My Time Machine Is Nice… But Where’s My Flying Car?
Last night I was hanging around the house watching a blue ray movie on my 52 inch high definition television while supper cooked in the microwave.
I was really enjoying myself until my heat massage recliner stopped working. That really made me mad. I decided if my recliner wasn’t going to work, then I would just find something else to do. After trying to get interested in about 115 different video game on my PS3, I decided to take a spin in the time in my time machine. I set it for 1955 and off I went. The things I saw and heard were amazing. Here are just a few of the quotes I picked up on the TMDFR (time machine digital field recorder).
‘I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going the way they are, it’s going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for $10.00. ‘
‘Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before $1, 000.00 will only buy a used one.’
‘If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit; 20 cents a pack is ridiculous. ‘
‘Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging 7 cents just to mail a letter.’
‘If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, nobody will be able to hire outside help at the store.’
‘When I first started driving, who would have thought gas would someday cost 25 cents a gallon. Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.’
‘I’m afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN in ‘GONE WITH THE WIND’, it seems every new movie has either HELL or DAMN in it.’
‘I read the other day where some scientist thinks it’s possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas .’
‘Did you see where some baseball player just signed a contract for $50,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the President.’
‘I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters now. ‘
‘It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where a few married women are having to work to make ends meet. ‘
‘It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.’
‘I’m afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.’
‘Thank goodness I won’t live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to govern.’
‘The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, but I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.’
‘There is no sense going on short trips anymore for a weekend. It costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay in a hotel.’
‘No one can afford to be sick anymore. At $15.00 a day in the hospital, it’s too rich for my blood.’
‘If they think I’ll pay 30 cents for a haircut, forget it.’
When I returned to 2011 I had plenty to consider. 1955 was only 55 years ago. It’s hard to believe how things have changed. It makes you wonder what’s in store for the next 55 years. Makes you wonder…