The spoiled under-30 crowd

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  1. I got his email today at work and its so funny and true I was LOL!
    I am 28 and I actually remember doing some of this things :nuts:!

    *** no pun intentended***

    THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD


    When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were 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 catalogue!

    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 usually talked 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'. 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 theatre 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!

    Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no on screen 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. I
    magine that! If we wanted Popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop 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!​
     
  2. lol that was funny, thanks for posting that. i tunred 30 earlier this summer, and i rememeber all those things (atari, etc)

    i dread the day i have children who are 9 years old and will start begging for a laptop and a cell phone. :Push: i didn't even have a laptop until graduate school, and i was 21 until i got my first cell phone, in 1999 (and most ppl didn't even have them then!)
     
  3. Hysterical!
     
  4. I'm 28, but remember all of that! Cracks me up! :roflmfao:

    "If we wanted Popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot"

    ^ Those things always scared me SO MUCH! I was always afraid they would explode. :shame::lol:
     
  5. I can totally relate to this (I'm 28 too).
     
  6. :roflmfao:
     
  7. I am 29. That was awesome! I love nothing better than a trip down memory lane.
     
  8. I can't relate to that at all but it's kind of funny :smile:
     
  9. LOL that was funny! Thanks for sharing
     
  10. I'm 26 and remember all of that.
     
  11. :roflmfao:

    As an aside, I LOVED Space Invaders. :tup:
     
  12. Joust was (and still is) my fave! :lol:
     
  13. I'm 22 and I remember most of that! Except I think we had a microwave and cable.
     
  14. Lol thanks for posting this!! My parents will get a big kick out of it :smile:
     
  15. LOL cute, that is so funny! I can relate. I am 26, though. It should be the "Under 20" crowd. ;)