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    Older Folks Are Pointing Out Things That Kids Today Wouldn't Understand, And There Are No Lies Detected

    "Trying to fit a Walkman in your pocket."

    This week, Reddit user u/AFSprivz posed the question, "What is something you did as a child that kids nowadays won't understand?"

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    And there were so many great responses! Here are some of the top-voted answers:

    1. "Waiting for your favorite songs to come on the radio so you could tape-record them."

    u/toothfixingfiend

    "And getting mad if the deejay talked over a part of it!"

    u/JBLBEBthree

    2. "Writing down friends’ contact information in address books."

    u/cutsdeeper

    "Which I never looked at because I had every number memorized! I literally only know my own number now."

    u/HELLOhappyshop

    3. "Going to Blockbuster and picking out movies."

    u/carly2210

    A Blockbuster storefront
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    4. "Knocking on each other's houses to see if they wanted to come out. No texting beforehand. Just literally showing up, unexpected."

    u/Mane_Firmino_Salah

    5. "Rewinding a movie after you’ve watched it."

    u/kinghalo1

    6. "Blowing into the bottom of my Nintendo or Sega game cartridges to get them to work."

    u/Wiltaire

    A Nintendo game console surrounded by cartridges
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    7. "Having to get off the computer because mom needed to make a phone call."

    u/gr33ne

    "And putting a pillow over the back of the computer so my parents didn't hear me start the internet up in the middle of the night when I should've been asleep."

    u/cderoovevcxgvzsa

    8. "Walking to the shop with a handwritten note and $10 to buy dad's beer."

    u/kinghalo1

    9. "Trying to fit a Walkman in your pocket."

    u/Drum_harder

    A walkman
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    10. "Turning the TV to channel 3 to play video games."

    u/Squidburgers

    11. "Rushing to go to the bathroom and get snacks during commercial breaks."

    u/Overall_Bison

    12. "Walking a mile to and from school every day in junior high. And then after getting home, fucking off into the woods with friends to build stick forts and climb around in ravines."

    u/OrigamiManos

    A kid walking on the sidewalk with their backpack and lunchbox
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    13. "Having a 2–3 hour window on a Saturday and Sunday morning when cartoons were aired. If you slept in, no cartoons."

    u/CuntyReplies

    14. "Bringing my memory card over to my friend's so we could play all the characters that I unlocked."

    u/Playingpokerwithgod

    15. "Carrying my school books and papers around under my arm, because nobody had thought to use a backpack for that yet. That brilliant, simple idea didn't occur to anyone 'til somewhere in the 1970s."

    u/Scrappy_Larue

    A woman holding her books
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    16. "Finding the TV Guide magazine to see what shows were on that night, or sitting there waiting for the TV Guide channel to scroll back to the channel that you JUST MISSED."

    u/sensualoctopus

    17. "Walking to the television to turn it on/off."

    u/tchrbrian

    18. And finally, "Using a rotary phone."

    u/storm_the_castle

    A rotary phone
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    What did you do growing up that kids today wouldn't understand? Let me know in the comments below!

    Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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