The Old Days?!

Discussion in 'Giggles and Grins........... (OPT IN)' started by Buckngator, May 26, 2009.

  1. Buckngator

    Buckngator New Member

    Mar 28, 2009

    If you are 40 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... barefoot...

    BOTH ways
    Yadda, yadda, yadda

    And I remember promising myself that when I grew up,
    there was no way in heck 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
    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 a dang 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 dang 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! Stamps were 10 cents!

    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 kick our butts! No where was safe!

    There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to
    steal music, you had to hitchhike to the 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!

    There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished and the tape would come undone cause that's how we rolled, dig?

    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, 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!

    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 butt and walk over to the TV to change the channel! 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-turds!

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

    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 or before!

    The over 40 Crowd

    (Send this to someone you'd like to make smile,
    Whether they are under 40 or not.)
    Have a wonderful day!!