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Kids Today Have It Easy

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by grange, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. If you are 30, 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 darn 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 butts! 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 screw 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 darn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOODNESS !!! 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 butt 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 lucky, 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 1980 or any time before!


    The Over 30 Crowd
  2. Shall we go back even further,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
    6.00pm closing for pubs, in Victoria
    no disco's, but there was a dance on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights at every local hall.
    Go to the Saturday arvo flicks,,,,,,,cos 1 shilling for another shilling you got a pie ,drink and a bag of lollies.
    Milk was delivered in bottles by a milko with horse an cart ,can remember him finishing hes route about 7 am.
    Xmas all shops closed for 4 days,
    i used to work at dads petrol station was paid $2.00 an hr and i thought i was rich.

    are yes some memories never die
  3. I could get absolutely plastered on $2.oo..
    Petrol @ 15c litre (I got in lots of strife off my boss for fitting 80 cents worth of petrol into a gallon can, at the time a gallon was 70 cents).
    I promised to quit smoking when they hit $1.oo a packet.
    No rear seat belts in cars,
    As 1698 was just coming into play,
    State (NSW) speed limit was 80kmph/50mph outside of built up areas unless, in the drivers opinion, it was safe to exceed (in other words, out of town = no limits)
    Bikes had front number plates,
    Grog limit was supposedly .08 (unless you happen to live "way out west" in which case you had to have at least .08 in the system just to remain hydrated).
    I was earning $48.50 as a first year apprentice (1976)
    Full board cost me $25/week
  4. I can remember when at primary school, that you had a bottle of milk given to you, to have with your lunch, and it wasn't kept refridgerated, it was left outside till consumed by the school kids....
  5. ^^^^^oh!!.. I'm not that bloody old!!.... :-s