Quotes and Predictions from the 1950/60’s – They should make you think…

Predic 11

How things change eh?

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Here are some quotes from people made during the 1950/60’s 

(1) “I’ll tell you one thing, if things keep going this way, its’ going to be impossible to buy a week’s groceries for less than £10 I can tell yer”

(2) “Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won’t be long before they start charging over £100 for em.”

(3) “If cigarettes keep going up in price, I’m going to quit. 2/- (10p) a pack, this is ridiculous.”

(4) “Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a 6d (2 .5p) just to mail a letter?”

(5) “The Government wants to get its hands on everything. Pretty soon it’s going to be impossible to run a family business or farm.”

Preedic 06(6) “When I first started driving, who would have thought petrol would someday cost 2/- (10p) a gallon. Guess we’d be better off leaving the car in the garage.”

(7)  “I never thought I’d see the day all our kitchen appliances would be electric. They are even making electric typewriters nowadays.”

(8) “Also, their music drives me wild. This ‘Rock Around The Clock’ thing is nothing but racket.”

(9) “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 movie has a ‘hell’ or damn’ in it nowadays.”

(10) “Also, it won’t be long until couples are sleeping in the same bed in the movies. What is this world coming to?”

Predic 11(11) “Marilyn Monroe is now showing her bra and panties, so apparently there are no standards left any more.”

(12) “Soon you won’t be able to buy a decent 6p (2.5p) cigar.”

(13) “I read the other day where some scientist thinks it’s possible to put a man on the moon by the end of of the century. They even have some fellows they call astronauts preparing for it down in Texas yer know… really I’m not joking”

(14) “Did you see where that Chelsea football player just signed a contract for £56 a week, just to play football? It wouldn’t surprise me if someday they’ll be making more than the Prime Minister.”

(15) “Kids today are impossible. Those duck tail haircuts make it impossible to stay groomed. Next thing you know, boys will be wearing their hair as long as the girls.”

Predic 13(16) “1/- (5d) for a loaf of bread? Christ, where will it end?”

(17) “It’s too bad things are so tough nowadays. I see where some married women might have to work to make ends meet.”

(18) “It won’t be long before young couples are going to have to hire someone to watch their kids so they can both work.”

(19) “Marriage doesn’t mean a thing any more; those Hollywood stars seem to be getting divorced at the drop of a hat.”

(20) ” I’ll tell you one thing. If my son ever talks back to me, he won’t be able to sit down for a week.”

(21) “Did you know the new Vicar is allowing women to wear slacks to their services?”

(22) “Next thing you know is, the government will start paying us not to grow crops.”

Predic 23(23) “I’m just afraid that new Volkswagen car is going to open the door to a whole lot of foreign business.”

(24) “The picture houses are now charging 1/- (5p) entry fee, this will mean the end of the industry I can tell you.”

(25) “Why in the world would you want to send your daughter to college? Isn’t she going to get married? It would be different if she could be a doctor or a lawyer.”

Predic 26(26) “I advised my children to smoke Craven ‘A’ cigarettes, they are better for the throat you know.”

(27) “There is no fun in going to Skegness or Mablethorpe any more for a weekend. It costs nearly £2 a night to stay in some of the Nottingham Hotels now. And even the lodging houses are charging well over 3/6 (17.5p) a night!”

Predic 28(28) “Now they are changing the meters (Gas/Electricity) to take shillings now (5p) instead of one penny!”

(29) “AA and RAC patrols on the ‘A’ roads will always be there for you”

(30) “If a few idiots want to risk their necks flying across the country that’s fine, but nothing will ever replace trains.”

(31) “I don’t know about you but if Wimpy’s raise the price of coffee to 3p (1.4p), I’ll just have to drink mine at home.”

Predic 32(32) “If they think I’ll pay 1/6d (7.5p) for a haircut, forget it. I’ll have the wife learn to cut hair.”

(33) “We won’t be going out much any more. Our baby sitter informed us she wants 6p (2.5p) an hour. Kids think money grows on trees.”

(34) “Cars which dim their lights by sensors, automatic transmissions, and who knows what else? Pretty soon they will drive themselves.”

Predic 3535) “After this Profumo affair, our Members of Parliament will become more reliable I’m sure!”

36) ” When you grow up lad, all of the wars will have finished, folks have got to learn from history you see, it’s inevitable son.”