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15 Situations That You'll Definitely Remember If You Grew Up During The '90s

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1. You know the feeling of waiting approximately 5 million years to load a website that had more than 3 images.

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Don't even think about downloading a song!

2. Not knowing who was calling you because you didn't have caller ID yet...

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It could have been anyone: your grandma, your best friend, or even a telemarketer.

3. When you really wanted to use "three-way calling" with your friends, but your parents said it cost too much.

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"Yes, mom, I know I can talk to my friends at school, but it's NOT THE SAME!"

4. Having to look in a phone book when you wanted to order a pizza for delivery.

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We got really good at alphabetization!

5. Trying to figure out which 12 CDs you should you get from the CD subscription club...

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And then realizing you'd have to pay full price those CDs sooner or later. 😩

6. If you had an early cellphone, having to COUNT THE MINUTES on your phone.

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Luckily some plans had free minutes during the nights and weekend!

7. When splitting up at the mall, you'd have to agree on a time and place to meet back up again, unless you wanted to get an embarrassing announcement over the intercom!

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"Your mother is looking for you at customer service."

8. When your virtual pet kicked the bucket...

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It was simply the worst. Why were they so hard to take care of? Maybe it was because we wouldn't decipher their virtual needs on the tiny pixel screen.

9. Thinking inflatable furniture was cool...but in reality it was just impractical and uncomfortable.

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Also good luck keeping them inflated!

10. Having to wait what felt like AGES to see if the pictures you took on a disposable camera turned out okay.

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"Ugh, you got your finger in the shot again!"

11. Having to decide between tapes or CDs because the latter was more expensive to buy.

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CDs were newer and cooler...but tapes were way more affordable.

12. Getting ready to watch a movie but realizing the tape wasn't rewound...

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There was no way to avoid the spoilers after that!

13. Or finding a random video on a recorded tape you thought was something else...

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Dad was always disappointed when you taped over his football games with cartoons.

14. The shock you felt when you realized the new releases at the video rental store were triple the price of older movies.

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And you had to wait soooo many months until it got cheaper.

15. And then having to pay a fee if you returned those videos late.

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Absolutely the worst!

And if you watched college basketball in the '90s, you'll definitely remember Dick Vitale!

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