The Over 30 Crowd

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    If you are 30-something and older, you might think this is hilarious!

    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 my 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 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 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! Stamps were 10 cents!

    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 or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music,
    you had to hitchhike to the 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! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and
    "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it
    useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

    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!

    There weren't any cell phones either. If you left the house, you
    just didn't make a call or receive one. You actually had to be out of
    touch with your "friends". OH MY GOD !!! Think of the horror... not being
    in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right.
    Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

    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 parents, your boss, your
    bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!!
    You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

    We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with
    high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like
    'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen 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!

    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 up
    and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!! Oh, no,
    what's the world coming to?!?!

    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-finks!

    And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to
    use the stove! Imagine that!

    And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long. Oh, no,
    no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you
    were doing chores!

    And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on.
    If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last
    moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well
    that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

    See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too
    easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes
    before 1980!

    Regards,
    The Over 30 Crowd
     
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    Freakin Cell Phones.:evil:
     
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    How did the world ever get by without them?
     
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    Ask Superman. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    better actually.

    Thanks for the laugh.
    I might have to post an over 60 thread.

    If I can just find my stone tablets I wrote it down on.
     
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    This would be funny, except that we're living through the worst recession since 1940.
     
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    Look at the bright side unemployment is just more time to go on Twitter.

    In the 30s they had to build infrastructure and national parks to relieve the boredom.
     
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    It's not the cell phone, but the utter lack of cell phone etiquette that chaffs my hide. I was at dinner with a woman who took a cell phone call from her kids at the table in the restaurant. I just sat there like the basket of rolls on the table while she carried on with her daughter about life's minutia.

    Then, I was at my Grand Uncle's funeral and saw one of my cousins take a call on her Blue tooth while standing beside the casket.

    What on God's green earth do these people have to talk about that just can't wait?
     
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    In all honesty, I used to admire many stories from the elders. I wanted to emulate them and work hard myself and be honorable. I just wish they had told me about the part where you work til you bleed and make other people rich and they still smear shit in your face. And never trust family when it comes to money. Woulda saved me some time with the compassion and understanding I had early in life.

    My motto is, learn through the long hard road and you never forget and are less likely to repeat the bad parts.
     
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    Yah, those are times where I honestly have to practice a whole lot of self control. I can feel my face distort in disgust and hope people recognize it enough to realize what they are doing is rude or just plain wrong. People today lack manners badly!
     

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