|View single post by Herb|
|Posted: Thu Jun 3rd, 2010 07:40 pm||
WHEN I WAS A KID....
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
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!
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 of NOT BEING ABLE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE 24/7. And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. PULLL-EEZE! YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW ANNOYING YOU KIDS 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!!! OHHHHHH NOOOOOO, what's the world coming to?!?!
YOU SPOILED BRATS!
And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to USE THE STOVE!
See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You are spoiled rotten!
You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or any time before!
The Over 30 Crowd
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