Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Spoiled Under Thirties

I don't know who originally penned this amusing waggling finger to the Under Thirties but since the Meme requested at the end to send it on to relevant parties, I thought I would paste it on the snuffboxfilms Blog for the mirth of this Blog's readers.  


If you are 30 or older you will think this is so very true!!!!

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

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
a...s!  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'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 stuff 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 mobile phones to send each other text messages- if you wanted to flirt with someone you had to write a little note and then get brave enough to hand it to them. Or  if we were running late to meet up- if you weren't at the said location, at the said time- your mates would just leave without you or get really pissed off for making them wait and wonder if you were coming.

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

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 rats!

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

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