Bramell, Party of Five: Are we really that old??

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Are we really that old??

Every now and then, one of these e-mails comes along. You just have to laugh. Because it's true, of course.

(This is just part of it).

THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!! If you are 30 or older you will think this is hilarious!!!!


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 25 miles to school every morning ... uphill BOTH ways yadda, yadda, yadda. 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 30, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. You've got it so easy! And I hate to say it but you kids today 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 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! And no mp3's or iPods for us...if you wanted to record a song, you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd usually talk over the beginning and mess it all up!
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'. 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 faster 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 on screen menu. You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! 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 brats! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980 !
Regards,
The over 30 Crowd

3 comments:

  1. Like I said.....

    Grammy

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  2. Are you trying to tell us "we were right"? Go ahead and say it. It'll make you feel better!
    Love the new pics. Can't wait to see ya'll again.

    Love, Nanette

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  3. Rhonda,
    This is great...I may steal it for my own blog!
    You finally learn that you REALLY are older than dirt when you read this stuff. did you see the part about no email and having to write a letter with a pen? (ballpoint I am assuming) Well, I remember when the darn things were invented! Yes, they were invented in the early 50's
    OUCH!!!
    Ellen

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