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20 Things You Will Never Do Again In Your Life

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1. Use an actual road map...

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As if you needed one for each state.

2. ...or print out turn-by-turn directions...

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"Go northeast on this road for 13 feet."

3. ...or even navigate using a stand-alone GPS.

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The ETA was something to prove wrong.

4. Search for an artist in rows of alphabetized CDs...

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Only to find they're out of stock.

5. ...or own a computer that can take CDs in the first place.

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Nothing more satisfying than closing a disc tray.

6. Flip a cassette over to play the other side.

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"Books on tape and chill?" 📻

7. Wait for someone else in the house to get off the phone.

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Eavesdropping on a call was as close as you got to domestic espionage.

8. Wake up early to watch a syndicated sitcom.

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Because it only aired Saturdays at 4:00 a.m.

9. Highlight TV listings in the weekly guide or newspaper...

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You couldn't binge-watch anything without a network marathon.

10. ...or wait an excruciating minute to find out what was on channel 46.


If you blinked, you missed it.

11. Fill out a real live, physical address book...

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Writing letters lol.

12. ...and likewise, balance a checkbook.

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*Swipes left* 💳

13. Rush to the caller ID box when the phone rings...

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Seeing "Private Caller" was the biggest letdown.

14. ...or look a number up in the phone book.

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15. Pay a late fee for one of these...

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The colored tapes were beautiful though.

16. ...but only after ejecting it from your in-car VCR.

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A luxury reserved for the rich kids.

17. Pick up one of these for your vacation...

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Everyone who went to summer camp knew how to abuse the flash.

18. ...and then wait an hour to see your photos.

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And each one came with that date stamp in the corner.

19. Look through the viewfinder of a camcorder.

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Back when home movies stayed on tapes forever.

20. And finally, wear a jacket with pockets as exclusive as these:

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