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Just for fun - The Spoiled Under 30 Crowd - I guess I'm Getting Old

Real Estate Agent with Security Pacific Real Estate

The Spoiled Under 30 Crowd

If you are 30 or older, you will think this is hilarious!!!!  If not, send
it to your parents!  They'll think it's funny!

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 ..
Yadda, yadda, yadda

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in
heck 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 my
childhood, you live in a dang Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids
today you don't know how good you've got it!


1. When I was a kid, we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know
something, we had to go to the dang library and look it up ourselves... In
the card catalog!!  (Do you even know what a card catalog is?  Didn't think

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!

3. There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to
hitchhike to the dang record store and shoplift it yourself!  Or you 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!

4. 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!

5. 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 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, mister!

6. 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" and the graphics were horrible!  Your 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!

7. When you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium
seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad
with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!

8. Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15
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 either!  You could only get cartoons on
Saturday Morning.  Do you hear what I'm saying!?!  We had to wait ALL WEEK
for cartoons!

9. And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had
to use the stove or go build a fire .... Imagine that!  If we wanted
popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPop thing or a pan with HOT oil and
Real popcorn kernels and shake it all over the stove forever like an idiot.

10. When we were on the phone with our friends and our parents walked-in, we
were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7 foot cord that ran to the phone -
not the phone base, the actual phone.  We barely had enough length to sit on
the floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in our fingers.   If you
suddenly had to go to the bathroom - guess what we had to do..... Hang up
and talk to them later.

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

You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!


But before you go running your mouth or making fun of us, just remember: We
are the ones that invented all of these things for you guys!!!


The over 30 Crowd

Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA
Isn't that funny- we take all of those thingsz for gratned now even though they weren't around when we were kids. Now, I seriously will turn around if I forget my cell phone! I even take it with me when I go for a walk! (Granted, I use it as a watch as well and it is nice to have in case there is trouble of some sort!)
Jan 30, 2008 05:35 AM
Cory Clure
Tamarack Realty - Spokane Valley, WA
Funny post thanks for posting it makes me feel old though
Jan 30, 2008 05:36 AM
Michael Creel
InActive Agent - Bellevue, WA

Shoot, I used to BE the remote control!






It was always Mike, change the channel, change it back, stop turning the knob so fast you'll break it,..wait there for a second, try channel 7, no 4, no 24!

Jan 30, 2008 05:43 AM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI
Taryn, how things have changed right before our eyes! Great post!
Jan 30, 2008 05:44 AM