Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Over 30 Crowd

My friend sent this to me today and it made me laugh and laugh and laugh!!!

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


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! 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! No where was safe!


There were no MP3' s or Napsters! 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!
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! 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 or before!


Regards,
The over 30 Crowd
(Send this to someone you'd like to make smile,
Whether they are under 30 or not.)

8 comments:

Jan said...

Too funny, and too true.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

LOL - love the bit about taping songs off the radio...I did that!! :o) Also if you wanted to know the lyrics, you had to listen to the song over and over again...no looking them up on the internet like my DD1 does now.

Sam said...

I've read this before but it still cracks me up. All of it was so true!

Ryalin said...

LMAO!

affectioknit said...

Oh my - that was funny!

I Am Very Mary said...

A couple of years ago, I bought Atari for Miss C for Christmas. Who plays it? Me and my mister, of course!

Chris Worthy said...

You are now responsible for cleaning the coffee off my keyboard. :) That was too funny for a Monday morning.

happy zombie said...

Oh that is so funny!!! I was going to pen you my comment and mail it - but WTH... postage is 44¢ now!