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19 Mildly Boring Things British Teens Did When They Went "To Town"

Just walking up and down the high street aimlessly for hours.

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1. Organise to meet your friends "in town" so you could walk up and down the highstreet for hours.

Sometimes you'd sit on a bench or look in the window of a Greggs, for variety.
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Sometimes you'd sit on a bench or look in the window of a Greggs, for variety.

2. Take photos of yourselves on the bus/train on the way there.

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Mark Forrest / BuzzFeed

It was important to commemorate every moment of your day out.

3. Hang around outside the cinema and in the foyer without actually going to see a film.

Imagine inviting a friend to do this as an adult.
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Imagine inviting a friend to do this as an adult.

4. Try and get a JD Sports/Jane Norman bag without buying anything.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Joblot-of-5-Jane-Norman-Plastic-Bags-13in-x-14in-Gold-Blue-Pink-Black-/131848549818?hash=item1eb2c935ba:g:~H0AAOSwvg9XV~z2
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jd-sports-drawstring-plastic-bags-x-2-black-yellow-/172116372152?nma=true&si=2o10s11gtubMXXvLJpBBjiYstKo%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

Because you needed a new PE bag.

5. Inexplicably drag yourselves round every floor of Debenhams even though you never bought anything from there.

But what were we looking for?
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But what were we looking for?

6. Go to whatever chain coffee shop had seats available and sit around drinking one drink for half the day.

Also, drinking lattes made you feel very sophisticated.
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Also, drinking lattes made you feel very sophisticated.

7. Or go to McDonalds to buy one portion of chips.

If you were lucky it would be Monopoly season and you'd get a SECOND round of chips.
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If you were lucky it would be Monopoly season and you'd get a SECOND round of chips.

8. Go to TK Maxx to try on prom dresses that you never bought.

And take photos with your digital camera to upload later.
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And take photos with your digital camera to upload later.

9. And always end up going round Past Times for no real reason when it was near Christmas.

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A shop that only seemed to sell jigsaws and ornamental telescopes probably wasn't for you.

10. Go to Woolworths to spend all your pocket money on Pic n' Mix.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolworths_Group#/media/File:Woolworths_Camberwell_-_2004_-_Exterior.jpg
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Good night, sweet prince.

11. Visit your friends with Saturday jobs.

And try and annoy them.
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And try and annoy them.

12. Go to Claire's so the person who wanted to get a risky piercing could back out at the last second.

There was that girl in every school who'd spend ages talking about getting a nose piercing and then never actually do it.
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There was that girl in every school who'd spend ages talking about getting a nose piercing and then never actually do it.

13. So instead you'd just buy friendship bracelets there.

Imagine if you'd invested that pocket money in something useful...
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Imagine if you'd invested that pocket money in something useful...

14. Go to HMV exclusively to look for CDs to download on Limewire later.

No wonder most of them shut down.
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No wonder most of them shut down.

15. Look at phone cases at your town's slightly dodgy market for ages and buy none of them.

Because none of you had any money.
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Because none of you had any money.

16. And if you went to a really big town, go to the Apple store and take loads of photobooth pictures.

And then upload them all to Facebook in an album called "Apple Store Funtimes :D 04/12/2005".
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And then upload them all to Facebook in an album called "Apple Store Funtimes :D 04/12/2005".

17. Organise a picnic in the park near town but only bring Doritos.

Covering all the food groups.
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Covering all the food groups.

18. Mix all the drinks together in Nando's.

These people must be stopped.
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These people must be stopped.

19. And if it happened to be someone's birthday, go to Pizza Hut and do this to the ice cream.

Never forget.
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Never forget.