Kids today are spoiled rotten  

micahbiguns 50M
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4/12/2006 10:04 am

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4/20/2006 8:39 am

Kids today are spoiled rotten

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'm over the ripe old age of Forty, I can't help but look around and notice the youth of today. They have 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!

Take when I was a kid we didn't have Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up ourselves, in the encyclopedia FFS!!
There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter OMG, 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!

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!
And talk of about hardships? You couldn't just download Porn! You had to steal it from your brother or bribe some homeless dude to buy you a copy of "Hustler" at the 7-11! Those were your options!

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 Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie, 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" and the graphics sucked ass! Your guy was a little square! Imagine this 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!

Cripes when you went to the movie theater there no such thing as stadium seating!
All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn't see, you were just screwed!
Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! 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 and 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 brats!

And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a frigging fire. Imagine that if we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it over the stove forever like an idiot. That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. Your youngsters are all spoiled rotten.
You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980’s. Omg I have turned into one of them!!

saddletrampsk 54F

4/12/2006 12:37 pm

OMG..get out of my head..thats how I am to my own kids all the time..those spoiled lil pampered shits..I am turning into the "older" generation..great post..loved it..

micahbiguns 50M

4/12/2006 3:00 pm

Say it ain't so lol I have noticed the older I get the more I sound like the "older" generation does that mean... oh shit I am getting old lol

micahbiguns 50M

4/13/2006 10:03 am

lioness860 Yup Yup Lol

dasher121 36M

4/13/2006 12:03 pm

I fear the day I completely transform into my dad....*shudder* I have already twice in the last year found myself saying shit that he would or does.

And there it begins lol.


TTigerAtty 62M

4/13/2006 5:37 pm

So true, so true! Good post!

southrnpeach333 50F

4/13/2006 7:09 pm

i caught myself telling my kids that money doesn't grow on trees the other day, it was a sad, sad day......

caressmewell 53F

4/14/2006 6:40 am

I'm not my mother, I am not my mother, I am not my mother...

m1903a3 59M

4/14/2006 4:07 pm

Been there. I find myself enjoying it. Kinda' like payback, I guess. As I near 50, I'm actually looking forward to becoming a grumpy, old fart.

tillerbabe 55F

4/14/2006 9:13 pm

This is hilarious..but so true! I see it in the "runs" we go on. Would you have called 911 with a sprained ankle? A "tummy ache"? A broken arm even? Yeah, I've taken away several "man cards" while I'm out their supposidly saving lives, but instead I'm taking care of spoiled Sorority and Frat boys that are so helpless it's scarey!!

rocko1019 66M

4/18/2006 3:17 am

Thanks, that is so true. What's amazing is that some of these things happened in just the last few years. I can remember telling my teenage daughter that she couldn't have a phone line put in her room. I was afraid she would be getting and making calls all night. Now every ten year old has a cell phone. And that was only 15 years ago. When I was a kid, we weren't even allowed to make a phone call with out supervision.

micahbiguns 50M

4/20/2006 8:39 am

dasher121 That is the day we call you 'The old dude' lol

TTigerAtty Say it aint so lol

southrnpeach333 God but it sucks having to be grown up when your a parent

caressmewell Are you sure? Are you sure? Are you sure? lol

m1903a3 Sounds like ya got it planned out

tillerbabe Nope wouldn't do it nope nope nope

mzhunyhole That appears to be just around the corner and your welcome

rocko1019 Amen Brother Amen

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