Years from now, when millennials are in the ‘Get off my lawn’ phase of their life, they will have many nostalgic moments to talk about.
Below are 32 of the best ‘Back in my day’ moments for millennials. Check them out!
1. That’s so weird!
We had to agree when and where to meet and if someone didn’t show up you couldn’t call or text them. You just had to assume they had died.
2. Didn’t need any of that.
Had to write in cursive.
3. I miss having a hame phone.
Back in my day, the HOUSE had it’s own phone number.
4. It made binge watching things more difficult.
Back in my day when you wanted to watch a movie you had to go down to the movie rental store and hope that they had a copy left that you had to make sure you could gather enough change to pay with!
5. All had to share.
We had one phone for everybody and it was mounted on a wall.
6. You definitely had to be more prepared.
Back in my day we didn’t have smartphones. If you got into an argument about something you never knew who was right. Do emus live in Africa or Australia? Who knows!
If you were taking a trip you had to go to Mapquest and then actually print out directions to read in the car. And before Mapquest or with a big trip you bought a map, sprawled it out on your car, and plotted a route by hand like a 17th century explorer. Want to take pictures? Don’t forget to bring a camera! The point and shoots were awesome, those could actually fit in your pocket!
7. Good ol’ dial up.
If someone was talking on the phone, you couldn’t go on the internet!
8. Not that old!
The other day, I told my niece I’m older than YouTube and Google, and she asked if I was also older than the moon. Since when does a four-year-old have such a well developed sense of sarcasm?
9. Should arrive in 10-12 buisness days.
My internet came on a disk that I got in the mail.
10. That’s nerve wracking.
Back in my day, we used to all share a single phone at home. What if I wanted to call a girl I liked you say? Well, I had to call her home and ask her parents to speak with her if they answered.
11. This makes me sad.
“I had to walk 20 miles uphill both ways in the snow-“
“It was frozen water, it would fall from the sky.”
“But Earth is too hot for water to freeze.”
“Exactly, but in my day…”
12. Getting mail is fun.
“You kids have no idea how hard me and your mother had it when we first got married. We had to wait 2 WHOLE DAYS for a package to come in the mail.”
13. Minutes. Minutes!
Back in my day, we had to wait minutes for a single web page to load, and if someone tried to use the home phone you’d get kicked offline!
14. Well, sucks to be us.
I had to make a career in an economy where education meant nothing, a dollar didn’t buy anything, houses were not affordable and the generations before me hoarded wealth to the point where I don’t stand a chance until they all die off and the inheritance starts to trickle down.
15. Dust was the real enemy.
When I was your age, we had to blow in the cartridge to get our video games to work.
16. Well… Great.
Back in my day, I had to have 5 years of experience before I could get an entry level job.
17. Who else played wall ball?
Back in MY day, kids actually played outside without parents being arrested for child neglect.
18. Or a magazine.
Without a cell phone, I had to read the shampoo bottle on the toilet.
19. Having fun isn’t hard, when you have a…
When I was in the first few grades of grammar school, just before my parents got our first dial up modem, I remember doing reports for school with our encyclopedia set. How can you explain an encyclopedia to someone now?
“You see, it was a huge set of books – like thirty books – that was so expensive, sometimes people got it as a wedding present.”
“And it had everything you needed to know about everything?”
“Well, no, it was curated with only the crap the editors thought was the most important.”
“What if you needed information about something that wasn’t in there?”
“You went to the library.”
“What if the library was far away?”
“You picked a different topic for your report.”
20. It was almost better to just get the CD.
I had to wait 10 minutes to download a song on Limewire.
21. Took so many finger taps. With buttons.
Back in my day, I had to text with T9!
22. Tap, tap, tap.
“If you wanted an S, you had to press 7 FOUR TIMES!”
23. So much memorization.
I had to memorize other people’s phone numbers!
24. It’s so much easier now.
Back in my day, I had to go to a library and search through books for my research papers.
25. It was a real tough life.
I had to change the TV to Channel 3, JUST to play video games.
26. Yep, it sucks.
When I was your age, I had to go six figures into debt for a decent education and pay it off for decades!
27. It’s redundant.
I had to submit my resume, then fill out an online form that contained all the information on my resume.
28. Be kind and rewind.
Back in my day, if we wanted to watch a movie again, we had to rewind it.
29. It’s rude.
My daughter just said to her younger cousin “when I was your age I didn’t have a phone and had to listen to people talking”.
30. Poor little Pluto.
“Back in my day, Pluto was a planet and Saturn was a car.”
31. Can. Not. Compute.
One of the six-year-olds at my work asked me what iPads were like when I was a kid. I told him we didn’t have them, and he couldn’t comprehend it. He said, “Did you only have Kindles?”
32. Not going to happen any more…
Back in my day my parents could afford a mortgage with 2 middle class jobs.