NOTE: I was asked today if I could find this posting from last year sometime. I did and decided to re-post it for anyone who may have missed it.
“When I was your age…”
This cute message to the younger generation was sent in by one of my “over 30” Blog readers. A friend suggested that I “Blog it,” so here it is. Oh yeah, I “cleaned it up” just a bit, and added the visuals.
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 crapola 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 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 library and look it up ourselves in the card catalogue!! There was no e-mail!! We had to actually write somebody a letter, with a pen! Then 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!
So EASY to Rock Out
There were no MP3’s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ’d would usually talk over the beginning and screw it all up!
Hard To Imagine
We didn’t have fancy stuff 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 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!
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’, we were 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!
You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on television! When it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your backside 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 rats!
And we didn’t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the stove … Imagine that!
You kids today have got it too easy. You’re spoiled. You wouldn’t have lasted five minutes way back in 1980!