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What do people under 30 know

Posted by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CRowd

If you are 30 or older you will 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.... Up hill... barefoot... BOTH ways

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 thirty, 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!
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 catalogue!!

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!

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!

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

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 the tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?

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!

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 mom, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your 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!

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!!!

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- finks! And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 or before!

Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd

by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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ILuvMyBoys07
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:45 AM

rolling on floor 

WendyJR
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:48 AM

HAHA i'm under 30 (26) and i totally get all of that. 

GOBryan
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2009 at 8:48 AM

Cute. I'm 42 now and I've said to myself many times "If I knew then what I know now..." lol.. I'm sure at 60.. I'll say it again and so on.

We learn and grow daily.. so we pick up a little more knowledge everytime.  

mysteriousmom06
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:49 AM

I'm only 25 but I still thought that was funny:)

lcbowman
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:49 AM

Oh this is too good.  We also did not have cell phones!  You had to either make calls from the ONE phone in the house or find a payphone.  And sadly not everyone had cable back in the day.  We had 3 sometimes 4 channels to choose from or and only 1 TV.  And let's don't forget the lack of computer's.  If you wanted to look something up you had to go the the library and do research.  Could takes hours, days, even weeks! 

WendyJR
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:54 AM


Quoting lcbowman:

Oh this is too good.  We also did not have cell phones!  You had to either make calls from the ONE phone in the house or find a payphone.  And sadly not everyone had cable back in the day.  We had 3 sometimes 4 channels to choose from or and only 1 TV.  And let's don't forget the lack of computer's.  If you wanted to look something up you had to go the the library and do research.  Could takes hours, days, even weeks! 

Didnt' have computers to type up homework either.  Everything was HANDWRITTEN /gasp

GOBryan
by Gold Member on May. 8, 2009 at 8:56 AM

We actually had to use books for research because we didn't have the internet where we could pop a few key phrases and it would take us to the information we needed.  

lcbowman
by on May. 8, 2009 at 8:59 AM


Quoting WendyJR:

 

Quoting lcbowman:

Oh this is too good.  We also did not have cell phones!  You had to either make calls from the ONE phone in the house or find a payphone.  And sadly not everyone had cable back in the day.  We had 3 sometimes 4 channels to choose from or and only 1 TV.  And let's don't forget the lack of computer's.  If you wanted to look something up you had to go the the library and do research.  Could takes hours, days, even weeks! 

Didnt' have computers to type up homework either.  Everything was HANDWRITTEN /gasp

And no spell check either.  You either learned to spell, looked dumb or became great friends with the dictionary.

Wiifeytype1025
by on May. 8, 2009 at 9:02 AM

lol, i really did, laugh out loud!!!

Its true.

TalaziaMae
by on May. 8, 2009 at 9:06 AM

can you imagine when the next group hits 30 and they look back and see what the new kids got.. I cant, its scary, lol


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