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    Default Grumpy Post - quite funny

    A friend posted a link to this on Facebook.

    "PMSL this a must read

    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 shite 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 shit 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, 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 FUCKING 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 bloody 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 5 pence!

    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 the shit out of us! Nowhere was safe!

    There were no MP3' s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and 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 fuck 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 mum, 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!
    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 RAT BASTARDS!!

    And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had to use the cooker! Imagine that!

    That's exactly what I'm talking about! You kids today have got it too easy. You're spoiled. You little arseholes wouldn't have lasted five minutes back in 1970 or before!

    Regards,
    Grumpy Gang"
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    very true, well i believe from being told by old gits as to thats the as it was.... im too old to remember anything bar sex was illegal, thus fun to chase... killing folk was ok as long as you were bigger, faster, better heeled etc.
    thats all i remember
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    actually a lot of that i told my kids who thought i was jesting. i once told my grandkids who were total stunned and didnt believe me. think one likened me to old granpa simpson saucy little bark
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    The person who wrote that isn't particularly old.
    "when common sense, logic and plausibility are excluded. All that remain are foolishness and lies"

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    Quote Originally Posted by walpurgis View Post
    The person who wrote that isn't particularly old.
    Agreed mate . Black and white TV here . Love the ' nowhere was safe ' though . Everybody had permission to batter you and when you went home and told your dad about it he battered you too . I remember my old grannie chasing us with a cane carpet beater , luckily she didn't catch us
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    Quote Originally Posted by brian2957 View Post
    Agreed mate . Black and white TV here . Love the ' nowhere was safe ' though . Everybody had permission to batter you and when you went home and told your dad about it he battered you too . I remember my old grannie chasing us with a cane carpet beater , luckily she didn't catch us
    yeah think our tv had 2 channels, niether of which was on all day. test card was tho lol. Queen at end of night viewing..about 10.30 probably.
    Mum would give you one warning, which if you were sane, you heeded, or next one was a viscious slap over back of legs... Did us no harm at all, and taught you there were limits and consequences to everything.
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    I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing 'Hallelujah.'

    You try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stratmangler View Post
    I had to get up in the morning at ten o'clock at night, half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us, and dance about on our graves singing 'Hallelujah.'

    You try and tell the young people today that... and they won't believe ya
    hell, i dont believe you..... who could afford sulphuric acid back then? you must have been trillionaires
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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    hell, i dont believe you..... who could afford sulphuric acid back then? you must have been trillionaires
    We could only afford to sprinkle a bit onto our handful of hot gravel.
    Pining for the fjords? What kind of talk is that? And why did he fall flat on his back the minute I got him home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    We could only afford to sprinkle a bit onto our handful of hot gravel.
    I used to dream of a paper bag.
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