Aye When I Was Your Age.......
Posted Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:14 AM
If you are 40 orolder you will think this is hilarious!!!!
When I was a kid,adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious shite about how hard thingswere. When they were growing up; what with walking Twenty-five miles to schoolevery morning.... Uphill... barefoot... BOTH ways Yadda, yadda, yadda
And I rememberpromising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going tolay a bunch of shit like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easythey've got it!
But now that...I'm over the ripe old age of forty, I can't help but look around and notice theyouth of today.
You've got it soeasy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a FUCKING UTOPIA!
And I hate to sayit, but you kids today, you don't know how good you've got it!
I mean, when I wasa kid we didn't have The Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to goto the bloody library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
There was noemail!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen!
Then you had towalk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox and it would take,like, a week to get there!
Stamps were 5pence!
Child ProtectiveServices didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parentsof all my friends also had permission to kick the shit out of us! Nowhere wassafe!
There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the recordstore and shoplift it yourself!
Or you had to waitaround all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk over thebeginning and fuck it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks inour car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished andthe tape would come undone. Cause - that's how we rolled, dig?
We didn't havefancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and somebody else calledthey got a busy signal, that's it!
And we didn't havefancy Caller ID either!
When the phonerang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mum, your boss,your bookie, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! Youhad to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn't have anyfancy Sony Playstation video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We hadthe Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your guy wasa little square! You actually had to use your imagination!! And there were nomultiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... forever!
And you couldnever win.
The game just keptgetting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
You had to use alittle book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when itcame to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and walk over to the TV tochange the channel!
There was noCartoon Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning. Do youhear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you SPOILEDLITTLE RAT BASTARDS!!
And we didn't havemicrowaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the cooker! Imaginethat!
That's exactlywhat I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled.You little arseholes wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or before!
(Pass this tosomeone you'd like to make smile, Whether they are under 40 or not.)
Posted Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:31 AM
I don't think a modern kid would last a week back in our day
Posted Wed Sep 18, 2013 04:49 PM
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Posted Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:43 AM