Kids today just could not cut it......

> 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

> both

> ways through year 'round blizzards carrying their

> younger siblings on their backs to their one-room

> schoolhouse where they maintained a straight-A

> average

> despite their full-time after-school job at the

> local

> textile mill where they worked for 35 cents an hour

> just to help keep their family from starving to

> death!


> 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've reached the ripe old age of

> twenty-nine,

> 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 damned library and look it up ourselves!

> > > > >

> > > > > And there was no email! We had to actually

> write somebody a letter --with a pen! --and 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 there wee no MP3s or Napsters! You wanted to

> steal

> music, you had to go to the damn record store and

> wait

> around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ'd

> usually talk over the beginning and f@#* it all up!


> You want to hear about hardship? You couldn't just

> download porn!

> You had to bribe some homeless dude to buy you a

> copy of "Hustler"at the 7-11!


> Those were your options!


> We didn't have fancy things like Call Waiting! If

> you

> were on the phone and somebody else called they got

> a

> busy signal! 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 boss, your mom, a collections

> agent,

> your drug dealer, you didn't know!!! You just had to

> pick it up and take your chances,mister!


> And we didn't have any fancy Sony Playstation

> videogames with high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had

> the Atari 2600! & gt; With games like "Space

> Invaders"

> and "Asteroids" and the graphics sucked ! Your

> guy was a little square! You 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 faster until you died!


> When you went to the movie theater there no such

> thing as stadium seating!

> All the seats were the same height! A tall guy sat

> in front of you, you were screwed!


> And sure, we had cable television, but back then

> that

> was only like 20 channels and there was no onscreen

> menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide


> to find out what was on! And there was no Cartoon

> Network! You could only get cartoons on Saturday

> morning...

> ..D'ya hear what I'm saying!?! We had to wait ALL

> WEEK !


> That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids

> today

> have got it too easy. You're spoiled, I swear to

> God!

> You guys wouldn't lasted five minutes back in 1984!


Nice Rant. I also swore to myself that I would never tell my kids "because I said so!!" I broke that promise as well. Nice Rant. :)

Thanks I feel really old! :)

I received that same email too a while back! I thought it was very funny. I forwarded it to my friends and family. The only difference is that the real author of it had his name posted to the top of it. :)

Not to mention the fact that kids these days can get dirtbikes that are both light-weight AND have electric start! They never had to try and keep up with their friends in the woods on an '83 XL600!

Aww you poor babies. I guess the times just change. To bad we dont have cool cops these days. They just throw your @ss in jail. We also dont have muscle cars we have little 4 bangers. If you want a muscle car these days youll end up paying atleast 30grand for a good one. So dont give us any of that crap we have it so much better. Your just a sorry loser who feels bad for yourself so why dont you just go cry in the corner.

How true.

Just to get off the subject, try riding in a Subaru WRX. Considering the Japanese version (US version not too far off) could spank a ram air TransAm and it has 4 wheel drive, corners like a go kart and can be beat upon, times change, you are right. The weapon of choice for many young people are computer controlled 4 bangers with a turbo that will never dip below the redline of a big muscle car when you talk straight line speed.

Don't get me wrong, I own a Chevelle and someday it will spank any of those 4 bangers but in the mean time, those 4 bangers are the closest thing to a 2 stroke car that one can find.

Kids these days, just a bit more advance than us, or so they think. I'm done ranting off the subject of bikes. :)

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