Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Ten on Tuesday

10 Ways the World has Changed since you've been in school

1. Gadgetry - cell phones/ hdtv/ dvds/ bluetooth/ everything now is about gadgets.

2. Violence in school and guards at the school door. In my day violence was when the 'bad' boys got caught smoking behind the cafeteria, and the guard was a flunkie geek kid who got to be hall monitor and told on you if you went to the bathroom without permission.

3. Computers - there were no computers in school in the 60s and 70s.. I doubt the office even had them.

4. video games. What happened to good ole creativity, making things to play with, telling stories, having kids come over and the thing to do was go out and play, not sit in front of a game.

5. PRICES of everything have gone up.

6. All my friends, including myself, got OLD!

7. terrorist - We were not afraid of someone coming to blow us up. We were the USA and thought of ourselves as indestructable.

8. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles and they were a dime. Now I get a can or a plastic bottle for a buck or more.

9. sexuality on tv - you never even saw June Cleaver kiss Mr Cleaver, nor Luci and Desi.

10. Debit/credit cards.. hardly anyone writes checks anymore.


Keri said...

It really is crazy how many things change over the years and how many things happen.
Thanks for stopping by!!

kristleharrison said...

Oh how things have changed... It's so crazy when you sit back and look at it all.. But 34 cents/gal for gas? Man how I'd love to pay those prices now. LOL

EllyMae said...

Great list! A couple of yours I thought "oh yeah!" I forgot about that!

Shannon said...

Yeah I graduated in 1994. Although some of those thing were still no big when I was in school.

List Mama said...

Oohh, great list! I never met a list I didn't like!!


Florinda said...

Between debit cards and online banking, I actually don't miss writing checks at all :-)!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

storyteller said...

Oh my gosh … how did I forget terrorism, violence & video games??? It’s amazing how many ways the world HAS changed since I was in school … (I’m feeling old). My list is at Small Reflections.
Hugs and blessings,

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

Fun memories . . . I did this one too . . . on PRACTICALLY AT HOME


ROYALTY – SPOILTY, at The Mane Point

Teena in Toronto said...

Alas, I got old too!

I played too :)

meeya said...

hi sandy, thanks for dropping by to see my list. :) yeah, we do have some things in common, particularly security-wise.

also, i have to agree with #7. what ever happened to invincible america?

times have indeed changed. :)