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 rantings about how hard things
Were when they were growing up;
What with walking twenty-five 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 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 & NO 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!

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!
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 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 BRATSS!

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 Jiffy Pop 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 KIDS WOULD NEVER have lasted five minutes back in 1980’s!

Regards,
The over 30 Crowd

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7 responses to “The Spoiled Under 30 Crowd…

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  2. Now wait a minute! Obviously I am under 30 years old and let’s just say if you compare your generation in the 1980’s with our generation in this day and age you all over 30 actually had it pretty well. Here is how the 30+ were spoiled in the 1970’s-1980’s:

    – You guys could get away with the excuse “My dog ate my homework”; Now a days, we have NO EXCUSES because we could just “send it in an email” – Lucky us (sarcasm)

    – Stamps only cost 10 cents and not 42 cents, in fact, EVERYTHING was cheaper back in the day – including gas prices – there goes our minimum waged paycheck

    – You could graduate from high school and get a $36,000 income per year with JUST a high school diploma; We on the other hand have to do at least 2-4+ years of EXTRA school in order to make ANYTHING of ourselves – and if you can’t afford it, tough luck

    – You could drink legally at the age of 18-19 yrs. old; Yet our generation is stuck having to sneak alcohol out until we’re 21 just to have ANY drinking fun – Yet we could die for our country at the age of 18 – Makes total sense, right?

    – You didn’t have as MANY REQUIRED classes that us kids now have in high school AND college!!!! YAY- we get to take more years of math, science, social studies, AND english classes – how freakin fun!!! 😦

    – Stocks were in WAY better shape – Need I say more

    – You didn’t have to worry about virtual stalkers or spam emails; Now a days – two or more email accounts are required – one for crap and the other for personal use

    – Video Games DID NOT come with a 500 page manual

    – Technology DID NOT Control your lives!!!! Our generation is pretty much forced to depend on technology, whether it’s for 10 required references for a 30 page research paper OR a 20 page spread sheet with charts and graphs for your employer – Anything done by HAND will be LAUGHED at!!!

    SO before going off on how spoiled our generation is – you might want to rethink on how well you had it back in the days and how much LESS STRESSFUL it truly was!!!!

    P.S.: Our generation isn’t unappreciative for all this technology – we just have other, bigger things on our minds right now

  3. Rebuttal… you have no idea what you’re talking about.
    we couldn’t drink at 19 or 18 legally. wha? more years of math and science? i took 7 AP classes and all “honors everything else they didn’t offer as AP” classes. I studied for SATs and Achievements (SAT II for you now I guess). I was forced to learn BASIC in college just to complete a calculus class. do you even know what BASIC is? probably not… since you have the luxury of something easly like HTML or Javascript.

    Stocks were way better? are you kidding me? the stocks before this year were at 14000 (DOW) When I was a kid the stocks were at 2000 (DOW) After Reagan and 1000 (DOW) before. even if you look at stocks now – 8000 (DOW), you’re doing way better than we were. This smacks of a high school kid who doesn’t even have enough world info to be dangerous.

    Yeah, we don’t have to worry about virtual stalkers… we had to worry about some guy coming to our local park and offering candy for us to get into a car… but that’s not even a big deal.

    we had to worry that Yuri Andropoff (sp?) would push the little red button sending over 10000 nukes on our heads because he didn’t like us.

    You have no idea what it’s like to have to dive under your desk and cover your head at the sound of the nuclear attack drill siren (like that would have done us any good anyway).

    Videogames don’t come with a 500 page manual. i’m a gamer both PC and Console. the manuals for games now are roughly 20 pages long. the games back then had… let me get out my old 2600 and NES stuff…. um… wow 15 pages long.

    Technology didn’t control our lives… you’re correct. BUT WE STILL HAD TO HAVE 10 freakin references you neophytic amateur… we just had to get them from going to a card catalog and pulling the reference cards ourselves… then walking over to a stalk of books and finding the damn books ourselves… then actually reading the freaking book page by page in order to find the reference we needed. no… we didn’t have google… we couldn’t type in the exact reference we wanted.

    You think life is harder because google? no… it just adapted. when teachers realized you could get easy references on google… they made it harder for you to get them. sure, it’s still not as hard as what we had to do, but people adapt… to try to make it consistently difficult.

    Oh… no one graduating from high school in the 80s could make 36K. that’s the stupidest thing i’ve ever heard. it was hard to make that much out of college! 50K was considered a large pay check back then. there is even a song from the 80s called “gotta wear shades” in which the singer says “50 thou a year, buy lotta beer… things are gettin’ great… and there only gettin’ better”…

    and you dont’ think there were recessions in 79 through 82, 91 through 95? yeah, we had to live through both and try to get jobs through both….

    until you learn your history, don’t come talkin smack kid.

  4. Hi people, it’s Labor Day! I’m enjoying my extra day off, and I am planning to make something fun that will probably involve a moto trip and seeing something new in Alamo Heights I haven’t seen yet.
    You write new post on this Monday at the labor day? … Happy blOGGIng!

  5. Nah I’m still gonna say that those of us under 30 still have it pretty hard, just differently from how it was in 1980.

    For example, I’m willing to bet that you never really ran the serious risk of finding goatse while doing research papers. Unfortunately in this day and age of internet-based research it’s possible to find all sorts of horrible horrible things by accident. And what has been seen cannot be unseen 😦

    As well you probably also never had your research loaded down with people screaming about how the particular topic that you’re researching is being controlled by the AOL/Lizard Alien conspiracy whose ultimate goal is to take us all as slaves to the planet Zenthu. There are just as many idiots on the internet as there is porn.

    Most schools also use Dell computers. As such you can imagine how much you want to take one of those computers and bash the head in of the person who apparently thinks saying “DUDE YOU HAVE A DELL” whenever the teacher isn’t in the room is funny.

    Annoying cell phone ringtones made from snippets of that horrible song that everyone likes that makes you want to stab your ears out with your pencil. That or smash the other person’s cell phone.

    On that topic, txt spk iz not kewl mang

    “The Game”

    Microwave + idiot = cans of beans are dangerous

    And now, the biggest reason why it’s more difficult to live now than it was in 1980? Having lists like this clutter StumbleUpon and taking away from my instant entertainment. It’s almost like I have to get up and turn a dial or something to browse around 😦

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