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15-11-2020, 09:43   #46
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Outside toilet in the yard or at the bottom of the garden.
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Without phones and communication literally everywhere. When I started out driving a truck at 18 there were no phones and you only had a tiny handful of phone boxes that you could stop with a truck at.
So you’d leave home and that was it, if you got broke down or whatever you just had to sort it yourself.
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15-11-2020, 09:48   #48
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I was 50 this year. It makes you think.

I look at my kids.

For me they they are a generation that has not grown up with nor know.......

The Smiths

Only Fools and Horses

Abject Unemployment

Anyone else?
You can put on The Smith's and OFAH any time you want to let them experience them.

As for abject unemployment, the next ten years will make the 80s seem like a dream.
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Don’t write off this generation just yet. They may have grown up without a lot of skills from the past but they are making up for that with their awareness of our planet. Sure, there are a few bad apples and lazy kids around but I know many a 50 year old person who can barely make a dinner and has awful taste in music. Every generation blames the one before ! Great song !
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Holes in the soles of their shoes.
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15-11-2020, 09:58   #51
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Don’t write off this generation just yet. They may have grown up without a lot of skills from the past but they are making up for that with their awareness of our planet.
It's strange that pre Covid they weren't sacrificing school ski trips to northern Italy for the good of the planet.
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Recoding songs from the radio onto a cassette and praying the DJ wouldn’t start talking
To this day, whenever I hear particular songs I expect to hear Dave fanning at the end of my recording.
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Count themselves lucky if they never hear The Smiths.
A band for cunts.
A crack on the head
Is just what you get
Why, because of who you are
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"Meet you under Clerys clock at 9."

And at 9 o clock when there's no sign of them you don't know if they're only around the corner, stuck in the bus, forgotten about you or dead.
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Far too much smiths bashing for my liking in here...
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15-11-2020, 10:30   #56
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.....only 2 sexes.
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.....only 2 sexes.
Only 2 that you were aware of. This has never been true. I think the term you probably meant was gender. Same answer.
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"Meet you under Clerys clock at 9."

And at 9 o clock when there's no sign of them you don't know if they're only around the corner, stuck in the bus, forgotten about you or dead.
People ALWAYS turned up thou - unless there was a death. And you see huddles of people waiting and lots of singles -
hoping in anticipation their date was a hot as when they made the plan the previous Saturday night at 2am!!

Free refills of coffee.

Not having to have change for the bus - the conductor would pay you back before you got off or let you off if they didn’t have it at the time.

Powerstrikes where people used candles.

Automatic emigration to tge cousin in the US or boat & train/bus to the UK when you left school/college. Everyone gone.

Waiting for the second post for something important like a job reply.

Seasonal only products in shops - Strawberries,
Cadbury Cream eggs, caramel Whispas.
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The excitement when some lad In your class brought in a page torn out of a porn mag and it gets passed around
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Locks on the dial on the house phone!

Applying for a second phone for the house from Eir/Eircom - and being told the waiting list for instillation was 8 months-2 years.
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