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“Generation of Spoiled Idiots”

I have a dear friend who sends me the most amazing things. This started my day with a howl of laughter:

I am embarrassed to tell you – I remember rotary phones. I even remember party lines, where you had to wait for your neighbor to finish his call before you could make your own, and you never knew who might be listening to your conversation. I remember planes that had large, beautiful lady’s lounges, with a seating area for nursing mothers. I remember when living in Germany was a huge problem to many young people who ran up huge phone bills, calling their families when they were lonely – no internet, no VOIP. I remember transistor radios, and Walkmen! LLLOOOLLLL!

December 22, 2008 - Posted by | Aging, Alaska, Biography, Cultural, Generational, Humor, Interconnected, Random Musings, Satire, Travel


  1. I remember pay phones and tape recorders. I think all telemarketing calls should be made from a rotary phone.

    Comment by Ahmnodt Heare | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  2. Oh! What a wonderful idea, Ahmnodt! And NO recordings!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  3. I loved this one. I remember my kids being shocked that you could bake a potato without a microwave.

    Comment by momcat | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  4. lol, “oh! this guy has two zeros, screw that guy!”

    Comment by neoark25 | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  5. I think you and I have a common friend.

    Comment by hilaliya | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  6. LOL, Momcat! It reminds me of when I made “real” macaroni and cheese for my son and nieces, and no one liked it, they wanted the “orange” kind!

    Neoark – Remember? Remember?

    Hilaliya – Uh . . . more than one, I think. 🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 22, 2008 | Reply

  7. Walkmen, yes. 🙂
    And phones where you have large buttons to press the numbers and my grandmom had one with a dial.
    And at the gas station you had to haul around those huge, heavy things to put air in your tires.

    Comment by Nicole | December 23, 2008 | Reply

  8. LOL, Nicole! I don’t know what you are talking about with air canisters!

    Comment by intlxpatr | December 24, 2008 | Reply

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