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    06-19-2010, 03:46 PM
  #21
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by thunderhooves    
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.
Regards,
I am over just over 50 and can relate. Technology in the last 100 years has taken us from the horse and carriage to space travel. It's the little things we use everyday like indoor plumbing, electricity, gas etc. Working at a museum I try and teach the kids how far we have come in such a short time. I can't even imagine what technology we will have in a 100 years from now.
     
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    06-19-2010, 03:53 PM
  #22
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thunderhooves    
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.
Regards,
It was absolutely hilarious. Makes me realize how much I've adapted to the rest of the world by getting a camera, laptop, cell phones! I had forgotten how things were. Back when I was young, we had disk players and cassettes and you're right, cell phones were so freaking huge, you could have never put one in your pocket. I remember back when the first "smart" phone came out. I still remember when cds came out!

Ah thanks for the giggles. The world is definitely doing some pretty crazy things to us
     
    06-19-2010, 04:05 PM
  #23
Weanling
I love also how adults call us lazy and spoiled when there the ones who raised us. We learn from watching the adults around us, so watch what you say about us until you think about that.
     
    06-22-2010, 12:58 AM
  #24
Started
I am only 19 but even I have noticed that the kids of today are WAY different from how we were when I was a kid.

What's up with 9 year olds having cellphones? And mini skirts? When I was 9 I wore boy shorts and played in the mud.
     
    06-22-2010, 05:02 PM
  #25
Yearling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Carleen    
I am only 19 but even I have noticed that the kids of today are WAY different from how we were when I was a kid.

What's up with 9 year olds having cellphones? And mini skirts? When I was 9 I wore boy shorts and played in the mud.
agreed, I saw like a 9 year old plastered in make up the other day at work.
I dread to think what the future will be like, cause I admit we've got it really easy these days.
     
    06-22-2010, 05:43 PM
  #26
Foal
Im a teen and my 'ex friends' all have cells! I don't want one either! Until 2 weeks ago we only had dialup,and a 8 year old commputer! I didnt use the internet much, I don't e-mail at all I have never had a video game of any kind or Wii or any thing else! Im not lying! I don't have any of these things,but im a straight A student!(wink!) so im not a couch potato thunderhooves! Believe it or not,there are some good kids out here!!!!
     
    06-22-2010, 05:51 PM
  #27
Started
This made me crack up, and I'm only 17! Thanks for putting this on here :]
     
    06-22-2010, 05:51 PM
  #28
Weanling
Quote:
Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
We had only one phone in the house and it was attached to the wall. If you wanted to use it, you had to first pick up the handset and check to see if any of the neighbors were using it. We shared a party line not only with the family, but with the whole neighborhood.
Our house was 2 long rings & 1 short when the party line was 6 houses. It changed to 1 long & 1 short when the phone service got better......and was only 3 families on a line. Hard to have a private conversation when half the community was listening in!
     
    06-23-2010, 08:29 PM
  #29
Foal
I also don't appreciate this!!!! I don't have a/them....cell,video game of any kind,didnt have high speed internet until 2 weeks ago,i don't email at all,and I live on a ranch!so no time to be a couch-potato!!! My nearest friend live 2 towns away(about 25 miles away,#1 of 2 friends) my nearest neighbor is across 20 acres of pasture! So I wont have anyone to text to if I ever get a cell any way!! The longest i've ever been on the phone is 15 min.-with the farrier!!! So believe it or not,there are some good kids out there you know!
     
    06-23-2010, 08:31 PM
  #30
Foal
I put mine 2 times so someone will see it!!
     

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