Kids today have it too easy!


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If you are 36, or older, you might 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 twenty-five miles to school every morning.... Uphill... Barefoot...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 my 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 forty, 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!

1) 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!!

2) 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! Stamps were 10 cents!

3) Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our ***! Nowhere was safe!

4) There were no MP3's or Napsters or iTunes! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

5) Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up! There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

6) 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!

7) There weren't any freakin' cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a damn call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends". OH MY GOSH!!! Think of the horror... Not being in
touch with someone 24/7!!! And then there's TEXTING. Yeah, right. Please! You kids have no idea how annoying you are.

8) And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... You just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

9) We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'.. Your screen 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!

10) 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 *** and walk over to the TV to change the channel!!! NO REMOTES!!!
Oh, no,what's the world coming to?!?!

11) 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 rat-bastards!

12) And we didn't have microwaves. If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

13) And our parents told us to stay outside and play... All day long. Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... You were doing chores!

14) And car seats - oh, please! Mom threw you in the back seat and you hung on. If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

See! That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled rotten! You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or any time before!



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1. Cops had no restraining bullshit red-tape nonesense from stopping them beating you senseless if they even suspected you where doing a crime when you were under age.

2. Hoodies didn't excist, that's right you had to have sunlight on your grubby faces.

3. Shopkeepers knew you by name and there was no self service shite, they had all the goodies behind the counter on shelves.

4. Ice cream vans only sold ice-cream, not crisps, fags and boose or illegal cds.

5. Most kids games (British Bulldog springs to mind) involved physical pain and usually ended with several people having blackeyes or cuts n bruises.

6. Shops and businesses actually closed at 5pm and where shut until 9am the following day and closed all day every Sunday!!!

7. Unless you lived in London or Birmingham you'd probably never seen a foriegner

8. Footballers never cried like girls when someone took a swipe at them, in fact it was actively encouraged.

9. only 1% of the population had a colour TV and then it only had 3 channels to pick from, and even they closed down around midnight and you couldn't even record it to watch later!!!

10. Star Trek was cancelled because people thought it too far fetched.... yet 40 year later half the gadgets in the shows are household items

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Cooler King
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Try to get to a shop on a sunday back then ! No shops opened on sunday . No supermarkets and wasps seemed to thrive in cake shops . I can remember Tommy Cooper opening a corner shop in Chiswick and throwing tea strainers as an enticement to folk to come into the shop :)
We are talking late 1950's.
I feel very old suddenly !


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Aye my corner shop in the street where I grew up was of the type seen in open all hours tv


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I'm sorry but this thread just gave me the perfect opportunity of posting



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You didn't act up in school because they would bend you over a desk and smack you with a 2x4 with holes drilled in it. :(


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