30-Something Crowd Fights Back

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    IF you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!! Even if you are younger...still funny.

    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! 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's usually talked over the beginning and fucked it all up!

    And talk about hardship? You couldn't just download porn! You had
    to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a
    copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

    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, the pig you
    slept with the night before that you never wanted to see again, 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 & nbsp graphics!! We had Atari! 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 was 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!

    Some of us, who had parents that weren't dead beats, were fortunate to
    get cable television, but back then it 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 an 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!

    Regards,

    The 30 Something Crowd
     
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    :laugh: Did I miss the entry on being able to type your papers and then go back and just edit, not having to retype the whole blasted thing each time?
     
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    You have post-editing ability - feel free to go back and add a secondary list. :D
     
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    LOL! The post I added did just that! No reason to 'edit.'
     
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    I think we had White-Out then anyway.. :D
     
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    My school would not allow white out on final copies! :cry:
     
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    True..but it was always so hard to clean off the computer screen.
     
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    I can't even imagine that. How horrid.
     
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    We still have to do that up here. Bloody Canada, we'll get computers soon.
     
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    Oh man, I remember having to stay up all night typing papers for college. Getting nearly a full page done then OOPS, one typo! Start the page over ( i didn't have a nice typewriter with the whiteout built into it)! Must be really nice to have computers with Word to type now, especially with SPELLCHECK!
     

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