19 Things That Instantly Made Anyone Cooler Than They Actually Were In The '00s

    And the popularity contest begins... now!

    1. You whipped out your lunch box in the cafeteria that was filled with Lunchables, Dunkaroos, and Hi-C.

    2. The type of writing utensil you had was key. Super cool kids had mechanical pencils with sparkly gel pencil grips.

    3. You had Verizon’s enV2 flip phone

    4. You only sat in the back of the bus and would play games with nearby drivers.

    5. Students knew to clear the halls when they saw you had the latest wheelie backpack loaded with Tamagotchis.

    6. You looked like you came from a shopping spree at the mall when the Scholastic Book Fair came to your school.

    7. Owning Uggs was a shoe-in for popularity.

    8. During recess, you claimed your territory.

    9. Your wrist was filled to the max with Silly Bandz.

    10. Oh and if your locker didn’t look like the Property Brothers just gave it a million dollar makeover, you didn’t stand a chance.

    11. Juicy Couture. Period.

    12. Speaking of physical education, you walked into the gym like you were competing in the Olympics.

    13. When your teacher hands you your test back and it's covered in smelly stickers.

    14. Walking into school extremely tired and exhausted because your parents let you stay up 'til 9 p.m. to watch the latest Disney Channel Original Movie.

    15. The day of your birthday... ultimate queen status.

    16. You and your friends rolled up to school looking like prom queens from your recent birthday party at Sweet and Sassy.

    17. The smaller you could make your pencil look, the cooler you got.

    18. Secretly checking your Sims account during computer class.

    19. And finally, coming into school with multiple box tops filled out realizing you single-handily won your class a pizza party.

    So... can we go back to the good old days where I could hide under the rainbow parachute when things got tough?