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All about age... a bit of Friday fun

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by bravepilot, Apr 29, 2005.

  1. bravepilot

    bravepilot Member

    Oct 29, 2004
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    According to today's regulators and bureaucrats, those of us who were kids
    >in the 60's, 70's and early 80's probably shouldn't have survived, because
    >our baby cots were covered with brightly coloured lead-based paint which
    >was promptly chewed and licked.
    >We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, or latches on doors or
    >cabinets and it was fine to play with pans.
    >When we rode our bikes, we wore no helmets, just flip-flops and
    >fluorescent 'spokey dokey's' on our wheels. As children, we would ride in
    >cars with no seat belts or airbags - riding in the passenger seat was a
    >We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle and it tasted
    >the same.
    >We ate chips, bread and butter pudding and drank fizzy juice with sugar in
    >it, but we were never overweight because we were always outside playing.
    >We shared one drink with four friends, from one bottle or can and no-one
    >actually died from this.
    >We would spend hours building go-carts out of scraps and then went top
    >speed down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running
    >into stinging nettles a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
    >We would leave home in the morning and could play all day, as long as we
    >were back before it got dark. No one was able to reach us and no one
    >We did not have Play stations or X-Boxes, no video games at all. No 99
    >channels on TV, no videotape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones,
    >no personal computers, no DVDs, no Internet chat rooms.
    >We had friends - we went outside and found them.
    >We played elastics and rounders, and sometimes that ball really hurt!
    >We fell out of trees, got cut, and broke bones but there were no law
    >We had full on fist fights but no prosecution followed from other parents.
    >We played chap-the-door-run-away and were actually afraid of the owners
    >catching us. We walked to friends' homes.
    >We also, believe it or not, WALKED to school; we didn't rely on mummy or
    >daddy to drive us to school, which was just round the corner.
    >We made up games with sticks and tennis balls.
    >We rode bikes in packs of 7 and wore our coats by only the hood.
    >The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law was unheard
    >of...They actually sided with the law.
    >This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers and problem
    >solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years have been an explosion of
    >innovation and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and
    >responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
    >And you're one of them. Congratulations!
    >Pass this on to others who have had the luck to grow as real kids, before
    >lawyers and government regulated our lives, for our own good.
    >For those of you who aren't old enough, thought you might like to read
    >about us.
    >This my friends, is surprisingly frightening......and it might put a smile
    >on your face:
    >The majority of students in universities today were born in
    >1986........They are called youth.
    >They have never heard of We are the World, We are the children, and the
    >Uptown Girl they know is by Westlife not Billy Joel. They have never heard
    >of Rick Astley, Bananarama, Nena Cherry or Belinda Carlisle.
    >For them, there has always been only one Germany and one Vietnam.
    >AIDS has existed since they were born. CD's have existed since they were
    >Michael Jackson has always been white.
    >To them John Travolta has always been round in shape and they can't
    >imagine how this fat guy could be a god of dance.
    >They believe that Charlie's Angels and Mission Impossible are films from
    >last year.
    >They can never imagine life before computers.
    >They'll never have pretended to be the A Team, RedHand Gang or the Famous
    >They'll never have applied to be on Jim'll Fix It or Why Don't You.
    >They can't believe a black and white television ever existed. And they
    >will never understand how we could leave the house without a mobile phone.
    >Now let's check if we're getting old...
    >1. You understand what was written above and you smile.
    >2. You need to sleep more, usually until the afternoon, after a night out.
    >3. Your friends are getting married/already married.
    >4. You are always surprised to see small children playing comfortably with
    >5. When you see teenagers with mobile phones, you shake your head.
    >6. You remember watching Dirty Den in EastEnders the first time around.
    >7. You meet your friends from time to time, talking about the good Old
    >days, repeating again all the funny things you have experienced together.
    >8. Having read this mail, you are thinking of forwarding it to some other
    >friends because you think they will like it too... Yes, you're getting
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  3. richy

    richy Member

    Feb 18, 2004
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    wow.. that made me think of loads of stuff back in the day...

    how cool it was to be a kid and not care about anything..
  4. bravepilot

    bravepilot Member

    Oct 29, 2004
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    Couldn't agree more... life is a bit pants sometimes when you are forced to leave the nest!
  5. TDI-line

    TDI-line Uber Post Whore
    Team Vegas Yellow quattro Audi A3

    Oct 14, 2004
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    Sometimes you just have to cut those apron strings. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh_2.gif

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