Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Humor - Back in the Day...

Back in the Day

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
both ways through year 'round blizzards carrying their younger
siblings on their backs to their one-room schoolhouse where they
maintained a straight-A average despite their full-time after-school
job at the local textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour
just to help keep their family from starving to death!

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up there was no
way I was going to lay that on kids about how hard I had it and how
easy they've got it!


Now that I've reached 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 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!

And there was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter,
with a pen! And 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!

And there were no MP3s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music,
you had to go to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Or, we
had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would
usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!

You want to hear about hardship?

We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting! If you were on the
phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone
rang, you had no idea who it was, it could be your boss, your Mom,
a collections agent, you didn't know!!!

You just had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

And 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 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
faster until you died!

Just like LIFE!

When you went to the movie theater, there was no such thing as
stadium seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy sat
in front of you, you watched his hairstyle!

And sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like
20 channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little
book called a TV Guide to find out what was on!

And there was no Cartoon Network! You could only get cartoons
on Saturday morning... D'ya hear what I'm saying!?!

We had to wait ALL WEEK!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it
too easy. You're spoiled!

You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in 1984!

- author unknown

1 comment:

  1. I can tell that joker a few things about my childhood he wouldn't believe.



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