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Bean Counting Knitter

November 5, 2008

On a lighter note.... For those over 30!

My cousin Amy sent me this in an email today. The same cousin who as a child called me Cappy instead of Cathy (as my family calls me). This is so true. I remember the days of 8-track tapes! Thanks Amy....

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

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 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.


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!


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!


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!

Sure, we had cable television, but back then that
was only m-net and there was no on screen 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 rat-bastards!


And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat
something up we had to use the stove ... 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. You're spoiled. You guys wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1980!

Regards,

The over 30 Crowd


6 comments:

Courses and Wales said...

I am ROFL!

Linda said...

Unrelated, but I saw your photos in the recent uploads stream on flickr, and I just wanted to say - your knitting is amazing! I knitted for a while myself, but was never very good at it, so I stick to crochet now mostly.
If you haven't heard of it, I instantly thought of Etsy.com when I saw your photos. If you ever start selling things through it, I'd love to know. :)

Bean Counting Knitter said...

Linda.... Thank you for the wonderful comment. I do know of Etsy.com. I have purchased a few things this year from etsy vendors. For me, knitting is my happy place. I feel that if I were to start selling my items it would no longer be restful but rather a job so I continue to knit for my inner peace. :-)

Linda said...

Quite understandable; I'm in the same mindset with my crochet. But in that case, I envy your future grandchildren. :)
Happy knitting!

Brandy said...

Oh, okay, so I am old. They also left out the fact that we didn't have DVD players or even VHS's! If you wanted to see a movie you better make it to the theater! ;)

Bean Counting Knitter said...

Good point Brandy....

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