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those under 40 are spoiled rat ba$tards!!!

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Question: Well which is it?


I am under 40 and found this offensive.

I am under 40 and found it to be funny.

I am over 40 and was offended.

I am over 40 and found this to be funny and a walk down memory lane.

I am a douche and I am not stating my age but I am a cray baby with hurt feelings

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If you are 36, or older, you might 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!

1) 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 catalog!!

2) 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!

3) 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!

4) There were no MP3′s or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

5) 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 then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that’s how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

6) 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!

7) 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 GOSH !!! Think of the horror… not being in touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there’s TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

8) 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!

9) 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!

10) 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!!! Oh, no, what’s the world coming to?!?!

11) 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!

12) And we didn’t have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play… all day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside… you were doing chores!

And car seats – oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the “safety arm” across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling “shot gun” in the first place!

See! That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You’re spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn’t have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or any time before!

The Over 40 Crowd

For the personality impaired this is a joke now pull the corn cobs out of your ass! There is that better it says this is a joke now. OMFG!

by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 1:46 AM
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by Whoopie on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:22 PM
1 mom liked this

LOL- every generation says the same about those behind them.

I reminded my hubs yesterday that our generation was instrumental both in creating the economic mess now present in this country and rearing the "next" generation. Yay us, not! Since I am older, I do have kids in the adult/under 30 crowd to which this article refers.

by Silver Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:24 PM
2 moms liked this

Quoting punky3175:

Someone needs to create a poll to determine age groups for those who found this funny as hell and those who are all offended and feel attacked. I'm almost thinking it'll be those over 36 who found it funny with a couple younger ones then the ones who are all offended and pouting will be in the under 36 crowd. Which to me indicates the title is indeed correct. *big shit eating poking crazy grin*

How many are going to find THIS suggestion offensive? *big grin*

I'm 30 and I thought it was hilarious. Some people have those sticks wedged so far up there it hurts them to laugh.

by Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM

I'm only 27 and I can relate to most of that.

by Thatwoman on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM


I 'got' to use one of those until I discovered tampons, about 18mo into the mess... and never went back.

Quoting lizzielouaf:

When I had my first son the nurse gave me a pad and a belt. I had to ask her to show me how to "operate" it, I had never used one. I did read about them in "Are You There God, It's Me Margaret". That book is a blast fromthe past...

Quoting Woodbabe:

Ooh back when pads were like diapers and you had to clip each end to the metal thingy, front and back, from an elastic belt worn around your panty line! Of course that was back when girls pretty much all wore skirts anyway, so the pad being bulky wasn't that much of an issue I guess!

Quoting tambrathegreat:

I do .  I HATED those things.  I was so glad when Always came out.

Quoting mom23heathens:

Someone posted with a tampon . Got me thinking about pads. Anyone her remember belts?

by Thatwoman on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

That's because it's out of date. Most of what the piece describes was around toward the end of my teens --except game systems, for that I was 14.

Quoting kjoarcik:

I'm only 27 and I can relate to most of that.

by Christy on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:28 PM

Ok all except the microwave those were out when I was young so....complete with cookbooks on how to make dinner in them LMAO and I am 38.

I thought it was the coolest thing in highschool when VCRs came out and I could tape stuff except the agony of hooking it up wrong because I was the only one in the house who could even attempt to connect it.

by Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 12:29 PM
My thoughts exactly ;)

Quoting BellaByrdie:

I hate to burst your bubble.  But I'm 32 and most of that applies to me too.   And it would most of my friends.  

Maybe you should change the title to those under 30.  

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by Silver Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 1:41 PM
1 mom liked this

 LOL. With the exception of the metal-wheeled skates, those were my elementary school days. I loved those barrettes and friendship pins. And don't even get me started on my obsession with Annie. I do believe I cried when they made it into a movie (which I own on DVD and have watched within the past 48 hours).

Quoting Woodbabe:

*disclaimer* Not meant to exclude anyone, simple a cute reminder of our youth...

1.  You owned a bicyle with a banana seat and a basket.
2.  Your roller skates had metal wheels.
3.  You begged Santa for the electronic game Simon.
4.  You had homemade ribbon barrettes in every imaginable color.
5.  You wore the Little House on the Prairie inspired high neck, ruffled, plaid shirt in at least one school picture.
6.  You can sing at least one song from "Annie" by heart.
7.  You would tape songs off the radio by holding your portable tape player up to the speaker.
8.  You wore friendship pins on your tennis shoes.
9.  You had the shoelaces with the rainbow or heart designs. 
10.  You wanted to be a Solid Gold dancer.


by Silver Member on Apr. 11, 2013 at 1:43 PM

 This what I thought I was going to look like when I grew up:

by Milami on Apr. 11, 2013 at 1:45 PM

  I used to watch Days of Our Lives, but I've not seen it in years.

Quoting lga1965:

I taped Soaps every day because I worked full time and watched at night or on the weekend. :-)

Quoting TruthSeeker.:

Yes! ! Or recording amovie off of tv on a vhs tape!

Quoting Shoota:

Does anybody else remember making mixed tapes? Sitting by the radio for hours waiting for your favortie song to come, and then running across the room when it did to hit record? Good times. The mix tape.


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