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15+ Common Things from the ’90s That Are Totally Outdated

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Now, I’m not saying that things were better back then, but these 17 things prove that they were at the very least different in the 90s than they are today.

Just look at these 17 things that were commonplace in the ’90s but would be super weird if you did today.

#17. Taking 1 – maybe 2 – pictures because you didn’t want to waste them. Then not having any idea how they’d turned out for a good week.

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#16. Spending hours planning your (possibly fictional) summer vacation after your parents got one of these in the mail.

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#15. Ordering double (or triple) prints if you wanted to share the photos with friends.

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#14. Leaving a message on your friends family answering machine and hoping some ornery sibling (or parent) didn’t erase it.

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#13. Entering contests through the snail mail.

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#12. And having to carry extra film, just in case.

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#11. Having to call the cable company (like, on the phone) to order a movie.

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#10. Having to find a payphone if you were out and needed a ride home.

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#9. Only being able to see trailers at the movie theater.

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#8. If your parents didn’t get the newspaper, calling to find out when movies were playing.

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#7. Being able to actually pick up and drop off your friends and family at the airport gate.

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#6. Having to keep a list of phone numbers (until you memorized them all).

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#5. Having to figure out how to use microfiche to research old articles or news. (Look it up, young people).

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#4. Going through catalogues to pick out potential gifts.

#3. Calling the video store to see if they still had copies of the movie or game you wanted to rent.

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#2. Ever wonder why old people have a tradition of calling relatives on Sundays? It used to be cheaper!

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#1. …and finally, riffling through an actual card catalogue.

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Time machine, anyone?