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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 Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:20 AM
Quoting Shoota:

Does a
nybody 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.

I totally do. The part about waiting all day for the song and DJ talking over the beginning craced me up.
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:31 AM
That's how it works for my 10 year old, except I call her cell phone instead of yelling out the door - that's the only difference though.

Quoting Citygirlk:

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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by Platinum Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:35 AM
1 mom liked this
Thanks for the laugh!
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:41 AM
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I think people were getting upset because it was written in a rude way. I'm 30 and all of those examples apply to me yet because of the arbitrary age given it doesn't include me, it makes it seem like I am one of the 'spoiled rat bastards' even though I'm not. It doesn't make me upset but it also didn't strike me as funny as it would have if I wasn't being called a 'rat bastard', kwim?
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by Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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I'm 41 and this all applies to me! LOL! Great times and memories! Thanks for sharing! Oh, my husband always laugh at me, because I do the safety arm on him or who ever is sitting in the front with me! LOL!
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by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM

This is so true.

We got rides to school from mom because we went to private school across town.I remember when cassetts came out,we had 8 track tapes and  albumns. Our "stereo" almost took up one wall,it literally was a piece of furniture,the record player,tape deck and radio all in one.

I remember one summer we piled 5 kids 2 adults and tent camp gear all in one car for 2 weeks of camping.

by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 10:13 AM
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Ok, it's funny for fucks sake.

by Jes on Apr. 10, 2013 at 10:39 AM
In only 27 and almost all of that applies to me.... LOL!

Now I feel old.
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by Jes on Apr. 10, 2013 at 10:41 AM

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 Member on Apr. 10, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I'm 31 and I can relate to everything you said. It should be signed the 30 and Over Club.

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