12 Things Your Kids Will Never Understand
Like card catalogs and paper maps
Ever use the term “record store” around a 12-year-old? Yeah, she’s got no freaking clue what you’re talking about. (But she probably has a really snarky emoji to explain your lameness.)
Here, 12 other things kids these days might never come into contact with.
Be Kind. Rewind. It used to be the ultimate technology guilt trip. Nowadays, your kid might understand the concept of “resume” or “buffering”…but rewind? As if. (PS: Nobody still says "as if.")
OK, even if you went there to buy CDs, the act of scanning the shelves in an effort to determine if Liz Phair should be found in alt, indie, rock or pop…it just feels like a rite of passage.
Don’t even get us started on “white” versus “blue” pages.
Busy signals--the ultimate mind game when you were 14.
Take it from George: Personality-driven voicemails were the away message of the '90s.
Then paying $5 to $10 to actually see the film.
Guys, we have terrible news: The Dewey Decimal System is being phased out.
Specifically: Encyclopedias that were mysteriously missing the letters Q through S.
Lest you forget, there was life before the blinking blue dot.
And--if you didn’t have a quarter--calling collect.
How’s this for sobering? When your kid pays rent for the first time, it will probably be through Venmo.
Hey, sometimes things change for the better.