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Thread: The spoiled Under - 40 Crowd

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    Super Member JUNEC's Avatar
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    My girlfriend sent me this - couldn't stop laughing

    If you are 40 or older you will 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 forty, 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!


    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! 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 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 the tape would come undone... Cause - that's how we rolled, 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!

    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 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!

    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!


    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


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

    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 or before!

    The Over 4 0 Crowd

    (Send this to someone you'd like to make smile, Whether they are under 40 or not.)

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    Super Member Quilt4u's Avatar
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    So true :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Senior Member beckyw's Avatar
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    So true. except that the kids of today have more homework.

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    Hey now I am under 40 and I did this too! Hehe. Funny how things change so quickly.

    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 the tape would come undone... Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

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    When I , over 64 tell my Granddaughter , almost 23 how things use to be when I was a child, you can imagine her shock at what we didn't have. She is not spoiled, buys and pays her own way, nothing given to her she didn't earn herself. I try to give her more, she insists on getting herself. I'm very proud of her.

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    Power Poster dkabasketlady's Avatar
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    So true for me also.
    The party line on the phone, black & white TV, wear only skirts to school(cold legs,brrrrrrrrr), no computers or calculators , you used a typewriter for those term papers and did the math on paper the long way and on and on and on!!

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    Super Member wvdek's Avatar
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    How true. Glad I don't have teens anymore. When my son complains about not making a paycheck driving his rig, I remind him he made 2-$700 payments a month leasing his truck, payed off the 'loan' for food and personnal stuff, paid for the fuel to drive 1500 miles, new tires, yadda yadda yadda.

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    Senior Member Rachel's Avatar
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    The part that really bothers me with the younger generation (okay, I'm only 37) is their sense of entitlement, like life OWES them something. Hello? Get up, get a job and go work for it. Earn it like everyone else has had to.

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    Super Member feline fanatic's Avatar
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    LMFBO!! That was hilarious.

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