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15 AIM Struggles All '00s Teens Will Remember

I'm not here, I'm on the potty, but don't you leave if you're a hotty ;-*

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1. Spending hours trying to pick the buddy icon that would make you seem like the coolest person ever.


Do I want to be flirty, or funny? Or should I be naughty????

2. When you thought someone's away message was directed specifically at you, only to realize they'd done the cursed "%n" trick.


This isn't about you!

3. When you had to go to SmarterChild to get the answers to life's hard questions.

4. When you got in a fight with your friends and removed their name from the list of "BFFs" in your profile.

Comedy Central

5. When you tried to cyber.

Fox Searchlight

Of course I'm a completely legal 18 year old named Stacey living not in her childhood home...

6. Lying about your A/S/L to seem older.

7. When your crush logged off the second you logged on.

20th Century Fox

**door slam sound**

8. When you created fake accounts to see if your friends were talking about you behind your back, or if your crush liked you.


9. When a riveting conversation was sabotaged by a faulty phone line.

10. When you spent 10 minutes staring at your away message to see if anybody was trying to talk to you.

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11. When you were so incredibly interesting that you needed a SubProfile to fully express yourself.

12. Constantly checking your SubProfile's guestbook to see if you had any new notes.

Warner Bros.

13. Switching all your notifications to cow moos...

New Line Cinema

... and terrorizing your family when somebody left the speakers on MAX.

14. Devoting endless hours trying to customize your buddy list into categories that fit your current angst.


Like "Ugh, Family" and "Total Frenimies."

15. And deciding whether you wanted to go by "gurl", "geek", "pro", "cutie", "babe", "princess", "sk8r" or "hottie."

Channel 4

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