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!
but you didn't have to worry about about thousands of sexual fiends contacting you and your reading and writing skills were horned in the library and literary skills by the letter writing
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 a** ! Nowhere was safe!
and have created a generation that is more violence than any before. Our parents not only beat us they may actually kill us or they completely ignore us (don’t know which is worse).
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?
… but a record was around $1.00 and some of you still have the hard copies of these classics.
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.
So none of you are using the convenience of technology, right. You sound like your dad when “new” the telephone, television and computer were invented.
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!
. … and THAT was a good thing?
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!
some of us can win at those ancient games – I guess it’s a matter of talent (hah!!!)
You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on TV! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your a** and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!!
poor baby – so I guess you still don’t have remote and still have to get up off your fat a-- – right???
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!
This is another instance of selection memory loss. We have TV Land so we know you had cartoons every day after school along with some neat kids TV shows. (remember M-I-C-K-E-Y you know the rest now?)
And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat up something, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!
you complaining or bragging about eating real food?
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!
Try looking at the news….
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!
I hope that was a joke – when you know better you do better
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!
You wouldn’t last five minutes in school today as a 13 year old – wish you could try it though.
The under 30 Crowd
Oh, my!! Really bothered, huh? All in fun, bruh...all in fun...