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Thread: The spoiled Under - 40 Crowd

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    My girlfriend sent me this - couldn't stop laughing





    THE SPOILED UNDER- 40 CROWD!!!
    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!

    0A

    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!

    NO REMOTES!!!

    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! 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!

    Regards,
    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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    So true :lol: :lol: :lol:

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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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    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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    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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    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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    LMFBO!! That was hilarious.

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    I am 36 and remember alot of that. I can also remember BEING the remote control!

    That was great...thanks for sharing!

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    Those days are gone for good! I'm glad my kids and grands have so much more fascinating options then I did at their age.

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    Very funny, I can relate to all of it!

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    I sm 34 and that Tape with the DJ thing was the worst thing in the world to me. . . my how things change!

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    Right on!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    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.
    THANK YOU ~~~ And by the way THEY AREN'T THE ONLY WOMEN TO HAVE EVER HAD BABIES!!!!!

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    Just about died laughing when we told our son that when we were in college, there were no phones in the rooms, only one down the hall. When the phone rang, you hoped someone would answer it then leave it hanging while they went down to your room to get you. The look on his face was priceless. Oh how times change.
    Wendy

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    The problem today is that when the electricity goes out the kids just about go mad. They nolonger have imaginations. I remember that the snow, ice, rain or the wind couldn't keep us from running around outside. we would spend hours playing outside and inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachel
    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.
    Scuuuuuuse me!!! Pet peeve: WHO exactly supports that sense of entitlement????? Every teenager thinks at some time that the universe revolves around him or her. In fact, it's a definition of "teenager" - - - something like self-centered, egotistical, inconsiderate toward others......

    I was that way too and my Mom and other adults taught me that I wasn't all that. If parents allow the behavior and fulfill every wish - how are those young people supposed to learn the ropes of life? Well - I guess they will when someone says NO to them.

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    O how true. We are going thru a situation right now with BIL where he and wife are going thru a divorce and wife is putting their 12 year old right between them. She fills his head with how it is all fathers fault, tells him how 'wronged' she is, gives him the entire money situation, countermands every consequence the father tries for inappropriate behavior, bribes him with whatever he wants or when he throws a fit, lets him stay up all nights playing video games or fighting with him then doesn't make him go to school, etc., etc. They have created a monster and DH and I get all the phone calls. I am terrified this is going to escalate and someone is going to be hurt. He was angry at a consequece the dad had implemented for behavior so he went to fridge, took out a bottle of ketsup and threw it all over dads truck and the mobile home. SIL threw a fit this AM because BIL said they MUST work together to calm son down for his sake and she replied screaming " 'obcenity' you, your'e sick!!!" BIL decided to leave house until things calmed down. Bad part is that they have had issues in the past where she had lied and had him arrested for domestic abuse so he has a record. She keeps threatening to call police on him and "he will be sorry". We feel absolutely helpless. They both were unwilling to do anything when he was young and now he has them exactly where he wants them, playing them to do whatever he wants. They have created a monster. Court won't do anything, they are going to give her full custody. She won't cook anything, they go out to MacD's or pizza every night. It is a horrible situation. Sorry to have spouted off, I'm just so sick about this. Thanks friends.
    Wendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkabasketlady
    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!!
    Black & White TV with only 3 channels!!! LOL

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    I know I was considered the mean mom when my kids were growing up!
    I didn't think my kids deserved to have it easier or better then me or DH while they were home. They ate, so they did the cooking, they wore pricey clothes, they did the laundry, they wanted a car, they did all the housework/yardwork.
    DH and I did agree they were entitled for us to pay all their college costs to give them the education and head start to take care of themselves and our grandkids without draining us of our sanity or money later on. I went to work to pay for their college costs. Best money I ever spent!

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    Remember having to wear 'slacks' in the winter under the skirts to walk to school because of the cold? Or paying 25 cents to wear blue jeans on Friday, with the funds going to some good cause? Oh the good ole days. Young people just don't know how good they have it.
    Wendy

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    We had remotes. We had microwaves. And that was in the early '70s. Okay, my family didn't have either one, but friends' families did. I mean, they were around.

    But we didn't have Atari that far back.

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    I'm loving the square you posted, two blues and a white (?) and don't know the name of it. It's so lovely I want to make one! I'm new to the Quilter's Board, so any advice or help would be great. If I had the name I could look it up! It looks like an ambitious project, but I love it so I'd like to try....I'm a potter who cuts tiny holes in the rims of my bowls, to make designs, so I'm patient and good with finicky stuff. NOT yet good with applique.
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