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26 Reasons Why Growing Up In The '90s Was The Fucking Worst

Only the strong survive.

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1. You want to call a friend? Better grab your enormous list of phone numbers:


2. And don't get me started on if you wanted to call literally anyone else:

3. You want to open a program? Hope you have 35 minutes:

4. You wanted to enjoy that program? Hope you enjoy this:


5. I mean, if you were downloading something, you had to EARN IT:

6. And if you wanted to go on the internet? Every website pretty much looked like this:


7. Not to mention mouse gunk, so much mouse gunk:

8. You want to listen to a CD? Hope you have 35 minutes:


9. You wanted THAT CD? Hope you enjoy scratches:

10. And don't even get me started on "skip protection":

11. If you wanted to rent a movie, you had to pray no one beat you to it:

12. And if you wanted to see what was on TV, you had to hope and pray you didn't miss your channel:


13. I mean, this was a time when you had to carry around a big giant list of directions JUST to get hopelessly lost on a road trip:

14. And you wanted to see a movie? Hope you can find that paper you just threw out:

15. But seriously — imagine hearing this phrase in 2018:

16. And imagine taking a picture and not being able to see it IMMEDIATELY:


17. Not to mention ending every phone call caught in a WEB:

18. Or in a door:

19. Or just having to untangle this knot EVERY time:

Rough stuff.

20. Let's be honest — 75% of all the oxygen during the '90s was expended trying to get video games to work again:

This is a true fact.

This is a true fact.


21. And there wasn't an app for weather...just a channel, man. JUST A CHANNEL!

22. I mean, you don't know true fear until you've experienced the fear of someone taping over your precious VHS:

23. Or...this...THIS:

24. And cellphones? Well, most of owning a phone was just looking at this screen:

25. And telling someone to call you back when your minutes were free:

26. Oh, not to mention sitting on the toilet contemplating your life choices:

But, let's be honest, that still happens now.

But, let's be honest, that still happens now.