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        09-07-2010, 12:00 PM
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        09-07-2010, 12:44 PM
    I know what you mean The other day there was this guy when I went shopping who was cute (I was checking him out) but he had his trousers so low that they were obviously going below his bum you could see the outline off his butt.

    Btw before you think I'm a pervert this guy is a year older than me and really fit
        09-07-2010, 01:25 PM
    How do ya know he is a year older? ;)
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        09-07-2010, 05:13 PM
    He goes to another school in my area and he's in the year above my friend who goes there who is in my year.

    If you get what I mean. I've seen him before
        10-17-2010, 12:36 AM
    I'm 34, 35 in March, and all four of my kids will fully admit that they are spoiled! I know that I give them much better opportunities, education and respect than most of their peers resulting in gifted and talented classes for all. But, you had better believe that I let them know how times have changed. Such as, "You're tired of push ups, do sit ups! I'm tired too! When I was you're age you'd just get you're butt beat and that'd end it! Back to push ups!"
        10-17-2010, 08:21 AM
    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.
    I grew up with party lines, too, but it didn't bother us at all. Telephones were for adults, and if you were to tell your parents that you would like to call one of your friends, the answer would be "You have legs, don't you?".

    To add to the list, in the pre-calculator days when I was in college for engineering, we used slide rules to do math. You can probably still see one in the Smithsonian...or my attic with my manual typewriter and rotary phone.
        10-17-2010, 09:40 AM
    You are making me feel old.

    In our home in a suburb of London we had a rotary dial telephone. But whenever Dad wanted to phone Ramsgate which was where his mother lived some 65 miles away then he first had to dial 'O' for a switchboard operator who would then dial the number for you.
    Trouble was his mother was not and never was connected to the phone so Dad had to phone the number of a neighbour who would go and get Grandma.

    If you sent a tele'gram' through the Post Office then it would be printed at the local post office on a tape - which would then be cut and pasted onto a form and put into an envelope. Then the post boy would get on his bike and deliver it by hand.
    All regular post was delivered by the postman who walked his round with the mail carried in a sack carried over his shoulder

    In incidentally my name is not Methulsula - I am talking about the 1950s

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    The first computors - ran on Dos or other unique operating systems. One of mine held the operating system in a floppy disk and the data on another floppy disk. Talk about steam computing.
    The big event was when Microsoft eventually switched over to using icons - hence 'Windows' - because it was universally felt that the 'Mac' system was easier to use.

    But anything was better than using a manual typewriter without a correction device. To take a copy of a letter, you used two pieces of paper interleaved with carbon paper - so when you made a mistake you had to correct two copies of the letter.
    If you were really lucky you had a secretary who would take down shorthand - ie you dictated the letter and she wrote heiroglyphics on a notepad from which she touch typed the letter. It was nice if she was pleasant but you always judged her by her ability to type rather than her ability to make the coffee.

    By the way, how would you feel if you lived in the twenty first century and you discovered that the signal for the mobile phone won't work either up in the woods above the village or down in the valley in the village.
    There was no point in my taking the cell phone on horseback - the phone did not and still does not work because of lack of signal. However the scenery in Wales is pretty.
        10-17-2010, 10:09 AM
    Originally Posted by Barry Godden    
    If you were really lucky you had a secretary who would take down shorthand - ie you dictated the letter and she wrote heiroglyphics on a notepad from which she touch typed the letter. It was nice if she was pleasant but you always judged her by her ability to type rather than her ability to make the coffee.
    Oh my, yes....and she would translate your rambling dictation into proper English, too!

    I knew that times were changing when, 20+ years ago, corporations started replacing secretaries with temps to save money. I asked our new temp to make some copies ("Xerox") of a memo for me, and her response was "Let me show you how to work the machine, honey."
        11-13-2010, 12:53 PM
    Originally Posted by kevinshorses    
    I'm not 40 either but that is awesome!! I wish it said something about keeping your **** pants up!
    Haha! I know right? It's just strange how kids think it's cool to wear your pants halfway down your thigh...and the funny thing is they wear a belt to keep it there....
        11-13-2010, 05:45 PM
    There was one kid in my school who carried his pants like that. He was walking down the street when this woman who "accdently" put her walking stick on the edge if his trousers, bet you can guess what happened next

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