What ‘Back in My Day’ Story Will You Tell Your Grandkids in 50 Years?
Our generation got to hear all of our grandparents tell us, “Back in MY day, we had to walk uphill both ways to school, in the snow, wearing canvas shoes . . . and we LIKED it.” So . . . what will WE tell OUR grandkids about?
Here are five of the most popular candidates for the “Back in my day” stories of PAIN and STRUGGLING we’ll pass on to our grandkids in 50 years . . .
1. Back in my day, we used dial-up Internet. It was slow, you got charged by the minute, you lost your connection if someone picked up a phone in the house, and it made horrible screeching noises when you connected.
2. Back in my day, if we wanted to watch a movie, we had to drive to the video store to rent it. If their one copy was checked out, you picked something else. And then, when we were done, we had to rewind it so we wouldn’t get charged extra.
3. Back in my day, if you wanted to talk to a girl, you had to call her house and talk to her parents first.
4. Back in my day, if a kid was picking on you at school, your dad told you to go back the next day and punch him in the face . . . not file a lawsuit against him.
5. Back in my day, if we needed directions, we had to look them up on a map before we left the house. And if we got lost, we had to find a gas station where we could ask for directions that were probably not very good.