Just A Few Signs You Might Be Old... I Mean A Child Of The '80s

Here's one of the super fun things about getting old: you can reminisce with people even older than you and laugh at the silly kids who have no idea what you're talking about. Never mind it's the kind of laughter that makes you end up crying because you realize you're old.

Some of the things I remember that my kids have NO IDEA what I'm talking about:
  1. Turning the dial on the TV to get different channels.
  2. Recording TV shows on a cassette recorder so I could at least hear the audio of the show when I had to miss it.
  3. Actually using my hand to roll down the window in the car.
  4. Sitting in the back of a station wagon facing backwards. "Hi jerk in the car behind us!"
  5. Being enough of a teacher's pet to be allowed to go to the office and make mimeographs. Mmmm. Loved that smell.
  6. Taking a nap in the van and actually laying down.
  7. Typewriters.
  8. Floppy disks.
  9. Needing to find a phone booth to look up an address or make a call.
  10. Rollerskating rinks.
  11. Using car ashtrays as change holders (since my parents didn't smoke).
  12. Having a lighter in my 1982 Mazda RX7. Saweeeet, ride baby!
  13. Cigarette ads.
  14. Being asked "Smoking" or "Non-Smoking." (It's been banned in public places here for a while.)
  15. You know where you were and what you were doing when you heard the Challenger exploded.
  16. You sang "The Greatest Love of All," probably in chorus class.
  17. You watched Annie several million times. (Probably more so if you are female.)
  18. You had your choice of red, black, or white Zips.
  19. Your parents had no idea where you were in the summertime and didn't really worry about it. You always showed up at home at dusk or shortly thereafter.
  20. McDonald's Playland was super lame but you still thought it was the most awesome thing in the entire world... especially if you could climb in the hamburger cage.

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