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

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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 on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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I grew up in the 90s and my sister and I used to ride in the back of her dad's truck on back roads. On our trip to Maine the three of us took when I was 13 we also slept in the back of the truck instead of getting a hotel. We had remotes when I was a kid. I had a Sega Genesis and still played outside all day or had my nose in a book. I didn't get my first cell phone until I was 22. We also had tapes and people still used station wagons when I was a kid in the early 90s. I remember Saturday morning cartoons. Sadly SOMEBODY decided to tape the Saturday Cartoons tape I had since my childhood with porn over it. I'm 26. 90s were so much better.
by Emerald Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:06 AM
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It is funny, I've seen it before.  Some people have no sense of humor.

Quoting glitterteaz:

okay apparently everyone's switch is flipped to bitch but this is a funny not a bitch post fyi smh

by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:08 AM

I am 33 and most of this applies to me growing up. I find it funny. I don't have call waiting aparently I am in Sweden I don't know what that is about but it is annoying.

by Emerald Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:09 AM
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It was called pong.  It was my first "game player"  That was the shit. LOL

Quoting turtle68:

I love technology...but miss the more simpler times.

You will have to go back even more years for us LOL.  

I grew up with a tiny arsed black and white TV and two channels.

My dad won one of those table tennis video games (if you can call it that) it was a box with two dials on it...I think it was called ping?  

our record player was bigger than the dining table LOL.

on holidays with cousins we were told to get out of the house by 9 and not come back until we saw the towel flapping from the window.  We would walk for miles swimming in dangerous waters...wading across flooding creeks.  

Life was fun.

by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:12 AM
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Loved making mixed tapes!

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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by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:13 AM
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 I'm 36, before I was 8 we would only rent a TV or VCR from 7/11 on special occasions.  I played Nintendo exactly twice when I was little, at the neighbor's house.  I walked to school and back, including in the pouring rain. 

by Platinum Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:09 AM
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How old are you?

Quoting grandmab125:

 Aw, pay back is a bitch, isn't it?

Quoting glitterteaz:

okay apparently everyone's switch is flipped to bitch but this is a funny not a bitch post fyi smh


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by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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I'm 38. My parents were the last to get just about anything. It took them forever to get a cordless phone and I remember the rotary phone when you messed up you had to hang up and start all over again. We didn't have an Atari, and I remember making popcorn and hot chocolate on the stove :P
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by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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***shakes head***

I guess even the light hearted posts cause drama anymore... Sheesh!
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by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:48 AM
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Quoting MrsImperfect:

Evolution. Are we suppose to stay back in time and not grow into better human beings? What a disappointment humans would be if we didnt prosper and develop into smarter beings. Idk when older people complain it just sends out vibes theyre envious. Sorry life wasnt easier in your time and it is in ours????

Im 31 and I've done or had to do almost everything on that list.
Better technology does NOT mean better human beings. If anything we have become fatter, lazier, and meaner.
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