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The Bad Old Days

Post by Mali on Thu Dec 10, 2009 6:58 am

THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!
If you are 30 or older you will 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 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! If 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 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 favourite 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 Playstation 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! NO REMOTES!!!

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-bastards!

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!

Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd

























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Post by lorie on Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:31 am

Really. I don't even KNOW what half the electronic stuff out there does. Wish I was in 1980 again..
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Post by Mali on Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:33 am

Shit I dont I was 14 years of age puberty thanks but no thanks. What a crap time of life. I don't own half the electronic stuff just my old computer and that is it. No new technology here sides I would not know how to use the stuff.

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Post by herbiedog on Thu Dec 10, 2009 2:56 pm

Same here..just this elderly computer...no sky tv only freeview .... our mobiles are hand me downs from the kids..which I usually leave in the bottom of my bag and wonder what that funny noise is when it rings and then have to empty my bag on the floor to find it..

damn this new technolgy

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Post by oldboi on Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:22 pm

Yes well so true, but think wat it would be like without some of the new technology ...

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Post by herbiedog on Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:41 pm

the internet for one..we wouldn't be here reading this joke.....

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Post by Mali on Thu Dec 10, 2009 5:35 pm

The internet has been the biggest thing for me I just love it I would be so isolated the last few years without it. Liz I do have sky tv or foxtel/austar it is called here couldn't do without that even though it costs me a freaking fortune.

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Post by lorie on Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:11 am

True, I wouldn't have mt friends here, but I wish i never got sucked into the 500 channel tv pkg. My hubby is a tv junkie.
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Post by Mali on Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:25 am

Five hundred channels what the hell does he need that many for? I have a few on austar but boy not 500 you would never watch them.

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Post by herbiedog on Fri Dec 11, 2009 5:10 pm

The more channels you have the more rubbish there is....

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Post by Beth<3 on Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:22 am

HAHAHAH this made me giggle!!!!!!!!!!

i owuld DIE without interent, 500 odd tv channles, call waiting and caller ID haha,
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Post by Mali on Sat Dec 12, 2009 7:18 am

I think we all feel the same way about the internet Emma.... I would die without it as well.

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