"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Hehehe...I had a good laugh today.

Thanks to my sis Becky who sent me this...


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 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 damn 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 damn library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!

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! You wanted to
steal music, you had to hitchhike to the damn record
store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd 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 the tape would come undone 'cause that's how we rolled; 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!

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 mom, your boss, your Bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!!
You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Play Station video
games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids'. Your 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! 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

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
something up we had to use the stove ... Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about!
You kids today have got it too easy.
You're spoiled.
You guys wouldn't have lasted
five minutes back in 1980 or before!

The over 30 Crowd


Raggedy Ann said...

I hear you! I hear you! However, in some things I think I was better off than my son nowadays. Not when it comes to gadgets and stuff, but certainly when it comes to education. I went to school in Canada and my son goes to a private school here in Portugal. But it feels like we've gone back in time...way back!

Parenthood For Me said...

LOL. Esp about taping your favorite song on the radio- waiting, waiting until it came on. I love it. I left you a present at my blog.

Another Dreamer said...

LOL! I needed that chuckle.

Soralis said...

Oh my that's funny! I guess I am joining the old crowd now! LOL

Stefanie said...

I really enjoyed this one!

Chris said...

Needed that.
Anyone remember trying to get the lyrics to a song? No looking it up on line...you played the song over and over trying to write down the words.

~Jess said...

While I'm not to 30 yet, this post had me rolling. It's all true! A lot of things for the over 30 crowd were the same for the above 25 crowd....stamps were more expensive though lol

Meari said...

I've seen this before and still LOVE it! So, so true... and Yes, kids are spoiled these days!