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If you are 42 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 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-bathtubs!

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
 
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I think you Nailed it!!!! I almost fainted laughing because I couldn't breath.:D
 
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God I feel old............. and blessed, I remember when if you wanted to know anything about a river or lake.... you had to go look.. thats right, you actually had to risk a whole day off and have faith in your fishing prowess to drive 3 hrs to somewhere on a paper map that you had never seen a picture of... crazy!
 
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I see the humor and it was the TV stuff that really made me laugh. When we finally got a TV it came in a kit. My Dad had to assemble it, he put the picture tube in upside down on the first try. The tv was black and white, color tv had not been invented yet. Didn't need a tv guide, Portland only had one channel it was KPTV channel 12. Now there are a ton of channels and all in color!;) Any one have a party line phone?
 
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I see the humor and it was the TV stuff that really made me laugh. When we finally got a TV it came in a kit. My Dad had to assemble it, he put the picture tube in upside down on the first try. The tv was black and white, color tv had not been invented yet. Didn't need a tv guide, Portland only had one channel it was KPTV channel 12. Now there are a ton of channels and all in color!;) Any one have a party line phone?

HeathKit!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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summing it up

summing it up

you could actually fix your own T.V. -- just take the old vacuum tube out , go to the store and get a new one and pop it in ! cars could be tuned at home with just basic tools , now you can not even touch one , young boys spent their time in the woods catching critters instead of staring at video games all day - man , I am getting old !
 
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you could actually fix your own T.V. -- just take the old vacuum tube out , go to the store and get a new one and pop it in ! cars could be tuned at home with just basic tools , now you can not even touch one , young boys spent their time in the woods catching critters instead of staring at video games all day - man , I am getting old !

I hear ya about the cars; I just get irked trying to change spark plugs because more often than not, I can't even reach a socket to half of them! Gotta spend a fortune on special tools, specific to your make of vehicle if you want to do anything. And of course if you ever change makes, your special tools become scrap metal for the different make.

Don't even get me started about all the electronic sensory stuff...had a speed sensor in the Dodge go out awhile back and it prevented the change to a higher gear on the freeway. Nothing wrong with the clutch or tranny, just the sensor. Grrrrrr.
 
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Gas station wars. The lowest gas price I ever saw was $.24 a gallon. You could fill a ten gallon tank for two and a half bucks. Fourty cents a gallon at a resort was absolute robbery.
 
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Gas station wars. The lowest gas price I ever saw was $.24 a gallon. You could fill a ten gallon tank for two and a half bucks. Fourty cents a gallon at a resort was absolute robbery.

haha my dad always says "Five gallons for a buck!" or "two bits" or something like that.... :D
 
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I still use two cans & a string fer a phone...
hahahahaha:lol::lol::lol:


My Chevie pickemup truck was running perfect til the temp sensor went bad & the computer thought the engine was overheating.

hahahahahohohohohoho:lol::lol::lol:
 
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I see the humor and it was the TV stuff that really made me laugh. When we finally got a TV it came in a kit. My Dad had to assemble it, he put the picture tube in upside down on the first try. The tv was black and white, color tv had not been invented yet. Didn't need a tv guide, Portland only had one channel it was KPTV channel 12. Now there are a ton of channels and all in color!;) Any one have a party line phone?

We had a party line just 24 years ago. lol
 

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