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post #1 of 66 Old 03-02-2010, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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Growing Up Without Cell Phones!(OMG!)

I got this sent to me and thought I would share with y'all! I didnt make it myself, but I laughed!And I'm not over 40, lol!

If you are 40, 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 **** 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 **** 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! 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 **** 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 ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!
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 luckily, 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 1970 or any time before! Believe me I lived it........an the memories are beautiful, I loved it.
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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!!! Oh, no, what's the world coming to?!?!
My daughter actually spent 20 minutes looking for the remote the other day all the while complaining about missing her show instead of walking over to the tv and changing the channel.

She has a couple of chores inside the house (wash dishes, vacuum, clean the bathroom) that are usually only done 1/2 way most of the time..the other day I asked her for help outside. (we live on a working farm) The cattle and horses needed to be water, hayed, grained, and bedded down for the night. You would have thought she was going to die. After two days of helping me, she turned to me today and said, "Mom, sorry I give you such a hard time, I didn't know how hard you worked out here."

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I'm not 40 either but that is awesome!! I wish it said something about keeping your **** pants up!

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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
Your drug dealer? Lets hope not.

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I wish it said something about keeping your **** pants up!
I agree, nobody wants to see your underwear!

I'm not 40 either but my kids tell me I'm old. I finally got a cellphone since I have a 45min drive down an empty back road to where my horse is and my riding lessons are at a public arena that is in a secluded area. My kids were sooooo excited when they saw my phone has a full keyboard and were telling me all about texting! Uh, I have no idea about texting, I just took the phone that was free and besides, I don't know anyone that I would be texting anyways!

And much to my kids great disappointment, I had texting blocked! They "borrowed" my phone and found that out!
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that is great,

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Im a teenager and I don't apreciate stuff like this. Yes, I totally see how my mom would find it funny but I think these days, all adults/older people generalize us. All you hear about are the lazy kids who text constantly, don't do anything, don't know how how to do hard work, the ones who get messed up in some bad stuff. But do you ever hear bout the ones who work hard, the ones who think working is more important than texting, the ones who actually wanna make something out of themselves? No. I hate being one of those teens who get thrown into the mix of "they're too lazy to do anything, they have it too easy with their cell phones, none of them know what hard work is." I work and live on a farm. I don't get paid to do my chores. It's expected of you to do your chores and if you don't then you better be prepared for an ear-full. I mean, look at who raised those kids that are lazy. Don't look at the kids. If they weren't taught to work hard and that your cell phone can be taken away in the blink of an eye, that what do you expect them to do? Sorry for the rant and probably ruining the joke. I just get really upset when I see this stuff. =)

Edit: My mom refuses to take away my cell phone. She wants me to have it when I'm riding or working with the horses in case of an accident. So cell phones aren't always bad.

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I'm 15 and I absolutely hate texting. Especially when someone is doing it when I'm trying to talk to them. It is so annoying. Everything else I don't find annoying...

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I agree, nobody wants to see your underwear!
IDK, there's lots of posts with Kevinshorses wanting to see underwear XD

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IDK, there's lots of posts with Kevinshorses wanting to see underwear XD
lmao omg that made me laugh!! And you know its true kevinshorses!
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