Older People Take A Swipe At Millennials By Updating An Old-Timey Quote
It's a situation we've all been trapped in. Your eyes glaze over and you let your mind wander. Maybe you can escape through the door, or crawl out the window. Anything would be better except listening to Grandpa say, "When I was your age, we had to walk up a hill, 2 miles, in the snow, both ways, with rocks in our pockets..."
That tried and tested proverb has been used to shut down the woes and troubles of younger generations for quite some time. However, time passes and expressions will soon lose their meaning. Maybe there won't be kids walking to school in the future. Maybe there won't be any more snow. Soon Gen-X'ers will be grandparents, shaming our own grandchildren. Reddit user, r/mike_lets_talk, wanted to know what those sayings and proverbs will end up being when they asked:
What will be the Millennial generation's "I had to walk 20 miles uphill both ways in the snow to school every day"?
Nothing More Stressful Than Talking To Your Crush's Dad
Back in my day, we used to all share a single phone at home.
What if I wanted call a girl I liked you say? Well I had to call her home and ask her parents to speak with her if they answered.
Back in my day, if we wanted to watch a movie again we had to rewind it.
And Amazon Was a River...
"Back in my day, Pluto was a planet and Saturn was a car"
The Greatest Phone Game
I didn't have the internet on my cellphone. I paid by the text. The only game I had on it was Snake.
I had to print out directions from mapquest and hope I didn't miss a street.
How Was There Space For Anywhere Else?
I had to memorize other people's phone numbers!
500 Free Hours?? What???
My internet came on a disk that I got in the mail, and if anyone made a phone call I would lose the internet.
Hollywood Video or Blockbuster?
Back in my day when you wanted to watch a movie you had to go down to the movie rental store and hope that they had a copy left that you had to make sure you could gather enough change to pay with!
Can I Text The House?
Back in my day, the house had its own phone number.
Suffering Through The B-Material
I had to buy whole albums of songs to get the one I wanted, even if some of them were bad!
Just Hours Of Your Life, Wasted
Without a cell phone, I had to read the shampoo bottle on the toilet.
"it's .25 For the First 7 Texts, After That It's $3"
"Back in my day, texting prices were so inflated it cost more to send a text message than it took to receive info from the Hubble Space Telescope!"
Too Busy Practicing Our Zs To Notice
Before keyboards we scrawled the characters on pieces of dried tree mush with tubes that had dyed water in them. People used to worry about how many trees we were mushing but we were too busy destroying the atmosphere for it to really matter.
Did We Ever Get To The Bottom Of This?
I had to change the TV to channel 3 JUST to play video games.
For That Matter...
When I was your age when had to blow in the cartage to get our games to work.
Maybe Even Buy Two Cars
Back in my day my parents could afford a mortgage with 2 middle class jobs.
That's, Like, Forever
"You kids have no idea how hard me and your mother had it when we first got married. We had to wait 2 WHOLE DAYS for a package to come in the mail."
What Do You Mean There Was No Wikipedia?
Back in my day, I had to go to a library and search through books for my research papers
The Great Kazaa Wars Are Back!
I had to wait 10 minutes to download a song on Limewire.
You Had To Wait Until...Next Week?
We had these books called TV guides and had to organize our day by what TV show was on at what time! No seriously! on demand streaming wasn't a thing!
The Trauma Of Nokia Phones...
"if you wanted an S, you had to press 7 FOUR TIMES!"
We'd Never Know!
Back in my day we didn't have smartphones. If you got into an argument about something you never knew who was right. Do emus live in Africa or Australia? Who knows!
If you were taking a trip you had to go to mapquest and print out directions to read in the car. And before mapquest or with a big trip you bought a map, sprawled it out on your car, and plotted a route by hand like a 17th century explorer.
Want to take pictures? Don't forget to bring a camera! The point and shoots were awesome, those could actually fit in your pocket!