A Message To Those Under 30!

This was something sent to me that was just too funny not to share with others!
 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.... Uphill... Barefoot... 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 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, 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 ***! 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. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby!  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!

  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". OH MY GOD !!!  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, mister!

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 *** 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!  Imagine that!    

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 1980 or any time before!


The Over 30 Crowd

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Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228
51-55, M
13 Responses Jul 22, 2010

Fastidiousdesires, you are so correct! Back in the day, we feared our parents more then the police. That is why the police hardly saw us. I remember a friend of mine was picked up for doing something he should not have been and begged the police not to call him mom! Our parents and the neighborhood kept us in check back then, not even the police seem to be able to do it these days. And sadly, many of the real young kids--- seem to be raising themselves. <br />
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It was way less dangerous back then, and less expensive to do things. Shooting a gun wasn't the answer for everything. And back then... you actually had time to enjoy your childhood. Gym shoes were something you wore, (remember Converse was the top of the line back them, Ked's (with the red ball and Kenny's). You could pull up into a gas station and someone would run out, clean your windows, check your oil and pump your gas --- without you even asking! LOL... I feel so old!

And tell it to kids of today and they won't believe you.

I remember a time before microwave ovens, remote control TVs, mobile phones. My son believes I had a deprived chilhood because we didn't have a computer let alone access to the 'net

Hahah! That was nice. Im still young though, just turned 24, but I totally agree with you. I sometimes envy my younger siblings for being exposed to the internet, techy gadgets & stuff at such an early age.

Thanks for the laugh, : )<br />
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The way were are currently heading I doubt life will be so easy for them much longer.

fun read dc! god i loved cassette tapes, u can record and re-record over them.....how i'd sit by the radio and wait to press "play" and "rec" at the same time so i could copy my fave song from the stations...good times, good times :)

I love it !!!! OH........ those were the good ole days. LOL It certainly can't get better then that !! :-)<br />
Yes.... I do remember all of that. I'm still laughing. Thank you for walking me down memory lane. hehehehehehehahahahaha You wrote it *BEAUTIFULLY* !! *HUGS*

LMAO! Stop! I'm choking!<br />
No Simpsons, no Family Guy... no such thing as a "prime time" cartoon!

ROFLMAO! To all of your comments... when I recieved this one I just had to share it! Our version of HD TV --- try to put aluminum foil on the attenna, to try and get better reception! And Empty, if you could see 8-tracks! OMG! We used to think that they were so "cool" back in the day! I'm still laughing at this...

Ahaha....I may not be 30, but I can still identify with a lot of this :)<br />
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I remember casette tapes...They were endless amounts of fun XD

Oh I laughed my @ss off! I remember no remotes for the TV

The cell phones were down all over the state yesterday and my daughter said "What are we going to do, Momma, without cell phones? How are we going to make it until they get back up?" My husband and I just looked at each other and laughed. We still have a land line that worked! Ahhh, youth!

I'm sad to say I agree with it all ... well the sad bit isn't that I agree with it all.... it's that I'm 21!!!!!