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



…1950’s, 60’s and 70’s !!

First, some of us survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.. ( sioktong ang inumin)
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing,
fish from a can ( brand : ligo ) , and didn’t get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints , pati na yung laruang kabayu-kabayuhan.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, no
kneepads , sometimes wala ngang preno yung bisikleta.
As children, we would ride in car with no seat belts or air bags
– hanggang ngayon naman, di ba ? ( jeep )
Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
( maykaya kayo pare ! )
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle
( minsan straight from the faucet)
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
Or contacted hepatitis.
We ate
rice with tinunaw na purico ( dahil ubos na ang star margarine) , nutribuns na galing kay macoy and drank sopdrinks with sugar in it, but we weren’t overweight kasi nga ….. .

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
Sarap mag patintero, tumbang preso , habulan taguan….
No one was able to reach us all day ( di uso ang celfon , walang beepers ). And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our
trolleys or slides out of scraps and then ride down the street, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem .
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound,
no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……. ….WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no

lawsuits from these accidents. The only rubbing we get is from our friends with the words…..masakit ba ? pero pag galit yung kalaro mo,,,,ang sasabihin sa iyo…..beh buti nga !

We play in the dirt , wash our hands a little and ate with our barehands…we were not afraid of getting worms in our stomachs.

We have to live with homemade guns – gawa sa kahoy, tinali ng rubberband , sumpit , tirador at kung ano ano pa na puedeng makasakit…..pero walang nagrereklamo.

made up games with sticks ( syatong )and cans ( tumbang preso )and although we were told it would happen, wala naman tayong binulag o napatay….paminsan minsan may nabubukulan.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them!

Mini basketball teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Walang sumasama ang loob.

Ang magulang ay nandoon lang para tignan kung ayos lang ang bata….hindi para makialam.

This generation of ours has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and managers ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned



And YOU are one of them!


You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the government regulated our lives for our own good.

and while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it?!

PS – The big type is because your eyes may not be able to read this…. at your age

ok lang ba?
pakipasa nga ito sa mga tunay mo na kaibigan para makaalaala pa.








Forwarded by: Noel S.






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