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My goal is to help my clients navigate the “residential investment property” market; make some money and have some fun in the process. This real estate market is ripe for the investor. In addition, I would like to help the home buyer and home seller. I am part of an 80,000+ agent network that spans all of North America. Being on the “inside” I can find you the “right” agent to handle your specific needs no matter where in North America you may reside. I have been in and arround the real estate market for most of my professional life and want to be your resource for making money in this market. I have been negotiating all of my life and want to negotiate great deals for you. Following is my contact information and my philosophies: Mel Kaye (Broker Associate) Keller Williams Realty Direct: PCH.MEL.KAYE (724.635.5293) Mobile: 805.300.1769 Fax: 888.371.1190 Email: YESmelYES@gmail.com Website: http://melkaye.com Skype: Mel.Kaye Lic #: 00742678 340 N. Westlake Blvd., Suite 100 Westlake Village, CA 91362


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Friday, February 8, 2008

Back in the Day

I was torn as to whether I should post this here or on my Complaint site. I decided to post it here because it's more of me venting that complaining. It also addresses the general "attitude" of kids today. If anyone has kids, I'm sure that you can relate.

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 heck 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 (well over the 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 dang Utopia! And I hate to say it but you kids today you don't know how good you've got it!

1. When I was a kid, we didn't have the Internet. If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the dang library and look it up ourselves... In the card catalog!! (Do you even know what a card catalog is? Didn't think so! See the picture above.))

2. 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!

3. There were no MP3's or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the dang 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 mess it all up!

4. 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!

5. 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, your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances, mister!

6. 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 were horrible! 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!

7. 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!

8. Sure, we had cable television, but back then that was only like 15 channels and there was no onscreen menu! You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! 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!

9. And we didn't have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove or go build a fire ... Imagine that! If we wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid JiffyPop thing or a pan with HOT oil and Real popcorn kernels and shake it all over the stove forever like an idiot.

10. When we were on the phone with our friends and our parents walked-in, we were stuck to the wall with a cord, a 7 foot cord that ran to the phone - not the phone base, the actual phone. We barely had enough length to sit on the floor and still be able to twirl the phone cord in our fingers. If you suddenly had to go to the bathroom - guess what we had to do..... Hang up and talk to them later.

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, three minutes in 1970 and a minute in 1960!

Regards,

The over 30 Crowd




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13 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Preach it Mel, preach it. I'm right there with you. The only thing I could add to the walking 25 miles to school every morning UPHILL both ways, is that they were barefoot too. Bwahahahahaha. Thanks for the laugh. :)

Monday Morning Power said...

Sandee,
Barefoot and in the snow!

Kim said...

hear hear Mel...
as the Mum of two teenagers I agree...whole heartedly...
and what happened the the good old days when you had not one but three part time jobs just to put yourself through uni :)

Monday Morning Power said...

Kim,
I forgot about that. My parents payed nothing towards my college education and I did have two jobs to put myself through college.

stacys1175 said...

I hear you. and agree with you I know my kids would be lost. and would not know what to do if they lived back then. they might have to put up the cell phone and put down the DS and go out side to play. good post:)

Amel's Realm said...

HUE HE HE HE HE...You know what? Until now, my parents don't have a microwave. I don't think many people in Indo have microwaves HE HE HE HE HE...

Amel's Realm said...

Oh...one more thing. I REMEMBER ATARIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII...You're right! It is NOTHING compared to sophisticated games these days ha ha ha ha ha...

Monday Morning Power said...

Stacy,
Electronics control our lives....and I don't think it is for the better.

Monday Morning Power said...

Amelia,
I remember Atari, that and pong. But back then, pong was really fun. I can't tell you how many hours is spent playing pong.

i beati said...

I love all the new gadgets I just don't have my comfort zone there yet

Monday Morning Power said...

Sandy,
They are fun.

Amel's Realm said...

Yeah, back then Atari ROCKED he he he...Pong? I don't remember that one.

And when it comes to the fact that kids nowadays have it easy, from a woman's POV, it's a HUGE blessing to have plenty of birth control methods and ESPECIALLY winged HIGH-absorbent sanitary napkins. Back in the old days my Mom used towels and she had to wash them. Uuuugghhhh...must've been SO uncomfy he he he...

Too much info again? *wink*

Michael said...

Great post. I'm in my 20's and some fo those things apply to me, especially when it comes to computer. I remember just having a slow computer that didn't have the internet.