Monday, November 10, 2008

When I Was A Kid.....

I received this in an email this morning from a friend. If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!! Enjoy!

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!

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!

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

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
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 and
There was no
Cartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons
On Saturday Morning. Do you Hear what I'm saying!?! We had to
For cartoons, you spoiled
Little rat!

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!

The over 30 Crowd


  1. oh yeah, you had it rough lol. Try only one tv - in black and white! There sure have been a lot of inventions in the last 30 years.

  2. Yup … this definitely would be entertaining for folks your age … and those of us who were born in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s have even different memories … no television at all (we sat around the radio and/or played games for entertainment as a family) … everything but churches closed on Sundays … an ‘ice man’ … ‘bread man’ … ‘milk man’ … vegetable & fruit man who drove the streets selling their goods like the ‘Good Humor’ man did with his ice cream truck … and more like the entire family sharing a single bathroom and having an 'ice box' rather than a refrigerator. You might enjoy a similar email message I passed along a while back at Small Reflections with even more ‘memories’ to pass along.
    Hugs and blessings,


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