Along with let's go back...meet the class of 2002

  1. High school class of 2002 that is,



    Most of today's graduating seniors were born in 1984

    The average senior today:


    Has no recollection of Ronald Reagan's presidency.

    Does not remember the Berlin wall going down, and actually has no idea that Germany was once a divided nation.

    Considers the Vietnam War ancient history, like the War of 1812.

    Never bought a Coke in a glass bottle.

    Does not remember the Challenger blowing up.

    Has never bought a vinyl L.P.

    Has never bought a cassette tape.

    Has never even seen an 8-track tape.

    Was 7 when the Gulf War was fought and won.

    Has never attended a school without a computer or lived in a house without a computer.

    Has no memory of a time before cable.

    Has no idea what Space Invaders was.

    Has no idea what a Rubik's cube is.

    Considers "Star Wars" and "E.T." old movies and the special effects suck.

    Cannot remember a world without cell phones, a.t.m. cards, or Starbucks.

    Can't tell you who hosted "The Tonight Show" before Jay Leno.

    Cannot recall vending machines that didn't accept dollar bills.

    Doesn't remember 3-wheelers.

    Was 10 when the national 55mph speed limit was repealed.

    Read about the Energy Crisis in a textbook.

    Doesn't remember the NFL without the Jacksonville Jaguars.

    Wasn't yet born when Mt St Helens erupted.

    Wasn't born when the Pope was shot.

    Doesn't remember Chernobyl.

    Doesn't remember Iran-Contra.

    Doesn't remember Baby Jessica.

    Has no idea what Flight 103 is.

    Was never alive when all 4 Beatles were alive


    If this makes you feel just a little old, don't worry, soon you will forget these things also... :chuckle

    bob
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   micro
    :uhoh21: :spin: :stone

    oh,oh.....I am older than dirt.......

    hehehehehehe

    today i went to best buy to buy some music......and wanted to purchase a cassette tape......
    the kid told me, no we don't sell music on cassette tapes anymore......only CD's.........(my old car just plays tapes)

    two nephews this year graduate.........

    they were two yesterday, I swear.......

    bob, too funny

    I would ROF & LMAO but i might break something!!!

    micro and out
  4. by   live4today
    Well, micro and bob, I'm in that old as dirt bag with you because I remember most of what is in bob's post. My, my, my! Where does time go. My kids once asked me and their dad if we had ketchup when we were children. :chuckle I wonder what their children will ask them?
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    Gee THANKS Bob, I feel like a fossil now.

    But, it is my just reward for being shocked when my Dad said he had braces as a kid, and him punching me in the arm because I said "I thought they only gave you wooden teeth back then". :chuckle
  6. by   Ted
    Yikes!!!

    After reading this post, I'm sitting on the floor, sucking my thumb and rocking back and forth.

    I don't feel old.

    Geez, the ". . . Was never alive when all 4 Beatles were alive" thing really bothers me for some reason.

    A friend once told be about a conversation between two very young people. One person said to his buddy, "Did you know that Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?".

    What you need to know is that my friend told me about this conversation over 10 years ago. NO JOKE!!!

    This beckons me to ask . . .

    What were you doing in 1984?

    I was working on a cruise ship as a lounge musician. . .

    :stone

    Ted
  7. by   kaycee
    Ted,
    In 1984 I was having a baby who is now graduating with the class of 2002.
    Older then dirt, yes micro and renee I'll join the club.

  8. by   Ted
    Originally posted by kaycee
    In 1984 I was having a baby who is now graduating with the class of 2002.
    Congrats on your "baby" graduating!

    Ted
  9. by   micro
    working by day, partying by night, very late nights
  10. by   WalMart_ADN
    high school class of 2000 here...baby sister graduating with class of 2002... what is this "vinyl LP" and glass coke bottle nonsense you speak of? and what's Iran-Contra????
  11. by   subec
    In 1984, I was in the 5th grade. Even though I am relatively young, I still feel really old after reading that list. YIKES!!!!!

    My nephew is 2, and I can only imagine what his world will be like when he graduates from high school (approx. 2018)
    Last edit by subec on May 27, '02
  12. by   LasVegasRN
    In 1984 I was a year out of high school, living in the dorm at Kent State University.
  13. by   nurs4kids
    In 1984 I was a junior in high school..had ALL the answers
    ..if I could only find that cheat sheet now!

    my sister had a baby in 1984.."my sunshine"..just graduated from hs...salutatorian <proud aunt>
  14. by   amblessing
    Our family moved half-way across the country recently and while packing some of our more "valuable" items, we stumbled across a box containing numerous LP records. My children, ages 9 and 11 at the time gasped and exclaimed, "my, but CDs were so much bigger in the old days!":roll

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