Sunday, 24 June 2012

Talking with my friend the other day, we realised how much change we have both seen in the last 10-15 years of our lives. I'm not talking massive, life changing events, but more over the little things that growing up, people tend to forget. 

I'm not gonna lie, it made me feel old.

Still, it was fun to remember all the things we had growing up. 
We remembered:

  • Slam door trains
  • When Morrisons used to be Safeway
  • Lucky Charms cereal
  • When Ashford used to be a one way road system
  • When you paid for things using a credit or debit card and they had to swipe it with a carbon copy stamp
  • Later on, when you still had to sign for things bought using a credit or debit card
  • Woolworths (or Wooly's as we used to call it)
  • When passport photo's used to come out in a strip and each one was slightly different
  • When certain TV channels had nothing on and they displayed a picture of a girl with a chalkboard until the next programme started
  • The original Nintendo's with games like the original Mario Brothers and Donkey Kong and you had to push a big chunky game cartridge into the machine
  • Beta Max videos
  • VHS videos!
  • Walkmans
  • Jolly Rancher sweets
  • Using road maps to go on a long journey and following road signs for a short journey
The funniest thing is that a lot of this stuff was going on when I was in my late teens, and both my friend and I didn't have a mobile phone until we were about fifteen. It's funny to think back even just seven or eight years about how things were, and how things have changed without us even realising it.

What do you remember from the dark ages?!


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