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THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!! 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…
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!



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 thirty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. 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 indexes.


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 postbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10p

Child Protection 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! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3' s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record shop shoplift it yourself!


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 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 an engaged tone, 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 mum, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, a debt collector, 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! Wehad 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! NO REMOTES!!!


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 toads!



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 1980or before!

Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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[mod]#1
So true. :-D

And i much prefered it that way.
#2
hahahahahahaha JUST BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!

Rep to you!!!
#3
hehe, this made me chuckle :)
it's all soo true!!!!
repped!!
#4
i remember we had a remote control for our beta max (!!) video player but it had a long cable reaching from the remote to the video so everyone kept tripping over it, lol!!
i also remember our old artari computer with the tape deck to load your games :P

we didn't have to wait all week to see cartoons!!!!!! are you forgetting the broom cupboard with gordon the gopher??!!!
#5
Wait until you're over 40 you'll wanna be slitting your throat by then:w00t:
#6
deb8z
Wait until you're over 40 you'll wanna be slitting your throat by then:w00t:


lol i could believe that!! i'm 32 and each birthday is getting more and more depressing!!:x
#7
missp27
lol i could believe that!! i'm 32 and each birthday is getting more and more depressing!!:x


Yep, unfortunately it's all downhill after 30!!

My birthday was on Tuesday and it was the worst ever :(
#8
magough
Yep, unfortunately it's all downhill after 30!!

My birthday was on Tuesday and it was the worst ever :(


A fellow October 13th member - happy birthday belatedly! Mine wasn't quite the worst ever, but everyone had colds and flu, so only 2 people to a birthday bash, it wasn't the best!

Otherwise, great post, and some of the add-on tales ring true - our first video player had a 'remote' with a wire attached, it was a real pain and trips were aplenty.

It wasn't so usual for people to have so many cars in the good old days either, so rusting bike chains, punctures, walking, bus services in remote areas, if they ran much at all, were all we had. I hitch hiked to school, 7 miles away or walked, probably not quite so recommended for kids today - the walking yes, but not the hitching.

And we were allowed to work as school kids, ok, not up chimneys, but it wasn't much better, as employers were happy to pay peanuts and we were almost as happy to get a few pence per hour.
#9
We had an Atari, I loved Centipede!!!! lol
#10
We had an Atari, I loved Centipede!!!! lol


me too & it had the best version of qbert I've ever played!
#11
missp27
i remember we had a remote control for our beta max (!!) video player but it had a long cable reaching from the remote to the video so everyone kept tripping over it, lol!!
i also remember our old artari computer with the tape deck to load your games :P

we didn't have to wait all week to see cartoons!!!!!! are you forgetting the broom cupboard with gordon the gopher??!!!


I had the same "remote" control!!

And up in Scotland we had Glen Michael's Cartoon Cavalcade on a Sunday with Paladdin the lamp, ahhh the memories!!!

(I'm not over 30 by the way, but not far off it...)
#12
aah the good old days, the good old days!!!

2 points for a win at football....

no premier league in england...

only 4 tv channels...

chopper bicycles...

putting a piece of cardboard (with a peg) by your back wheel so it sonded like a motorbike...

penny chews...

:roll::thumbsup:
#13
ChipSticks
We had an Atari, I loved Centipede!!!! lol

hehe, i remember that! i was a big frogger fan myself, those games on cassette tape were ace because you could copy your friends games on your hi-fi (tape to tape)!!!
#14
starsparkle2311
Only 3 when a were a lass..........................:p


when did ch4 come in sparkles?

how old are you if you dont mind telling "everyone"! :thumbsup:
#15
starsparkle2311
lol, I think it was around 1984 or something like that, I remember Brookside was one of the first things I saw on it.

Oh I'm 35 btw, I don't mind who knows, once you get to this age you pass caring:p


Oh yeah,it was so exciting to have a 4th channel,i remember it well sadly:w00t:
#16
starsparkle2311
lol, I think it was around 1984 or something like that, I remember Brookside was one of the first things I saw on it.

Oh I'm 35 btw, I don't mind who knows, once you get to this age you pass caring:p


aw your not that old hun only just over 2years older than me. 1984?! that must mean i remember 4 channels :?
#17
starsparkle2311
lol, I think it was around 1984 or something like that, I remember Brookside was one of the first things I saw on it.

Oh I'm 35 btw, I don't mind who knows, once you get to this age you pass caring:p


oh yes, see it was that long ago i had forgot!!! :oops:

i am 34 just incase,you probably weren't actually even wondering :?
#18
Charlie Scene
oh yes, see it was that long ago i had forgot!!! :oops:


haha me too!!
#19
i remember going to the corner shop and buying a quarter of cola cubes :) which you got in a little paper bag, good times!
#20
I do NOT appreciate this thread - i am in no way spoiled i have a part time job along with school and buy everything for myself so i dont appreciate being told that i am a part of the spoiled generation. Fair enough for the families that have money and live off benefits and screw the system but for middle classs families there isnt much money spare to be spoiled on.!
#21
missp27
i remember going to the corner shop and buying a quarter of cola cubes :) which you got in a little paper bag, good times!


you can still do that, except they are called "ye olde sweet shop" retro but not that bloody old ffs :w00t:
banned#22
scott1295
I do NOT appreciate this thread - i am in no way spoiled i have a part time job along with school and buy everything for myself so i dont appreciate being told that i am a part of the spoiled generation. Fair enough for the families that have money and live off benefits and screw the system but for middle classs families there isnt much money spare to be spoiled on.!


Ha you're joking aren't you?
#23
scott1295
I do NOT appreciate this thread - i am in no way spoiled i have a part time job along with school and buy everything for myself so i dont appreciate being told that i am a part of the spoiled generation. Fair enough for the families that have money and live off benefits and screw the system but for middle classs families there isnt much money spare to be spoiled on.!


i think you are missing the point!.................. tut kids :roll:
#24
scott1295
I do NOT appreciate this thread - i am in no way spoiled i have a part time job along with school and buy everything for myself so i dont appreciate being told that i am a part of the spoiled generation. Fair enough for the families that have money and live off benefits and screw the system but for middle classs families there isnt much money spare to be spoiled on.!


i think this thread is more of an opportunity for us oldies to reminisce than anything else
#25
brilliant - made me laugh but oh so very true - But

I must admit it is the parent that have done the spoiling as we had so little we are giving our children too much, kids are not born spoilt - spoilt for choice maybe but in order to be spoilt someone has to spoil, but its as the op said, each generation will complain to the younger one I wonder what our children will be saying to theirs - maybe, look I never got the change to go on holiday on the MOON !
#26
master_chief
Ha you're joking aren't you?


Does it seem as if i am joking? i hate being told that i am spoiled. and grouped in with a bunch. Being a youth is flippin tough we all get tarred with the same brush with the first example being this thread being told i am spoiled when i am not i work for everything i have. And the second example being hoodies for example; if you wear a hoody and god forbid you put your hood up to keep your head warm then your a thug whos walking on a street. :x
#27
scott1295
I do NOT appreciate this thread - i am in no way spoiled i have a part time job along with school and buy everything for myself so i dont appreciate being told that i am a part of the spoiled generation. Fair enough for the families that have money and live off benefits and screw the system but for middle classs families there isnt much money spare to be spoiled on.!


I think you have been listening to Mummy and Daddy too much:roll:
#28
I remember when sherbet was called Kayli arghhhhhhhh i'm so old arghhhhhhhhhh
#29
missp27
i think this thread is more of an opportunity for us oldies to reminisce than anything else


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. 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 indexes.


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 postbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10p

Child Protection 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! Nowhere was safe!
.......
Sounds more like a dig at us to be honest.
#30
scott1295
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. 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 indexes.


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 postbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10p

Child Protection 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! Nowhere was safe!
.......
Sounds more like a dig at us to be honest.


ummmm....... NO!
#31
bah, i prefered this thread when it was light hearted :/
#32
deb8z
I think you have been listening to Mummy and Daddy too much:roll:


No i havent actually its logic i stay in a semi council semi private housing estate kind of bit. And there is a house down the road (1 bedroom) which is meant to be for a single elderly person but somehow a woman has managed to get her hands on that house she has what i can only presume as her "boyfriend/partner" staying almost every night and she has a son in there all the time and they are dressed in the best designer clothes all the time.
Also i work in marks and spencers and i tell you the majority of people in there are either upper class snobs with a lot of money or they are people on benefits in nike tracksuits; there are very small amounts of "middle" class people in there. And if they are it might just to be pick up a couple of things not to actually do a shop.
banned#33
scott1295
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. 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 indexes.


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 postbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10p

Child Protection 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! Nowhere was safe!
.......
Sounds more like a dig at us to be honest.


This guy gets better.
#34
scott1295
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. 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 indexes.


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 postbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10p

Child Protection 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! Nowhere was safe!
.......
Sounds more like a dig at us to be honest.


missp27
ummmm....... NO!


I seen it as a dig and took offence.
#35
scott1295
No i havent actually its logic i stay in a semi council semi private housing estate kind of bit. And there is a house down the road (1 bedroom) which is meant to be for a single elderly person but somehow a woman has managed to get her hands on that house she has what i can only presume as her "boyfriend/partner" staying almost every night and she has a son in there all the time and they are dressed in the best designer clothes all the time.
Also i work in marks and spencers and i tell you the majority of people in there are either upper class snobs with a lot of money or they are people on benefits in nike tracksuits; there are very small amounts of "middle" class people in there. And if they are it might just to be pick up a couple of things not to actually do a shop.


Where i live you defo DON'T get scruffy looking chav type people in M&S.

Although,ones attire isn't always an indicator of wealth:thumbsup:
#36
master_chief
This guy gets better.


Well all i am doing is standing my ground as i have explained in previous posts. Fair enough if this was a thread to "reminisce" but the way i read it and took offence it just waant i took it as the OP having a real dig at the younger generation which is simply unfair.
#37
i used to have a games console that look like a pc. (keyboard, monitor). i think it was a commodore 64.
#38
deb8z
Where i live you defo DON'T get scruffy looking chav type people in M&S.

Although,ones attire isn't always an indicator of wealth:thumbsup:


Well i tell you in Dumfries people are screwing the system something rotten and that isnt my parents words there my words.

Also the fact that you say they were my mum and dads words just completely insults me. Shows that you think i cant have an opinion and dont have the ability to realise things by myself.
#39
scott1295
No i havent actually its logic i stay in a semi council semi private housing estate kind of bit. And there is a house down the road (1 bedroom) which is meant to be for a single elderly person but somehow a woman has managed to get her hands on that house she has what i can only presume as her "boyfriend/partner" staying almost every night and she has a son in there all the time and they are dressed in the best designer clothes all the time.
Also i work in marks and spencers and i tell you the majority of people in there are either upper class snobs with a lot of money or they are people on benefits in nike tracksuits; there are very small amounts of "middle" class people in there. And if they are it might just to be pick up a couple of things not to actually do a shop.


You have no idea of the lady's circumstances,if the council choose to house her there :roll:

Also,what has her OH staying there got to do with anything :?
#40
Anyway,lets get back O/T

Where was i,oh yes,complaining i was old:p

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