Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Love this one every time it comes around and in every form! LOL!

IF you are 36, or older, you might 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...
Barefoot... BOTH ways. yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way
I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my 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 forty, 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 Utopia!

And I hate to say it, but you kids today, you don't know how good
you've got it!

1) 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 library and look
it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

2) 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!
Stamps were 10 cents!

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As
a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission
to do the same! Nowhere was safe!

4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal
music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it

5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and
the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!
There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play
our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape
would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we
rolled, Baby! Dig?

6) 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!

7) There weren't any cell phones either. If you left the
house, you just didn't make a call or receive one. You actually
had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH !!! Think of
the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then
there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how
annoying you are.

8) 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 parents,
your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you
just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances,

9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with
high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games
like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen 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!

10) You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what
was on! You were toast when it came to channel surfing! You had to
get off your butt and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO
REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!

11) 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!

12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something
up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long.
Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back
inside... you were doing chores!

And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you
hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the
chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your
head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot
gun" in the first place!

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got
it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted
five minutes back in 1970 or any time before!


The Over 40 Crowd

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