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THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!

mtrocket

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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. 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 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!

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'd usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!

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! AND 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.

And 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!

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!

Regards,
The over 30 Crowd
 

Little Woman

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How true!!!! Hit the nail right on the head. :banghead:
 

First Robin

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Growing up?

lefGeeeee, we didn't have a tv, we made up our own games, during nice weather we were always outside. We also did a lot of work, try living in town with ten acres surrounding your house, mow the lawn, edge the sidewalks, dig out the dandelions with a butcher knife and throw them in a bushel basket, bet you young people don't even know what a bushel basket is. We had to weed the gardens, I hated weeding the rows of Tomatoes as the vines would touch my arms and make me break out. When we finally got finished mowing the lawn we would have to start over and that was with a push mower, we had certain sections for each day of the week. Then it was fall and we had leaves to rake, several large Elm trees, Maples, and of course all the fruit trees. We also had to pick the fruit and vegtables and my mother would can, one year she canned 350 quarts peaches, bumper crop that year. We also had to help her do the canning. Yes it was tough but I wouldn't trade my growing up years for anything. If we go into a deep depression will the young people know how to survive? I doubt it very much as they don't know how to do the kind of things we were taught. Like I said, no tv, no play stations, just a radio that was only turned on to listen to Gabriel Heater telling us the news and what was happing with the war, World War II. I know my parents had it even harder, World War I, the Great Depression but they survived and my generation has survived. I hope the ones after will be able to say the same. First Robin The over seventy crowd!!!
 

Little Woman

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lefGeeeee, we didn't have a tv, we made up our own games, during nice weather we were always outside. We also did a lot of work, try living in town with ten acres surrounding your house, mow the lawn, edge the sidewalks, dig out the dandelions with a butcher knife and throw them in a bushel basket, bet you young people don't even know what a bushel basket is. We had to weed the gardens, I hated weeding the rows of Tomatoes as the vines would touch my arms and make me break out. When we finally got finished mowing the lawn we would have to start over and that was with a push mower, we had certain sections for each day of the week. Then it was fall and we had leaves to rake, several large Elm trees, Maples, and of course all the fruit trees. We also had to pick the fruit and vegtables and my mother would can, one year she canned 350 quarts peaches, bumper crop that year. We also had to help her do the canning. Yes it was tough but I wouldn't trade my growing up years for anything. If we go into a deep depression will the young people know how to survive? I doubt it very much as they don't know how to do the kind of things we were taught. Like I said, no tv, no play stations, just a radio that was only turned on to listen to Gabriel Heater telling us the news and what was happing with the war, World War II. I know my parents had it even harder, World War I, the Great Depression but they survived and my generation has survived. I hope the ones after will be able to say the same. First Robin The over seventy crowd!!!

Well Put First Robin:patriot:
 

Little Woman

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We used to pull up dandelions too, but we made Dandelion Wine out of them. Hmmm, that must be where I get it from! :laugh:

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you dandelions, MAKE WINE!!!!!!!!! :D

Why does this not surprise me?:dunno:
 

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Dandelion Wine

We used to pull up dandelions too, but we made Dandelion Wine out of them. Hmmm, that must be where I get it from! :laugh:

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. When life gives you dandelions, MAKE WINE!!!!!!!!! :D

My Grandmother had a friend that brought her a bottle of Dandelion Wine every year. The wine was made from the yellow blooms. My mother would pick the tender young leaves and make a mixture of viniger, fried bacon and something else for a dressing and serve as a salad. I think she also sliced hard boiled eggs on them. Too long ago to get it right at my age. LOL First Robin:patriot:
 

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mtrocket- Excellent piece of venting!!! When I was a kid, I had to learn to tie my own shoes ... There was no Velcro back then. And we watched MTV via candle light because there was no electricity in our house. :confused:
 

mtrocket

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mtrocket- Excellent piece of venting!!! When I was a kid, I had to learn to tie my own shoes ... There was no Velcro back then. And we watched MTV via candle light because there was no electricity in our house. :confused:

WOW!!! MTV THAT long ago... :naughty::naughty::rolleyes::rolleyes::chuckle:chuckle
 

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