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You know your getting old when .....

Discussion in 'Jokes and Humour' started by VTRBob, Apr 19, 2005.

  1. Has the world changed or what...

    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were
    kids in the 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived,
    because our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based
    paint which was promptly chewed and licked.

    We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or
    cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.

    When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip-flops and
    fluorescent 'spokey dokey's' on our wheels. As children, we would ride
    in cars with no seat belts or airbags - riding in the passenger seat
    was a treat.

    We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted
    the same.

    We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy juice with sugar
    in it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside

    We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and
    no-one actually died from this. We would spend hours building go-carts
    out of scraps and then went top speed down the hill, only to find out
    we forgot the brakes.

    After running into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve
    the problem. We would leave home in the morning and could play all day,
    as long as we were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us
    and no one minded.

    We did not have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99
    channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones,
    no personal computers, no DVDs, no Internet chat rooms.

    We had friends - we went outside and found them.

    We played elastics and rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt!

    We fell out of trees, got cut, and broke bones but there were no law suits.

    We had full on fist fights but no prosecution followed from other parents.

    We played chap-the-door-run-away and were actually afraid of the owners catching us.

    We walked to friends' homes.

    We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn't rely on mummy
    or daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner. We
    made up games with sticks and tennis balls. We rode bikes in packs of 7
    and wore our coats by only the hood.

    The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard
    of...They actually sided with the law.

    This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem
    solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion
    of innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and
    responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all. And you're one
    of them. Congratulations!

    Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow as real kids,
    before lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.

    For those of you who aren't old enough, thought you might like to read
    about us.

    This my friends, is surprisingly frightening......and it might put a
    smile on your face: The majority of students in universities today were
    born in 1986........They are called youth.

    They have never heard of We are the World, We are the children, and the
    Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife not Billy Joel. They have never
    heard of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena Cherry or Belinda Carlisle For
    them, there has always been only one Germany and one Vietnam.

    AIDS has existed since they were born. CD's have existed since they
    were born.

    Michael Jackson has always been white.

    To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can't
    imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.

    They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible are Films
    from last year. They can never imagine life before computers.

    They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, Red Hand Gang or the
    Famous Five.

    They can't believe a black and white television ever existed. And they
    will never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile
    phone. Now let's check if we're getting old...

    1. You understand what was written above and you smile.
    2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night out.
    3. Your friends are getting married/already married. 4. You are
    always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with
    5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.
    6. You remember watching Skippy the first time around.
    7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the
    good Old days, repeating again all the funny things you have
    experienced together.
    8. Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other
    friends because you think they will like it too...

    Yes, you're getting old!!!
  2. yup I'm old.... and PROUD OF IT!!!

    Lot of truth in the first part eh...., bruises, scrapes, breaks, all accepted as a part of life, and worn with pride.

    If you acted the tool, and were caught. you EXPECTED a flogging, and didn't complain, or threaten a law suit.

    Nowadays that isn't considerred right, so every turd who vandalises and steals knows you can't dish out a decent bit of corporal punishment so they DGAF.

    Call me a dinosaur, but the strap, cane and open hand the parents and others dished out when I crossed the line didn't do me any harm.

  3. I must be oldish

    I find teenagers annoying with their crappy doof doof music.

    And they dress inappropriately.

    And they are too young to be parents

    And they should go to school and not take drugs

    And I don't like this weather it's too cold

    And..........I think it's time for a nap. :LOL:

  4. Shite, I was just about to do that :D :D [/quote]
  5. nice on Bob
    and true...all of it!

    you did miss the bit about the iceman, the nightcart man
    and the milko doing home delivery

    I used to do newspaper deliveries on a (push)BIKE
    and NO, the paper was not wrapped in plastic
    I also got a tip at Christmas from the householders
    I delivered to...hehehe
    aaaahhh, the good ol' days
    I ride a bike with CARBURETTORS..not a chip EFI or computer in sight :LOL:

    cya mate

  6. 9. The bike you honestly desire above all, in your heart of hearts, is a GPZ900R?
  7. I'm only twenty-two and some of that rang true for me...
  8. reply

    Yeah. Milk delivered by horse & cart with about 5 milk cans. Me standing out in all weather with billy in hand and 3 shillings. Ladled into billy and off inside.

    Bread. Large loaf, half loaf or qtr. Wrapped in paper and handed over the counter.

    Getting to school, walk, what other way was there? 3 miles.

    Play? When there was no this to be done or that to be done, no time left, if there was, a bit of footy or cricket. Later on dragging billy cart to top of town and flying down hill no brakes. (Would not do that today for money)

    Pictures Sat arvo, IF I had done all the chores and not played up (belting brother or sister) I got 1 and six to go. 9 pence to get in and the rest lollies. Prob was I had to take said br and sis along. Most times it was worth belting br and sis instead. (Later of course the girl friend was temptation enough to go, cant remember the pics though)

    Of course superman, rocketman, and cartoons were great too.

    Would I go back, yeah I think so.

    Must be older than I thought.

  9. As a friend of mine states in his sig on a car forum,

    I can remember when Motor Racing was dangerous and Sex was safe.............
  10. Shyte :shock:
    I remember that, as a job.
    Shyte :shock:
    I must be old too :cry:
  11. Yeah so do I, it was just before I took an interest in the first and hadn't had a chance to experience the second.... :LOL:

  12. Guilty as charged your honour :roll:

    Although the outer western suburbs of Melbourne had/has a severe lack of hills :( I still destroyed a lot of billy carts by crashing into power poles and fences, but at least I was able to patch them up and keep going. Unlike todays toys which are throw aways after a few uses, but I must say my 4yo nephews Tonka trucks I have brought for him over past few years are still going strong. Just wish he'd hurry up and get old enough for Uncle PVDA to buy him a train set :p :D :LOL:
  13. Yep, I know the feelings!
    Old as charged!
  14. Re: reply

    don't forget Jet Jackson ...and Ickabod Mudd :wink:

    what about first release stuff on BLACK and WHITE TV
    like .....Thunderbirds, Green Acres, Gilligans Island
    Robin Hood, World of Sport :p

    who remembers our PINK :shock: Sports paper
    the Sporting Globe

    What about ya Dad buying a car with synchro on first gear....? :LOL:

  15. Torchy the Battery Boy!!!
    Keystone Cops with Rod Hull or Sea Hunt with Loyd Bridges :shock:
    Wagon wheels as big as yer hand and Noddy sleepin' with BigEars :wink:
    Dripping on toast for lunch and fightin with yer mates over the last Licorice block :)
    Tipit and Kerplunk,Matchbox cars in boxes,your first pair of Levis or Amco bulldenims...or for the girls anice tight fittin pair of Staggers.
    Man I been feelin old too long 8)
  16. Agree with all of this.
    I can remember in the UK when the Rover P4 or the Cortina GL were the top selling cars.
    I can remember flares the first time around.
    I remember 'Killing Me Softly' the original rather than the remake of a remake and the kids thinking it's a new song.
    I was singing along to a song on the radio at work the other day. It was INXS' - Never Tear Us Apart - released on the KICK album in 1987. I knew all the words!! A young female co-worker, asked me how come I knew all the words. I said I was a 17 y.o youth at the time as was trying to shag anything in a skirt when it was released. She said she was three...:(
  17. I remember getting our first colour TV in the early 70's, I was about 4ish. We switched on this COLOUR TV, the first thing I saw was a WHITE car - and I can honestly remember feeling a little cheated!! :LOL:
  18. Sp who remembers , such drama's on black and white tv like

    Division One
    Cop Shop
    Matlock Police
    and my fav : Paul Cronin as SOLO ONE on his CB750 four !!

    oh and Spy Force

    of god damn it im feeling old again

    :? :LOL:
  19. I remember the batman and superman tv series... and both were real men and had "prominent bellies", these days they'd both be dragged off to the diet clinic and taught anorexia.

    Going to the movies with a couple of dollars on a saturday arvo, seeing a full length movie, AND "The Cisco Kid", AND some cartoons before intermission... you remember intermission? where you got to stretch your legs and spend the change from the $2 on lollies or popcorn before the second feature?

    Dad taking me to a Drive in and watching 2001 a Space Odyssey, then later trying to sneak in with 3 mates hiding in the boot :D
    Taking the GF to the drive in and trying to sneak something somewhere else :shock: (SLAP!!)

    Going on a fishing trip to the Murray or Victor Harbour with the old man, and listen to him complain that it took TWO DOLLAR FIFTY CENTS to fill the '64 Beetle on the way home.

    Realising if we kept the '64 beetle it would be worth a lot more than the $800 he paid for it ](*,)

    <sigh> might go and shed a tear over the old family photo album... you know the one in a book, not on a CD-Rom :roll: