Kids today just could not cut it......
Posted January 24, 2003 - 07:09 AM
> their tedious diatribes about how hard things were
> when they were growing up; what with walking
> twenty-five miles to school every morning uphill
> ways through year 'round blizzards carrying their
> younger siblings on their backs to their one-room
> schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A
> despite their full-time after-school job at the
> textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour
> just to help keep their family from starving to
> And I remember promising myself that when I grew up
> there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch
> crap like that on kids about how hard I had it and
> easy they've got it!
> Now that I've reached the ripe old age of
> I can't help but look around and notice the youth of
> You've got it so easy! I mean, compared to my
> childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to
> say it but you kids
> today you 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 damned 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 wee no MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to
> music, you had to go to the damn record store and
> around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd
> usually talk over the beginning and f@#* it all up!
> You want to hear about hardship? You couldn't just
> download porn!
> You had to bribe some homeless dude to buy you a
> copy of "Hustler"at the 7-11!
> Those were your options!
> We didn't have fancy things like Call Waiting! If
> were on the phone and somebody else called they got
> busy signal! And we didn't have fancy Caller ID
> either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it
> It could be your boss, your mom, a collections
> 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! & gt; With games like "Space
> 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!
> When you went to the movie theater there 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
> 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
> ..D'ya hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL
> WEEK !
> That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids
> have got it too easy. You're spoiled, I swear to
> You guys wouldn't lasted five minutes back in 1984!
Posted January 24, 2003 - 08:01 AM
Nice Rant. I also swore to myself that I would never tell my kids "because I said so!!" I broke that promise as well. Nice Rant.
Posted January 24, 2003 - 01:44 PM
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Posted January 27, 2003 - 10:23 AM
Don't get me wrong, I own a Chevelle and someday it will spank any of those 4 bangers but in the mean time, those 4 bangers are the closest thing to a 2 stroke car that one can find.
Kids these days, just a bit more advance than us, or so they think. I'm done ranting off the subject of bikes.