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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

It's Sooooo True

I stole this from another website, I can't believe how true this is:

If you are 30 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 before the sun came up...Uphill...Barefoot... BOTH ways, in the snow... 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 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 thirty, uh forty-ish, 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 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! 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 ass! Then they would call your home and your parents would spank you AGAIN after you got home! Nowhere was safe!

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 yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would 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 then the tape would come undone rendering it useless.
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!

There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". 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.

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!

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!

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 ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!!

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-finks!

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

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 - 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 1980 or any time before!

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  1. I am rolling over with laughter!!!!!

    This is so TRUE!!!

    I use to get the safety arm all the time and even got it after we had seat belts.

    Oh the horrible life we had! HEHEHE

    Those were the good ol' days.

    Thanks for the laughs this morning. I needed them!

  2. So true!!!!!This generation of kids is the most protected kids since time has begun.

  3. OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG, Thanks for that alotttttttttt, I swear I peed lol. Being 40 in February comin up, I read this to my spoiled ass kids lololol. Bahahahahaha this was great tytytyty Michelle frugalredneck.blogspot.com

  4. Boy, talk about taking a walk down memory lane! I can associate with all of these, without a doubt!

    You did good, my friend!

  5. Brings back memories! LOL!!! We played kick the can (no soccer balls) and Red Rover. If you wanted to talk to a friend real close you strung a line from your hose to their house with tin cans on the end and talked. Very tiney!

    And of course we didn't know it was hot. For Thanksgiving or Christmas special fun went to Flying Red Horse Club and swam in the creek to cool off and ate hot dogs and RC Cola.

  6. Goodness, I actually miss those days ... for real.

  7. I had almost forgotten the "Safety Arm".

    Good Stuff.

  8. You are so right!!!! I have thought so many times about how easy my kids have it.

    I can't stand it when one of them says - "There's nothing to watch on TV". I am like - "You have over 200 channels - I remember when I had 3, in black and white, and when I want to change the channel I had to actually get up off my arse and walk to the TV!!!!".

    Great post!!


  9. HA! I still would rather relive my own youth than be growing up today. My mom did the safety arm, too. Of course, in the huge front seat of a '57 Chevy her arm usually only managed to shield the child in the middle, not the one near the passenger door, lol. We all survived just fine. I do fasten my seat belt today. My first car didn't have them, took a while to get into the habit.


    The one about taping our songs off the radio...OMG that used to piss me off. I'd wait and wait and wait...then the DJ would totally jack up the beginning. My stereo was HUGE - with that stupid double recorder deck. Then painstakingly snapping the tab so no one could record over my precious mixed tape.

    Thanks for the GREAT memories!!



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