27 Struggles That Were All Too Real To '90s Kids

It really was a hard knock life.

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1. Whenever you miscalculated your ratio of graham cracker to frosting when eating Dunkaroos, and were left with too many graham crackers and no frosting.

2. Having this disaster happen when trying to put your straw into your Capri Sun.

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Then having to gently pick it up so as to not spill any juice from the new hole in the middle of the back of the pouch.

9. The frustration of realizing that the last person who rented the video you just got from Blockbuster did not rewind it.

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Or worse yet, not being able to get the movie you wanted because all the copies were already rented.

10. Having your fingers almost fall off because of the weight strain these flimsy McDonald's Halloween pail handles put on them:

14. Whenever you were super excited to listen to your new CD and tried to get it out of its cellophane wrap without the help of a pair of scissors or anything to cut it open.

19. Having exactly eight seconds of play time before your Nintendo game went all pixelated and crashed — EVEN THOUGH YOU BLEW IN IT FIRST.

20. Accidentally pulling your home phone off the table when you answered it because the receiver cord was tangled.

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Also, not being able to get any privacy when one of your friends called because the cord wasn't long enough for you to go into another room.

21. When you programmed your VCR to record your favorite TV show, only to come back to a recording that looked like this:

23. When the sharp corner of your slap bracelet would poke and scratch you 'cause the fabric had ripped.

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You seriously had a piece of cheap polyester fabric protecting you from a corner that could cause serious injury.

27. And finally, whenever you went to the park on a hot day and received third-degree burns as you went down the metal slide — not to mention temporary blindness from the reflection.