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SIGNS YOU ARE LIVING IN THE YEAR 2008:

THINGS HAVE CHANGED IN THE LAST TEN YEARS:

1: 1998- You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2008- You type the m key 3 times because your password includes the letter O

2:1998- You haven’t played solitaire with real cards in years.
2008- You didn’t even know it was possible to play solitaire with real cards

3:1998- You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.
2008- You have a list of 15 ways to reach each person you know, including email, IM, texting, facebook, blackberry...and even (occasionally) talking.

4: 1998- You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.
2008-You text the person sitting next to you because you don’t want the person sitting on the other side to know what you are saying.

5: 1998- Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses.
2008- Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don’t have e-mail addresses, Instant messaging, or texting.

6: 1998-You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.
2008-You place your grocery order online though the store’s website and chose the delivery option.

7: 1998-Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.
2008-Every commercial on telivision is on youtube within a few hours.

8: 1998- Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.
2008- They didn’t have cell phones in the olden days?

10: 1998- You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.
2008-You wake up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and you check to see if any of your friends are online.

11: 1998-You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

2008-You find yourself responding to jokes that people tell you by saying LOL or even ROFL.

12: 1998-You’re reading this and nodding and laughing.

2008-You’re reading this and feeling thankful that you weren’t born ten years earlier.

13: 1998-Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.
2008-Even better, you are going to forward this to Mom and Dad, just to rub it in.

14: 1998-You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.
2008- You couldn’t care less if the guy who made this up didn’t do well in math class.

15: 1998- You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn’t a #9 on this list.
2008- Scrolled? Hello? I’m on a wifi enabled mobile device with a touch screen. Mouses are SO last decade.

16: 1998-AND NOW UR LAUGHING at yourself.

2008-AND NOW UR LAUGHING at the people who thought that 10 years ago they had advanced technology.

1998-Go on, forward this to your friends, you know you want to!
2008-Go on, forward this to your friends, you know you want to!
(see? Some things never change!)



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