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kids today have never had it so good......

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
This is absolutely hilarious! If you're over the age of 21 this
>>> >will crack you up...
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >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-six, 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 -- we wanted to know something, we had to go to
>>> >the goddamned 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 were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal music, you

>>> >had to >go to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or we

>>> >had to
>>>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 shit 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 Play station videogames with
>>> >high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games
>>> >like "Space Invaders" and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked ass!
>>> >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 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, 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 to God! You guys wouldn't lasted five
>>> >minutes back in 1984!
>>> >

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    > > >One day, in line at the company cafeteria, Jack says to Mike behind
    him,
    > >
    > > >"My elbow hurts like hell. I guess I better see a doctor." >"Listen,
    you
    > >
    > > don't have to spend that kind of money," Mike replies. >"There's a
    > > diagnostic computer down at Walmart. Just give it a urine >sample and
    the
    > >
    > > computer'll tell you what's wrong and what to do about >it. It takes ten
    > > seconds and costs ten dollars...a hell of a lot cheaper >than a doctor."
    > > >So Jack deposits a urine sample in a small jar and takes it to Walmart.
    > > >He deposits ten dollars, and the computer lights up and asks for the
    > > >urine sample. He pours the sample into the slot and waits. >Ten seconds
    > > later, the computer ejects a printout: You have tennis >elbow. Soak your
    > > arm in warm water and avoid heavy activity. It will >improve in two
    > > weeks. >That evening while thinking how amazing this new technology was,
    > > Jack >began wondering if the computer could be fooled. He mixed some tap
    > > >water, a stool sample from his dog, urine samples from his wife and
    > > >daughter, and masturbated into the mixture for good measure. >Jack
    > > hurries back to Walmart, eager to check the results. He deposits >ten
    > > dollars, pours in his concoction, and awaits the results. The >computer
    > > prints the following: >1. Your tap water is too hard. Get a water
    > > softener. >2. Your dog has ringworm. Bathe him with anti-fungal shampoo.
    > > >3. Your daughter has a cocaine habit. Get her into rehab. >4. Your wife
    > > is pregnant...twin girls. They aren't yours. Get a lawyer. >5. If you
    > > don't stop playing with yourself, your elbow will never get >better. > >
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    > > > >> According to today's regulators and
    > bureaucrats, those of us who
    > > > >> were kids in the 50's, 60's, 70's and early
    > 80's probably
    > > > >> shouldn't have survived, because...
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Our baby cots were covered with brightly
    > coloured lead-based
    > > > >> paint which was promptly chewed and licked.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We had no childproof lids on medicine
    > bottles, or latches on
    > > > >> doors or cabinets and it was fine to play
    > with pans. When we rode
    > > > >> our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip
    > flops and fluorescent
    > > > >> 'clackers' on our wheels.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> As children, we would ride in cars with no
    > seat belts or air
    > > > >> bags. Riding in the passenger seat was a
    > treat.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We drank water from the garden hose and not
    > from a bottle -
    > > > >> tasted the same.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We ate dripping sandwiches, bread and butter
    > pudding and drank
    > > > >> fizzy pop with sugar in it, but we were never
    > overweight because
    > > > >> we were always outside playing.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We shared one drink with four friends, from
    > one bottle or can and
    > > > >> no one actually died from this.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We would spend hours building go-carts out of
    > scraps and then
    > > > >> went top speed down the hill, only to find
    > out we forgot the
    > > > >> brakes. After running into stinging nettles a
    > few times, we
    > > > >> learned to solve the problem.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We would leave home in the morning and play
    > all day, as long as
    > > > >> we were back before it got dark. No one was
    > able to reach us all
    > > > >> day and no one minded.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We did not have Playstations or X-Boxes, no
    > video games at all.
    > > > >> No 99 channels on TV, no videotape movies, no
    > surround sound, no
    > > > >> mobile phones, no personal computers, no
    > Internet chat rooms. We
    > > > >> had friends
    > > > >> - we went outside and found them.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We played elastics and street rounders, and
    > sometimes that ball
    > > > >> really hurt.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We fell out of trees, got cut and broke bones
    > and teeth, and
    > > > >> there were no lawsuits. They were accidents.
    > We learnt not to do
    > > > >> the same thing again.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We had fights, punched each other hard and
    > got black and blue -
    > > > >> we learned to get over it.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We walked to friend's homes.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We made up games with sticks and tennis balls
    > and ate live stuff,
    > > > >> and although we were told it would happen, we
    > did not have very
    > > > >> many eyes out, nor did the live stuff live
    > inside us forever.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our
    > coats by only the hood.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Our actions were our own. Consequences were
    > expected.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> The idea of a parent bailing us out if we
    > broke a law was unheard
    > > > >> of. They actually sided with the law. Imagine
    > that!
    > > > >>
    > > > >> This generation has produced some of the best
    > risk-takers and
    > > > >> problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past
    > 50 years have been
    > > > >> an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We
    > had freedom,
    > > > >> failure, success and responsibility, and we
    > learned how to deal
    > > > >> with it all.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> And you're one of them. Congratulations!
    > > > >>
    > > > >> Pass this on to others who have had the luck
    > to grow up as real
    > > > >> kids, before lawyers and government regulated
    > our lives, for our
    > > > >> own good.
    > > > >>
    > > > >> (If you aren't old enough, thought you might
    > like to read about
    > > > >> us).
    > > > >>
    > > > >> P.S. for those privileged enough to have been
    > born in the 40's,
    > > > >> you will have been subject to rationing
    > (malnourishment??) &
    > > > >> maybe being bombed without suffering trauma,
    > probably being
    > > > >> brought up in a one parent family but with
    > fair rules and dignity
    > > > >> (apparently not possible today). We do not
    > need the bull shit
    > > > >> rules, we need people to have pride in
    > themselves & real honesty
    > > > >> & responsibility.
    >
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    :rolleyes: I found it funny :lol:
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by giggles3
    yer fair enough, wev got it a bit easier in those departments, but thats just technology growing. I think we have it a lot harder in education. Im jus doing GCSEs and a lot of the stuff were learning is way beyond what sum of my older family members learnt for A-levels and even sum of my exams have exactly the same content as a-levels- GCSE statistics, is the same as a-level. Plus iv got 19 exams to do, and im sure u neva had that much!!!!!!
    Bullshit! My brother brought home his GCSE papers after his exams and they were piss easy compared to what I did. He had done the papers I did as revision and even he said they were easier now.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    actually i feel bad for the kids of today, do you know how hard it is to find nintendo, and not only that, but once you have one, tetris and mario are like non-existant... fuck your new game cubes and their high tech graphics, nothing beats hitting a gold box with a question mark on it to get a flower that can make you shoot fireballs it'd be a rough childhood without those :(
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Dovetails nicely with the "Four Decades" thread.

    I've done most of that...
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