Monday, April 05, 2010

Too Funny not to share

If you are at least 30, or older (like most of us), 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 at least 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! 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 Napster 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 freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house,> you just didn't make a damn 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 off> your ass 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 back in 1980 or any time before!>> Regards,> The Over 30 Crowd> (Send this to someone you'd like to make smile)>

Don't know who wrote it but it is soooooo true!