The spoiled under 40 crowd

> If you are 40 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 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-five, 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 catalogue!!
> 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! 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 ass! No where was safe!
> 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!There were no CD
> players! We had tape decks in our car. We’d play our favorite tape and
> “eject” it when finished and the tape would come undone.’cause that’s
> how we rolled, dig?
> 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 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’. 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!
> 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! 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!
> And we didn’t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had
> to use the stove … Imagine that!
> 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 or before!
> Regards,
> The over 40 Crowd
> (Send this to someone you’d like to make smile,Whether they are under 40 or not.)


Forwarded by: Jamie