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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 ***! 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 *** 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 *** 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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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! :twisted: They "borrowed" my phone and found that out!
 

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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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haha im 14 and i had to laugh at that because of how funy/true some of those things are, haha i was watching bugs bunny and tweety the other day... and my mom laughed at me because she couldnt believe i wasnt watching shows like 'family guy' or 'the simpsons' haha, oh and HEY! i work hard for the remote!! i have to wrestle my borther for it!!! lol
I must say, i dont use email that much anymore... ITS ALL FACEBOOK! XD
i got my mom back the other day cuz i have had my face slammed into the windows or dashboard of the car quite a few times... but now IM driving, its a standard, and i think i shaken her brain around a LOT lately, haha
this is pretty funny seeing how true most of this is for some of us kids, except i never skip a beat to vulenteer to do chores at the barn! ..... but im supposed to be vaccuming the house right now......
 

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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.
Our TV doesn't have any buttons. So when we lose the remote, you can't turn it off or on, or change channels. It gets really bad when the remote runs out of batteries, too. We never have any triple A's in the house, so you have to go find something to steal batteries from. T-T


I'm really unorthodox for a fifteen year-old.
I don't have a phone (because I'd have to pay the bill myself), and my grandma is faster at texting than me.
The only TV shows I watch? Very few, and I watch them online, since you can't even get them on our 800 satellite channels that are all repeats of the same craptacular shows!! *rage*
When I want to talk to somebody I talk to them in person, and I refuse "2 tipe lik dis her yah?"
But, I guess I love the computer, and I really want a PSP! *drool*


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...
When people do that to me, I poke them in the belly. Really, really hard.
 

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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.
Well said. I'm with you on this one, I go to school in the city now and pretty much all the kids could be classified as "lazy" and I hate how I get labeled lazy too, just because of my age. And your absolutly right about the parents fault. I know so many kids who have nothing to do because their parents don't make them do anything, so they make up dumb drama and get into drugs to stay occupied.
 

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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 ***! 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 *** 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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A few point to say how easy even you 40ish folks have it:

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen!
We had only fountain/cartridge pens. There weren't cheap disposable pens.
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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 ***!

Not only our parents and every other parent had permission but everyone, from your teachers to the bus driver could beat our butts and did on a regular basis.
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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?

Tape it? if we missed it we missed it unless you wanted to haul around a giant reel to reel recorder. In the cars we had either no radio or just a AM with one, count them one, speaker in the dash.
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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.

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.
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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'.

The only games we had were pin ball machines at the bowling alley. At home if you wanted to play games you pulled out a boxed game with a board and real dice and game pieces.
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You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

why bother with a book, there were only 3 channels?
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I'm sure when all you under 20 somethings are old and have kids of your own, you'll be saying "I remember when......" too :wink:
 

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Ahaha. I love how adults call us spoiled brats when they are the ones that spoiled us. If it wasn't for you all, we wouldn't even be this way.

Don't blame us for your advancements. :)
 

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Ahaha. I love how adults call us spoiled brats when they are the ones that spoiled us. If it wasn't for you all, we wouldn't even be this way.

Don't blame us for your advancements. :)
haha Tiff! I dont agree about the spoil/lazy part, but I do about the other parts!
 

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I'm 20 and actually remember a part of this. In fact remotes, no violence and child car seats were the only items in that list that we had in our house during 1990's. My friend had a cd player, I hadn't. At a school we used tapes and reel players. We had some computers at a school but no way we were allowed to surf the web, I don't know if we even had Internet there. We were allowed to play some very simple, educative games every now and then. I remember we had Sanahiiri for Finnish (1996-1997) Lingua Land for English (around 1997-1999). My other friend had a some kind of game console and it was so amazing. We hadn't. Some of people had a teletext in their tv, we hadn't, again. None had a cellphone or a computer at a home and we played outside instead of online. Phones were landline types.

I remember cell phones and computers turned common in private houses in early 2000's. I got my first cell in 2003 and first, used computer in 2000 (no Internet included). The first computer with Internet was in 2005. Oh, but I still live in VHS time. I don't have a real DVD player (tho I can play DVD's with my Play Station 2 or laptop) nor any DVD disk of my own. Any my tv is still a cathode ray tube type television, no any of these new flat ones.

Were we and our suburb retarded or was the 1990's something like that everywhere else too? :lol:
 

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Okay this is preeetty funny. But hey, I'm a teenager too, with a cell phone and a laptop. My cellphone is used for emergencies.. oh and for taking pictures of the new foals at the farm of course! My laptop? I'm not an msn/facebook junky. Yeah I have them both, but when I go on my computer, its for homework, or horsework ;) Research.
I don't consider myself lazy either. I'm training 5+ horses for free, teach cheapy riding lessons to kids who can't afford to learn at fancy show barns. And I take care of 54+ horses. I volunteer with hay, teach at a camp, do barn chores/work. And none of this I am paid for, or asked to do. This is mere volunteer work! Yeah, sometimes I don't feel like vaccuming my room. Or doing the dishes. But I don't put up that big of a fight!
I know that most of my friends from school (*ahem* ALL of my friends from school) can be classified under this lazy ***, facebook junky, texting freak, type of person. But I also know that it is unfair to classify us all as those type.
Some of us work hard too!
And I do walk for 45 min, to and from school with a 25lb. backpack through all weather, including our -30 celcius blizzards!!
LOL, this is preetty funny though. And its not our fault that you smarty pants adults are inventing technology to make life easier.
 

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Oh my GAWD this is my dad speaking. Exactly my dad. "I had to walk uphill both ways to school sun or rain" blah blah blah. I know he complains about a lot of teens, but can you really blame him? There are those who are hard working and polite, but honestly 95% of them are all gangstas with pants down to their knees (haha they WADDLE! They waddle when they walk because their pants are too low!) or else girls who wear shorts that are so short they could pass as underwear, who text and need to have a constant entourage. Yes, they didn't have as much technology back then...but it's our fault? The reason they developed technology is for the exact reason so people don't have to work as hard...though I'll admit a lot of it is a little over the top.

There are times when I hear him talking about all that I just want to say to him: "Those who criticize our generation forget who raised it."

Having said that, I kind of would like to go back in time and see how it was..
 
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