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It's funny how we complain when a flight is delayed. Back in the day, that distance would take a lifetime to cross, amirite?

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Except things aren't like that any more, so we have every right to complain.

So? Just because in the past it took a long time to travel somewhere, we shouldn't have the right to complain about delays today? We have advanced technology, and we have come to expect that things will be done quickly. I suppose you could also say that, "It's funny how we complain about catching the common cold. Back in the day, you were afraid of catching tuberculosis." Yeah, it's better off today, but it's still annoying when some minor problems occur to us.

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True. But back then you also weren't expected to be everywhere in 30 minutes or less. You just show up whenever. Miss those days . . .

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Years and years, but not a lifetime. (Sorry, I'm just not a big fan of hyperbole.)

@partinobodycular Years and years, but not a lifetime. (Sorry, I'm just not a big fan of hyperbole.)

"Back in the day" Isn't specific. This could easily be nomadic times before ships.

@partinobodycular Years and years, but not a lifetime. (Sorry, I'm just not a big fan of hyperbole.)

Well, typically once someone hopped on a ship destined for another continent, they never planned on coming back, so in a way it is a lifetime journey

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@partinobodycular Years and years, but not a lifetime. (Sorry, I'm just not a big fan of hyperbole.)

A lifetime is when you're born on the ship and die when you reach shore. I don't think it took anyone who knew the way 40 years to get from one place to another.

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