If you are 30 or older you'll enjoy this !!!!
>
> 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'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 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 damn library and look
> it up ourselves,
> in the card catalog!!
>
> 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!
>
> There were no MP3's or Napsters! You wanted to steal
> music, you had to
> hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it
> yourself! Or you
> had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio
> and the DJ'd
> usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
>
> And talk of about hardship? You couldn't just
> download porn! You had to
> steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless
> dude to buy you a
> copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your
> options!
>
> 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! 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!
>
> 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
> sucked ass! 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 fast er 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! 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!
>
> Sure, we had cable television, but back then that
> was only like 15
> channels and there was no onscreen menu and no
> remote control! You had
> to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out
> what was on! You
> were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You
> had to get off your
> ass and walk over to the TV to change the channel
> 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, you spoiled little bastards!
>
> And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
> something up .. we
> had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire .
> imagine that!
> If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid
> JiffyPop thing and
> shake it over the stove forever like an idiot.
> 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