I can’t stand old people’s trips down nostalgia lane when they get together. Yes, yes, things were different back then. It’s not that they’re talking about old times, it’s that they’re talking about it in front of you with implied condescension, as if to say “You poor young people who never got the chance to grow up with us. The good times are all gone…”
I caught a whiff of this over in MPSIMS in the “Things you remember, now consigned to the past…” thread. Can someone older than me point to some things that were BAD that are no longer around, if only to prove they exist?
Polio comes to mind. Lead paint’s right up there. Umm…thalidomide.
Bucky Covington’s "A Different World " pisses me off. I call those changes “progress”.