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23 Struggles That Were Too Real For '00s Kids

They were tough times.

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1. Whenever you generously offered your Hubba Bubba tape to a friend, and they took a massive bite out of it before giving it back.

Which basically meant the whole thing was ruined, because what's the point of tape if it's broken?
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Which basically meant the whole thing was ruined, because what's the point of tape if it's broken?

2. When you reached out for a Party Ring but some kid had dripped their soggy hands all over them, so the icing had started to disintegrate.

Which just ruined the taste.
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Which just ruined the taste.

3. Getting your Baby G confiscated because it went off in class, and having to collect it at the end of the school day.

Why didn't your teachers understand that there was no point in having a watch if it didn't beep on the hour, every hour?
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Why didn't your teachers understand that there was no point in having a watch if it didn't beep on the hour, every hour?

4. When the Tipp-Ex strip inside your mouse stopped sticking to the paper but you'd rolled it too far to fix it.

So you could no longer erase anything.
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So you could no longer erase anything.

5. Learning how to compose a new ringtone on your Nokia 3310 and then having to patiently teach every single one of your friends how to do it.

Which was annoying, because it meant that you all ended up with the same ringtone.
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Which was annoying, because it meant that you all ended up with the same ringtone.

6. Having to ask your friend's parents if they were around when you called up their landline.

And making small talk with your friend's mum while she located your friend.
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And making small talk with your friend's mum while she located your friend.

7. Losing one of the tiny leads from your pencil and never being able to write again.

Which happened EVERY SINGLE DAY.
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Which happened EVERY SINGLE DAY.

8. Having your ears turn green because you wore cheap Claire's earrings.

And wondering if you could die from green ears.
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And wondering if you could die from green ears.

9. Carrying your P.E. kit to school in a Jane Norman plastic bag, until one of the handles snapped.

Which meant your airtex and trainers ended up on the pavement.
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Which meant your airtex and trainers ended up on the pavement.

10. Getting fountain pen on your fingertips and then having to erase it with a corrector pen.

Which always made your fingers smell a bit weird.
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Which always made your fingers smell a bit weird.

11. Making the lead on your mechanical pencil so long it snapped.

And then trying to feed the lead back in through the top.
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And then trying to feed the lead back in through the top.

12. Putting your Tammy Girl top through a hot wash and having to prize apart the sticky plastic bit that got stuck together.

Then having to explain to your mum why it was really important that you had a top that stated you were a babe with attitude.
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Then having to explain to your mum why it was really important that you had a top that stated you were a babe with attitude.

13. Accidentally downloading the wrong copy of a song on LimeWire.

And having to listen to the same radio introduction EVERY TIME the song played on your iPod Shuffle.
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And having to listen to the same radio introduction EVERY TIME the song played on your iPod Shuffle.

14. Spending ages creating an absolute work of art like this, only to have two shapes next to each other in the same colour.

Disaster.

15. When you found out who died in the newest Harry Potter book before you got there.

Even if you managed to avoid hearing it on the radio, or seeing it the newspaper, you always had one friend who'd read it really fast and ruined the surprise.
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Even if you managed to avoid hearing it on the radio, or seeing it the newspaper, you always had one friend who'd read it really fast and ruined the surprise.

16. Putting your crush's name into Love Calculator and getting a low score.

And no matter how many combinations of their name you tried, somehow it never worked out.
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And no matter how many combinations of their name you tried, somehow it never worked out.

17. Having your holiday hair wrap fall out before the school term began.

And having it leave a tiny stump of hair behind.
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And having it leave a tiny stump of hair behind.

18. Not being able to find the perfect ClipArt to illustrate your poster with.

Especially difficult if you were trying to coordinate your ClipArt with your WordArt.
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Especially difficult if you were trying to coordinate your ClipArt with your WordArt.

19. Making your best friend your top MySpace friend and not having the gesture reciprocated.

But whatever. People can have more than one best friend. You know that.
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But whatever. People can have more than one best friend. You know that.

20. Sucking your rainbow dust straw instead of pouring the sherbet into your mouth, so the end went all gooey and it all got stuck together.

Which meant you had to cut the packet and start all over again.
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Which meant you had to cut the packet and start all over again.

21. When you promised your friend one of your alien babies, but none of them hatched.

Even though you put a girl one and a boy one back to back in the fridge for 24 hours!
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Even though you put a girl one and a boy one back to back in the fridge for 24 hours!

22. Every time you got to the end of your pack of Iced Gems and all you were left with was the bases.

How did all the tops disappear?
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How did all the tops disappear?

23. And of course, having to sign off MSN Messenger because your mum wanted to use the phone.

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