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1. Owning a flip phone.

Owning a flip phone.

And spending hours composing your own ring tone.

2. Throwing your coins into the basket at the toll booth.

Throwing your coins into the basket at the toll booth.

The HIGHLIGHT of every road trip.

3. Calling up the phone company to top up your pre-paid mobile after buying the special card from the news agency.

Calling up the phone company to top up your pre-paid mobile after buying the special card from the news agency.

4. Calling your friends on a landline.

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“Um, hello, Mrs. Esposito, it’s Alex Lee here. Is Brad home? OK, well, when he comes back from soccer can you please get him to give me a call? Yep, he’s got my number. Thank you.”

5. Hearing the dial-up internet tone.

And singing along to while you waited… bip bip bip bip boop boop bip bip bip. bleeeeep BLOOOOOp beeDOONG! beeDOONG! KsssshhhhhhHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

6. Sitting down to listen to an album the whole way through.

Sitting down to listen to an album the whole way through.

Doesn’t that sound familiar? Doesn’t that hit too close too home?

7. Ordering takeaway food over the phone.

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And then the anxious wait wondering if they heard your address right.

8. Going to the video store and spending ages trying to decide which DVD to rent.

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9. Being obsessed with that catchy song “Shake It Off” – by Mariah Carey.

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10. Smoking in restaurants and pubs.

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Just the guy at the table next to you puffing smoke onto your parmigiana, NBD.

11. Looking forward to Australian Idol.

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12. Looking up someone’s number in the phone book.

Looking up someone's number in the phone book.

13. Buying the newspaper.

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14. Trying to fit a text into 160 characters or less.

Trying to fit a text into 160 characters or less.

15. Going to Sanity to buy a CD.

Going to Sanity to buy a CD.

16. Actually leaving a voicemail.

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17. Checking the paper for movie times.

Checking the paper for movie times.

18. Having conversations when you’re out with your friends and not being able to google the answer.

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2005:
“What’s that show we used to watch when we were kids? That claymation one?
“Ohhh, that was great! I wish I could remember! And there was like, a talking skull?”
*Everyone laughs and tries to remember other nostalgic TV shows*

2015:
“What’s that show we used to watch when we were kids? That claymation one?”
The Trap Door. Originally shown in the UK in 1984. The skull’s name was Boni.”
*Everyone sits in silence looking at their phones*

 

19. Striking up a conversation with randoms in a chatroom.

Striking up a conversation with randoms in a chatroom.

A/S/L?

20. Sending a fax.

Sending a fax.

21. Using a street map in your car.

And having to look up how to get there before you left home.

22. Buying CD singles.

Buying CD singles.

BRB, just making a special trip to the shops to buy a CD that only has one song on it, and a remix version if I’m lucky.

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