Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kids Got it Easy!


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I hate to sound like an adult.....

But now that I'm well over the age of fifty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today.

You've got it so easy and yet you don't
know how good you've got it!

When I was a your age, there wasn't any 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!
In fact, there wasn't any INTERNET when we were kids! Yeah, that's right...no internet!! If we wanted to know something, we had to
GO TO THE LIBRARY AND LOOK IT UP....
Using a Card Catalogue!!

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 ass! 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 would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players either! 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!

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!
Uh-uh! 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... forever!
And you could never win.

The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!

Wanna know what's on TV.....You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out! And 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!

NO REMOTES!!!
Think about that a for a little while!

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 bastards!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! And wait!

That's what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!

2 comments:

SIMON KITURURU said...

:-)

Anonymous said...

That TV part was funny... We had a TV made by National, and it only had 12 channels... Hahaha... and you had to go press on the tv to change the channels... We've come so far... lol!