25 Things You’ll Have To Explain To Your Kids One Day

Back in your day…

1. How sometimes when you called your friends, you’d have to talk to their parents first.

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2. How writing a paper meant poring through these.

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3. Or this.

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4. Smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants.

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5. How taking a road trip meant buying one of these first.

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6. And how effing hard it was to fold back up.

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7. How your parents would give you one of these when you went to camp.

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8. How T9 texting changed everything.

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9. What this was.

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10. And having to fill out one of these.

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11. And having no idea how the photos came out.

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12. How you used to pay for internet by the hour.

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13. Talking to your friends meant actually seeing them face-to-face.

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14. How this was cutting-edge technology.

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15. Dialing *69 to find out who called you.

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16. Taping a song off the radio so you could hear it whenever you wanted.

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17. But if you didn’t have a fancy boom box, you’d hold a handheld tape recorder up to the speaker, and your mom would yell something in the background and ruin it.

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18. How voicemail could only be played out loud.

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19. Doing math problems on one of these.

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20. Not knowing what other people were doing if you weren’t with them.

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21. Not having a camera on you at all times, unless you wanted to carry one of these 24/7.

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22. How family movie night meant driving here.

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23. How the only way to get song lyrics was if the artist printed them in the CD booklet.

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24. How this page in the paper (or the TV Guide) was the only way to know what was on television.

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25. When your mom left to go to the store, there was no way to reach her.

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