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10 Nightmares Only '00s High Schoolers Will Understand

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1. Being embarrassed by parents who won't let you have a cell phone but insist on calling you at your friend's house:

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It was even worse when your mom thought this was totally OK because she was "a cool mom."

2. Accidentally connecting to the internet on your flip phone and panicking that your parents would get charged and take away your phone:

'Cause then you'd have to use their landline and risk having your parents answer when your friends called.

3. Forgetting to take care of your digital pet and finding it dead the next day:

Then you had to start all over.
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Then you had to start all over.

4. Getting the hang of T9 when you finally get a cell phone:

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Until you got it down, it would take forever to respond to a text.

5. Getting kicked off instant messenger because your mom wants to use the phone, but you have dial-up internet:

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This was especially bad if your crush literally just signed on!

6. Stressing about making the ~perfect~ playlist that will fit on a CD for your crush:

You only had like 80 minutes, so you had to use them wisely.
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You only had like 80 minutes, so you had to use them wisely.

7. Messing up this dance in gym class and embarrassing yourself: / Via

Why was this taught in gym class anyway?

8. Trying to narrow down your Top 8 without offending anyone:

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Being popular was an everyday struggle.

9. Breaking a butterfly clip in your collection, throwing off your perfect colour sequence:

Do we even need to comment on this one?

10. Dealing with the struggle of having half your favorite movies on VHS and half on DVD:

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And explaining to your dad that you didn't need to rewind DVDs was an uphill battle.

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