You Might Be A Child Of The 80’s If…

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08/08/2004 by DiBot

You Might Be A Child Of The 80’s If…

�Nobody is impressed when you show them how well you can moonwalk.
�Kids that work in restaurants and supermarkets are starting to piss you off by calling you “sir” or “ma’am”
�Listen to Rick Astley, Madonna, Richard Marx, Duran Duran, Guns n Roses Greatest Hits album
�play Pong, Atari, Nintendo again for old time’s sake
�U2 is too “popular” and “mainstream” for you now
�when someone mentions the name “JFK”, the first thing you think of is “Oliver Stone”
�you can’t remember a time when “going out for coffee” DIDN’T involve 49,000 selections to choose from
�you can’t remember when the word “networking” didn’t have a computer connotation to it as well
�you freaked out when you found that you now fall into the “26 – 50” age category on most questionnaires
�you remember the days that hooking your computer into your television wasn’t an expensive option that required gadgets – it was the ONLY WAY to use your computer!
�you remember when music that was labeled “alternative” really was
�you see teenagers today wearing clothes that show up in those childhood photos, and they still look bad
�you want to go out dancing, you really, REALLY do, but your back hurts, sorry
�you were shocked and horrified at the Challenger explosion (which you were probably watching in school at the time),
�your hair, at some point in time in the 80’s, became something which can only be described by the phrase “I was experimenting”
�you’re finding that you just don’t understand more than half the songs on MTV any more
�you’re starting to believe (now that it wouldn’t affect YOU) that maybe having the kids go to school year-round wouldn’t be such a bad idea after all
�you’re starting to believe that maybe 30 isn’t so old after all, and it’s those people over 40 you have to look out for
�you’re starting to dread your 30th birthday, and have even begun going into denial about it’s possibility
�you’re starting to get that “why aren’t you married yet” shpiel, not just from parents, but now from friends that are married
�you’ve ever shopped at a Benetton, but not in the last five years, okay?
�you’ve recently horrified yourself by groaning as you get out of bed, not because of a hangover, but because it genuinely just hurt to do so
�you’ve recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phases: “Because I SAID so, that’s why”
�you’ve recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phases: “Just can’t (fill in the blank) like I used to”
�you’ve recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phases: “When I was younger”
�you’ve recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phases: “When I was your age”
�you’ve recently horrified yourself by using any one of the following phases: “You know, back when”

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