Do These Things Mean We’re Old?!

With my 46th birthday coming up next week, I am completely triggered by this list that some young whipper-snapper came up with, featuring 40 things you’ll remember…if you’re officially OLD now.  Yeah, thanks for that!  Here are a few of the ones that are personally painful to read:

Using a pencil to rewind a cassette tape.

Hearing someone yell, “Get off the internet, I need to use the phone!”

Owning a car that needed two different keys.  One to unlock the door, and a different key to start the engine.

Ever got tangled up in the long cord from the rotary phone that was attached to the wall.

Printing out your directions from MapQuest.  (although, if you’re over 60, you might still do that one.)

Having a notebook where you kept track of all your friends’ phone numbers.

If you wanted to watch a movie, you had to switch the TV to Channel 3, because it was before TVs had different “input” options.

Accidentally burning yourself with a car’s cigarette lighter.  Now the holes where they used to be are just for plugging in chargers.

Finding out which movies were at your local theater by checking the newspaper.

If you weren’t listening to the radio, you were listening to something from your CD holder.  And it was probably attached to your car’s sun visor.



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