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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!

Regards,
The Over 40 Crowd


http://mommyhasapottymouth.com/growing-up-without-a-cell-phone-8306/

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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i.m.r.
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 8:52 AM
Sadly, I'm 25 and a lot of that applies to me as well. We were pretty poor growing up so there was no fancy video games or tv. We didn't get a computer with Internet until I was 12 or 13 and I still was told to go outside and play all day. We didn't have cable or call waiting or cell phones. Instead of atari though I had a used nintendo (the first one). Which barely worked.
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x_Starr_x
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:02 AM
im not over 40 and I grew up the same way maybe you should fix you age group.
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Mrs.Pedro
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:08 AM
All this applied to me when I was growing up for about the frat 13 years lol. But it's not because in older... It's because we were broke as a joke lmao.
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Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:12 AM

My childhood was somewhat like this and I was born in 92.

SLTmom
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:14 AM
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What...did people lose their sense of humor too??  OP, this was hilarious!!  Love it.

lga1965
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM
1 mom liked this

 

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

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LOL, the "safety arm" !! I still do that if one of myy grandkids is in the front seat!

Ahhhh, those were the good old days! Maybe we were thinner because there was no remote? LOL.I remember getting up and changing the channel over and over.AND....I remember when we got our first TV ( black and white) with only FOUR channels!

I love this!

12hellokitty
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:18 AM

sidesplittinglaughter

Kate_Momof3
by Silver Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:18 AM
3 moms liked this

 I had to type all my term papers on a typewriter and when I made a mistake I had to use White Out to correct it. If you had a five page report, you had to factor in at least two days for typing it out.

And then the Brother word processor hit the scene and things got so much better!

lga1965
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:19 AM
1 mom liked this

 

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.  


 I remember when we were one of the first in the neighborhood to have a TV, it was B&W, with only 4 channels to watch.

This is a hilarious walk down memory lane and I appreciate it. I think it's so funny and clever ! 

Why did you say "I hate to burst your bubble" ? This is not a serious thread....You know, when you lose your sense of humor, it's time to get some kind of counseling......just sayin' ...

Citygirlk
by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:20 AM
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I remember eating in the morning leaving the house with my cousins and only returning home for a snack and dinner. If my mom needed me she would just yell for me. Now a days you don't even see that. 

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