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If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!
If you are under 30, learn a lesson and count your blessings!

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 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 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!

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 Boxes 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" and the graphics sucked ass! 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!

When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! 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 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 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 or go build a frigging fire ... imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPop thing and shake it over the stove forever like a frigging idiot!

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 30 and Over Crowd
-- Author unknown; got this from Facebook

Date: 2011-05-28 09:20 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-05-28 09:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] thecrazykiwi.livejournal.com
Hahaha, that's cool. But even though I'm not 30 yet, I still remember a lot of those things. My first TV didn't have a remote and it was so huge it took up the whole corner of my room. It had 8 buttons you had to press in to change the channels and I could make a poor man's speaker phone by tuning one of the TV stations to the cordless phone frequency. One of my friends even had a VCR with a corded remote. I had one of those rotary dial phones as a toy and also an actual typewriter. (Dad even got me an electric typewriter before we could afford a computer.)I'm sure I'll be able to think up more after I post this, and we started to have cartoons during the week by the time I came along as well. Though when I was four or five, TV didn't officially start until 6am and we only had 2 channels to begin with.

Date: 2011-05-28 11:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] read2781.livejournal.com
LOL this is amusing! Thanks for the laugh.

Date: 2011-06-02 04:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fleurette67.livejournal.com
This text about life back in 1980 brought back a lot of memories for me. I was 13 in 1980, though, so I can remember even further back, when we had a black and white TV set, when all telephones had rotary dials, and when Space Invaders and such games had not yet been invented. There was no cable TV back in the 1970's either, although we did have three channels to choose from in the UK at that time. There you are, that's a quick view of the past from a forty-something! (Watch my grey hairs sprouting, why don't you? Grin).


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