Kids today just could not cut it......

7 replies to this topic
  • BrandonW

Posted January 24, 2003 - 07:09 AM


> 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 the ripe old age of
> twenty-nine,
> 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 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
> steal
> music, you had to go to the damn record store and
> wait
> 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
> 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! & gt; 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!
> 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
> 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 I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL
> WEEK !
> That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids
> today
> have got it too easy. You're spoiled, I swear to
> God!
> You guys wouldn't lasted five minutes back in 1984!

  • oldmanrookie

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. :)

  • ddialogue

Posted January 24, 2003 - 08:06 AM


Thanks I feel really old! :)

  • Bandit9

Posted January 24, 2003 - 01:44 PM


I received that same email too a while back! I thought it was very funny. I forwarded it to my friends and family. The only difference is that the real author of it had his name posted to the top of it. :)

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  • law_boy

Posted January 26, 2003 - 06:28 PM


Not to mention the fact that kids these days can get dirtbikes that are both light-weight AND have electric start! They never had to try and keep up with their friends in the woods on an '83 XL600!

  • icedog800

Posted January 26, 2003 - 06:54 PM


Aww you poor babies. I guess the times just change. To bad we dont have cool cops these days. They just throw your @ss in jail. We also dont have muscle cars we have little 4 bangers. If you want a muscle car these days youll end up paying atleast 30grand for a good one. So dont give us any of that crap we have it so much better. Your just a sorry loser who feels bad for yourself so why dont you just go cry in the corner.

  • Bamster

Posted January 27, 2003 - 04:11 AM


How true.

  • IceBox

Posted January 27, 2003 - 10:23 AM


Just to get off the subject, try riding in a Subaru WRX. Considering the Japanese version (US version not too far off) could spank a ram air TransAm and it has 4 wheel drive, corners like a go kart and can be beat upon, times change, you are right. The weapon of choice for many young people are computer controlled 4 bangers with a turbo that will never dip below the redline of a big muscle car when you talk straight line speed.

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. :)


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