When I was a kid...

Discussion in 'Grasscity Forum Humor' started by stonie jo, Mar 13, 2003.

  1. When I Was A Kid

    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 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've reached my thirties, I can't help but look
    around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so damn easy!

    I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a darned Utopia!

    And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't even know how good you've got it! I mean, when I was a kid we didn't have The Internet--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 week to get there!

    And there were no MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you had to go to the record store and shoplift it yourself! Try sticking an LP Album under your jacket, buddy! Or we had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and screw 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, your drug dealer, 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 videogames with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked! 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! A tall guy sat in front of you, you were screwed!

    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 the hell I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK, you spoiled little bastards!That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy! You're spoiled, I swear! You guys wouldn't last five minutes back in the 80's!
  2. That is so true.. I am guilty of saying most of that..
  3. lol...I can imagine what I'll be saying to my kids

    back in the day I had to wait for my weed plant to grow..now ya got them damned super 10 minute harvest plants, just add water!!

    and back in the day....WEED WAS ILLEGAL
    I hope i'll be saying that one!
  4. damn jo.. what brought this on? lol
  5. all right jo here is what it was like for this young one(19) growing up in the 80's and 90's. no tv, no electricity(solar but it didn't always work so we were sparing), no indoor plumbing, about as far from a computer as you can get, a half mile walk to the mailbox and from the bus stop after school(it was uphill too, well one way). it was great, i didn't think i had it hard. i do agree with you though, kids these days are spoiled rotton for the most part, all of my little brothers friends get everything they want, whether the parents can easily afford it or not, they are all chubby annoying little pricks that want to sit infront of a game system 24/7. the only exercise they get is paint ball(i like to play with them, easy targets, they make up for it with fully automatic guns though)

    all right thats my little rant about todays youth
  6. Let's face it- in every age there are new problems as well as new luxuires. "In my day we didn't have flour- WE HAD TO USE SOIL- course folks were made tougher in them days." the old man says to his 6-year-old grandson.
    "Yeah well in my day there's so much mass hysteria over fucking kiddie fiddlers that I can't go out ANYWHERE on my own, kids come into their schools and go on shooting sprees (USA only)- and you wanna complain about food stuffs and e-mail?" the kid replies: in an ideal world.
  7. LMAO!!

    That was sent to me and I couldn't resist sharin' it with ya all!!

    And critter don't you dare delete my post!! Not if you want to find out the NICE things my mouth can do!!

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