Signs That You Live In The 21st Century

“Fight Against Stupidity And Bureaucracy”


Unfortunately a lot of the things below have become true in the 21st Century.

Number two particularly pisses me off.

Numbers five and fourteen are a poor reflection of what we have become.

And numbers twenty thru twenty-two are just plain sad.

I hope you will do numbers twenty-four and twenty-five though!!




1. You just tried to enter your password on the microwave.

2. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

3. You text your son’s cell phone to let him know it’s time to eat. He E-mailed you back from his bedroom, “What’s for dinner?”

4. Your daughter sells Scout Cookies via her web site.

5. You chat several times a day with a stranger from South Africa, but you haven’t spoken with your next door neighbor yet this year.

6. You check the ingredients on a can of chicken noodle soup to see if it contains Echinacea.

7. Your grandmother asks you to send her a JPEG file of your newborn so she can create a screen saver.

8. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home.

9. Every commercial on television has a website address at the bottom of the screen.

10. You buy a computer and 6 months later it is out of date, and now sells half the price you paid.

11. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn’t have the first 20 or 30 years of your life, is cause for panic and turning around to go get it.

12. Using real money, instead of credit or debit, to make a purchase would be a hassle and take planning.

13. Cleaning up the dining room means getting the fast food bags out of the back seat of your car.

14. Your reason for not staying in touch with family is that they do not have e-mail addresses.

15. You consider second-day air delivery painfully slow.

16. Your dining room table is now your flat filing cabinet.

17. Your idea of being organized is multiple-colored Post-it notes.

18. You hear most of your jokes via blogs and e-mail instead of in person. (Yipes!!!!)

19. You get an extra phone line so you can get phone calls.

20. You disconnect from the Internet and get this awful feeling, as if you just pulled the plug on a loved one.

21. You get up in the morning and go online before getting your coffee.

22. You wake up at 2 am to go to the bathroom and check your e-mail on your way back to bed.

23. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. 🙂



24. You’re reading this, and…

25. …even worse; you’re going to forward it to someone else.



38 thoughts on “Signs That You Live In The 21st Century

  1. 1- No, but can’t wait to try it!
    2 – Hell yes!
    3 – I’ve no kids, but definitely do this with my room mates.
    4 – See answer #3.
    5 – Believe me, my neighbor is not nearly as interesting.
    6 – I’ve never done this, no matter how funny Frank thinks it is.
    7 – See answer #3.
    8 – Yep!
    9 – I don’t watch TV, if it’s not on Netflix, I haven’t seen it.
    10 – That’s what keeps it exciting!
    11 – Leave the house without my cell? Are you on drugs?
    12 – Real money? Huh?
    13 – Not guilty, probably because See answer #3.
    14 – That’s not the only reason, but thanks for giving me yet another!
    15 – Like excruciatingly slow, dial-up slow…
    16 – Dinning room table? What’s that?
    17 – Absolutely!
    18 – Absolutely!
    19 – Phone line? Is that like a dining room table?
    20 – Disconnect? Wait…you can disconnect? Are you sure? That doesn’t sound safe…
    21 – Absolutely! Why else bother to get out of bed?
    22 – No, that would be silly. I wake at 2 to check emails from my bed.
    23 – No, but that’s so dame cute I will now. : )
    24 – Absolutely!
    25 – Don’t you tempt me!

    Really…I don’t see why these are bad things…..

  2. If we get a blackout bingo on this….is that bad? 😀 (made ya turn your head)

    18. You hear most of your jokes via blogs and e-mail instead of in person. (Yipes!!!!) and to help with this #18 I’m going to do #25…..25. …even worse; you’re going to forward it to someone else.


  3. Your Grandmother knows what a JPEG is? Mine had a ‘problem’ with her computer so my Dad drove an hour to her house only to find she hadn’t pressed the power button. . . You’re lucky

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