We can all agree that kids today have it so much easier than we did growing up. They will never have to know the struggle of finding the perfect cd for a road trip or waiting for your parents to get off the phone to use the internet. If your kids are acting like spoiled brats — show them these pictures to let them know what you went through at their age.
Having To Use Actual Maps To Figure Out Where You Are
You weren't able to just whip out your phone and check where you were. You either had to have a map or had ask the creepy strangers where to go.
Praying There Would Be No Skipping While Exercising With A Walkman
It was almost impossible to workout with a Walkman — it wouldn't fit in your pocket and those armbands never held it in place. Don't even get us started on the "anti-skip technology" bullsh*t.
Blowing On The Cartridge To Finally Get It To Work
Put the game in. *Doesn't work* Pull the game out. Blow for about five seconds. The game magically starts working.
Only Being Able To Jazz Up Your Paper With These Graphics
If you didn't use one of these styles for your header, you weren't a baller.
Having To Use The TV Guide To Find Out When Your Show Came On
Using the "TV Guide" was still better than using the guide channel on the tv — that guide was the absolute worst!
Needing To Use Multiple Floppy Disks To Save Your Homework
Before flash drives, we had to save all our school work on these flimsy things. Don't assume that entire research paper will fit on just one either — you usually had to spread it out over at least three.
Not Knowing Whose Calling Without Answering The Phone
This was one of the most terrifying feelings. You never knew if it was going to be a friend or one of those telemarketer a**holes.
Having To Go To The Library To Read The Newest Books
Finding a new book at the library was never a fun experience — good luck finding a copy.
Having To Lug This Monster Around To Record Anything
Imagine having to use this beast instead of your GoPro. Actually, we would like to see someone use one of these to record themselves surfing.
Only Using The Internet With An AOL Disc
You hit the jackpot if you found these in your mailbox. Plus, they made great frisbees once the trial was over.
Having To Quickly Find A Blank Tape To Record Your Favorite Song
Timing was everything when it came to recording off the radio. You had to factor in how long it took for the recording to actually start, and if you thought the DJ would interrupt the song for any reason.
Not Knowing How Your Pictures Turned Out Until You Had Them Developed
You had to make a very tough call with these; take a few more pictures to make sure you got it right, or save the film in case something else amazing was going to happen — all sight unseen.
Waiting Forever For One Thing To Download
Entire albums can download in less than a minute now, but that wasn't the case back in the day. Downloading one song could take more than FOUR hours!
Having To Sacrifice Texts To Make Sure You Had Enough Room For New Ones
Seeing this notification was heartbreaking for teens. This meant having to make the awful decision of what texts to erase.
Using Microsoft Encarta For All Your Research Papers
Anyone who's ever used Encarta knows how terrible it really was. It was almost easier to actually open up an encyclopedia — do kids still know what that is?
Having To Rewind Your Favorite Movie Before You Watched It
You were so excited to finally get home and watch "Toy Story," only to find out your sibling watched it earlier and didn't rewind it. Those minutes spent rewinding is time we will never get back.
Searching For The Perfect CD To Rock Out With
Oh, all your music is on your phone? That's cute. Let us pull out our humongous cd book that holds over 100 discs.
Using Limewire To Download All Your Music
Limewire was the shadiest thing when it came to music. You never knew if you were getting a virus or the actual song you wanted — although it usually ended up being a cover by another artist.