When the news of the world gets a little too bleak, we can always count on someone to pose a less-heavy question to get some positive vibes coursing throughout social media. Take @mattwhitlockPM’s probing conversation starter, that asked people to describe something from their early years that the generations after them would have no concept of (like why the phone icon on a cell looks like a rotary phone handset).
Twitter user @mattwhitlockPM is getting all our nostalgia feels fluttering with this question that already has over 17K comments:
Matt started the thread off with a few examples of his own, like…
Using cassette tapes to record music from the radio
Or the most ridiculous way to listen to your favorite singles
Calling 867-5309 at slumber parties just to ask if Jenny was there
Potentially giving your computer a disease just to get free music
Using beeper codes to relay very important information, like 143
Pogs: the equivalent of playground currency
Saving your birthday money, allowance, and your dad’s pocket change for the best day of the year!
Wienerville, the best show on Nickelodeon (and probably where you got your weird sense of humor)
Matt’s memories were such a hit, it wasn’t long before people started chiming in about simpler times.
Also, am I the only one who remembers these?
Got a memory of your own to add? Share it with us in the comments!