Actually, that's one of the things that today is definitively better than the world for which you so often pine.
Today, what you said is considered rude and thoughtless ... and people most definitely do pay attention to such utterances.
I suggest you mind your manners.
Jeremy, take a little nap; you'll feel far better in the morning.
In case you can't sleep, would you have time to explain what you mean?
Rob C (Puzzled, in Spain.)