When I was your age….

October 16, 2007 at 3:01 pm | Posted in Humor | Leave a comment

My friend emailed me this funny forward, hope you enjoy:

THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!
 
If you are 30 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
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 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!
 
There were no MP3’s or Napsters! You wanted to steal
music, you had to hitchhike 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 Boxes either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It
could be your school, your mom, your boss, your
bookie, your drug dealer, 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’ and the graphics sucked ass! 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!
 
When you went to the movie theater there no such
thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the
same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a
that sat in front of you and you couldn’t see, you
were just screwed!
 
Sure, we had cable television, but back then that
was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen
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 surfing!
You had to get off your ass 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-bastards!
 
And we didn’t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
something up.We had to use the stove or go build a
frigging fire… 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!
 
Regards,
The over 30
Crowd

 

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