoping no one else called and tied up the line!;a

  3. riddler


    Jan 19, 2001
    Sadly, the partyline is using the phone without you knowing about it, so you miss the call just the same.;e
  4. MooseJaw

    MooseJaw NRA Lifer Silver Member CLM

    Feb 12, 2002
    Aw heck..

    I'm old enough to remember when there wasn't any phone call worth waitin' around for..

    THOSE were the good old days.. ;)