#2 of 6 Things Our Kids Just Plain Won't Get
We used to have to plan our bathroom breaks around commercials because there was no TiVo or video on demand or illegal uploads of the show on YouTube. If you wanted to see a program, your butt had better be in the seat, or it started without you. If you drank a lot of coffee or tea, you were eventually going to have to make a choice between missing crucial plot points or pissing your pants.
Sometimes, that was a lot harder than it sounds.
Do you like cartoons? Not too long ago, those were a valuable commodity for kids because they came only on Saturday mornings, and even then only for three or four hours. Well, at least the good ones did. We had early morning cartoons that came on before school during the week, but most of those were a sh!tty, poor man's version of the real thing.
Or if you were being punished, there was The Bozo Show.
So since they were on only at a very specific time, if you wanted to see them, you got your butt up early on a Saturday even though you had no other reason to get out of bed before noon. Otherwise, you missed them, and you had to wait another whole week to see them again.
Late-night talk shows were on the other end of the spectrum. Want to watch one, but you have to be up early for work? F*#@ you -- you either learned to function on five hours of sleep, or you learned to hate David Letterman.
I tried, but I just can't.