Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Kids Are Spoiled

If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!! !
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tearsWith 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 myChildhood, you live in a damn Utopia!
And I hate to say it but you kids today youDon'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 andLook it up ourselves, in the card catalogue!!
There was no email!!
We had to actually writeSomebody 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!
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!

We didn't have fancy crap like Call Waiting!
If youWere on the phone and somebody else called they got a busy signal, that's it!
And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!
If 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, youJust didn't know!!!
You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation videoGames with high-resolution 3-D graphics!
We had the Atari 2600!
With gamesLike 'Space Invaders' and 'asteroids'.
Your guy was a little square!
You Actually had to use your Imagination! !
And there were no multiple levels orScreens, it was just one screenForever!
And you could never win.
The game just kept gettingHarder and harder andFaster 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 offYour ass and walk over to the TV to change the Channel and there was no Cartoon Network either!
You could only get cartoonsOn Saturday Morning. Do you Hear what I'm saying!?!
We had to wait ALL WEEKFor cartoons, you spoiledLittle rat-bastards!And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heatSomething up we had to use the stove ... Imagine that!

That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kidsToday have got it too easy.
You're spoiled.
You guys wouldn't have lastedFive minutes back in 1980!
Regards,The over 30 Crowd

And remember.......
Laissez les bon temps rouler!
And as always, thanks for listening!


Tabby said...

I love this one, every time I read it I crack up! Hope Debbie is doing better :)

natalie said...

Lol! You crack me up here Johnny!
I love it! :):)
Hey I could not agree more!!!!
(I still write letters with pens and pencils and even go to the library!
Imagine that!But to be honest I am a bit worried about he fact that these kids have let all of this go!
Aren't you and Debby?
hugs, natalie
p.s. what a great entry!

natalie said...

Hey Johnny!
Grrrrreat! Tony the tiger says!
remember Tony!:):) stifles a chuckle..
excellent vibe my eloquent friend!
Thanks so much for your comment about those two Korean American journalists not getting out...
I have to agree with's dangerous....but their family was originally from Korea long ago...
but I'm sure they were actually trying to write a report about women trafficking and their family in America is suffering so much
Best Re guards to you and Debby

BlueRidge Boomer said...

And credit cards....did we have those as a kid!!...NO!!....we had to get a job and save our money!!!

Preach to the!!!

Loved it......LindaMay

Marty said...

Hi Johnny,
I do wonder whether some of the younger professionals -- the 20-somethings -- are finally waking-up regarding the realities of the workworld. Then, again, I just read an article in the L.A. Times that says the latest trend among laid-off 20-somethings is that they're simply telling everyone that they are "Funemployed" and heading to the beach ...

Melanie said...

OMG!!!!!!! my dad told me the story of how he had to walk 10 miles to school uphill (after getting up at 4:30 am to milk the cows) and of course uphill both ways......LMAOOOOO

Melanie :)

Paula said...

We didn't even have a library the book mobile came out once a month. I am not sorry I didn't have a gold spoon in my mouth though. I think I appreciate what I have more then if things would have been so rosy.



Kattytrick said...

Amen to that! Hell, I was in high school when panty hose came out! And now to ware all of the get-up we had to to ware stockings is one of Victorias Secrets!