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20 Things You Will Never Do Again In Your Life

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1. Use an actual road map...

As if you needed one for each state.
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As if you needed one for each state.

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

"Go northeast on this road for 13 feet."
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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...

Only to find they're out of stock.
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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...

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

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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.

*Swipes left* 💳
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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.

tl;dr
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tl;dr

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

The colored tapes were beautiful though.
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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...

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

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