08
Feb

Back In The Good Old Days

From a contest in which Baby Boomers were asked to tell Gen Xers how much harder it was in the old days: In my day, we didnt have mouses to move the cursor around. We only had the arrows, and if the up arrow was broken and you needed to get to the top of the screen, well, you just hit the left arrow a thousand times, dadgummit.
(Kevin Cuddihy, Fairfax) In my day, we couldnt afford shoes, so we went barefoot. In the winter we had to wrap our feet with barbed wire for traction. (Bill Flavin, Alexandria) In my day, we didnt have hand held calculators. We had to do addition on our fingers. To subtract, we had to have some fingers amputated.
(Jon Patrick Smith, Washington) In my day, we didnt have fancy high numbers. We had nothing, one, twain and multitudes.
(Elden Carnahan, Laurel) In my day, we didnt get that disembodied, slightly ticked-off voice saying Doors closing. We got on the train, the doors closed, and if your hand was sticking out it scraped along the tunnel all the way to the next station and it was a bloody stump at the end. (Russell Beland, Springfield) In my day, we didnt have virtual reality. If a one-eyed razorback barbarian warrior was chasing you with an ax, you just had to hope you could outrun him.
(Sarah M. Wolford, Hanover) Back in the 1970s we didnt have the space shuttle to get all excited about. We had to settle for men walking on the crummy moon. (Russell Beland, Springfield) In my day, we didnt have days. There was only time for work, time for pray and time for sleep. The sheriff would go around and tell everyone when to change.
(Elden Carnahan, Laurel) In my day, we didnt have fancy healthfood restaurants. Every day we ate lots of easily recognizable animal parts, along with potatoes drenched in melted fat from those animals. And were all as strong as AAGGKK-GAAK Urrgh. Thud.
(Tom Witte, Gaithersburg) In my day, we didnt have water. We had to smash to

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