Where's muh Gen X'ers at? 40-54 Y/O brahs checking in

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  1. TeTe

    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I believe it. People are so fat and lazy, they can't just find and open spot toward the back and start walking. I've parked in the back while watching people circle like a hawk. When they finally find a spot up close, I'm already walking through the doors into the mall.
     
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    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I was kinda sad when they shut down the local mall that I hung out in as a kid. They ditched it in favor of an outdoor, walkable mall where people could drive up and go to individual stores without trudging around and through the mall. They even threw up some apartments above the stores and integrated a hotel in there. Ten years ago, that's where developers thought they were going with malls.. more outdoor green spaces. But to this day they still can't fill half the spaces in that mall.

    Oddly enough, some malls still do well. Another few suburbs over from the one I grew up in Chicago, there's still a large indoor mall that's doing well and here in San Diego Fashion Valley Mall is always packed.
     
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    MikeMcMann Gold Belt

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    haha.

    I freaked out some of the younger folk on this forum when I mentioned the old Phone Line Party LInes that used to exist, particularly in rural communities.

    We moved out to an acreage in the rural edge of town when I was in grade 6 (1979) and when you picked up the phone to dial out you had to first listen to see if your neighbours were using the line.

    you shared one 'Party Line' with a number of houses and so out of courtesy you had to keep calls short and if you had an emergency you would have to ask/beg the person who had control of the party line to relinquish it.

    There were news stories about neighbours going to war over inconsiderate party line hogs.


    Party Line

    Stories (from wiki notes at bottom of page) about Party Line abuse resulting in charges or other.

    Woman convicted when she refuses to yield Party Line to Fireman.

    Woman charges when she refuses to yield Party Line as 3 boys drown in pond
     
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    FyrFytr998 Not my clowns. Not my circus. (2020)

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    Damn! My high school did too! It was hilarious watching the smokers out there freezing their asses off in the dead of winter.
     
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    Ottawaguy Gold Belt

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    I remember stretching that cord as far as it would go to try to escape my mom’s eavesdropping.
     
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    90 50 Silver Belt

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    Where I’m from in North Louisiana, the drinking age stayed 18 for a long ass time. I was well over 21 when it changed.

    But they didn’t really care about the 18 thing, I can remeber ordering beers at concerts and dive bars watching bands at 15-16
     
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    What’s crazy is there haven’t really been arcades in malls for decades, and now the resurgence of giant stand alone arcade and game places growing.
     
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    90 50 Silver Belt

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    What’s growing here now is all the “outdoor “ outlet malls.

    More like what was originally planned, huge parking lot but it’s all out door walks between the store rows etc.
     
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    Midnighter Silver Belt

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    Millennials start at like 1980.
     
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    loyalyolayal Steel Belt

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    Yeah but they probably identify more with the gen x'ers. Life experience not numbers on the calendar molds your identity. Like I said, tweeners.
     
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    therealdope Titanium Belt

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    I think I'm going to re-read Shampoo Planet.
     
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    Oh yeah I split those age book ends in half and as much as I hated it at the time now I realize we are of the best generation. Fucking entitled boomers and millenials are much worse than the sarcastic marinade of the exxers.
     
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    Midnighter Silver Belt

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    Well I'm 31, my life wasn't much different from someone who's 40 now.
     
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    loyalyolayal Steel Belt

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    Was Toad the Wet Sprocket part of growing up?
     
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    Midnighter Silver Belt

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    No, but I just listened to some of their songs, and I'm grateful for that.
     
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    HTTR21 Changing roosters into hens. Platinum Member

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    This millennial just whooped your Gen X ass @TeTe
     
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    TeTe The waiting drove me mad Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    By one point, bud
     
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    HTTR21 Changing roosters into hens. Platinum Member

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    Classic
     

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