20 Things That People Under 20 Just Can’t Relate To

Getting older comes with a whole slew of annoyances. Aches and pains! Wrinkles and gray hairs! But while you change over time, the world around you is changing, too. The things that kids today enjoy are completely different than what you loved. By the same token, the stuff you loved as a youngster would look to today’s youth like the artifacts of an ancient civilization… Which they kind of are! Scroll down to see the funniest examples.

In the "I'm getting old" department.., a kid saw this and said, "oh, you 3D-printed the 'Save' Icon."


After years of searching I finally found my Tamagotchi. He has a wife and 2 daughters. Owns a plumbing business out in Scottsdale. Doesnt want anything to do with me.

I feel sorry for Netflix era kids. They will never know the high stakes adrenaline of running to the bathroom/fridge/bedroom in a single ad break, with the beckoning call of a sibling screaming “It’s ONNNNNN” to send you hurdling over furniture to get back in time.

We have finally reached the generation that doesn't know what MySpace is.

A horrbile flashback to pre-Spotify days.

The year is 2006. You downloaded Laffy Taffy using Limewire on your blue iPod shuffle. Flavor flav marathon is airing on VH1. You found the perfect wallpaper for your MySpace profile. shiiiiiit. what a time to be alive.

All these spoilt kids nowadays with their hdmi cables don't know about them AV cable days.

Remember how your teacher used to work equations on an overhead projector with transparencies? Kids today don't even know those things exist.

Video games only worked on channel 3, you couldn’t use the phone if someone was on the internet...

When you're waiting for your 7th grade crush to log onto AIM after school and you hear the *door open* sound.

If you didn't own The Rugrats Movie/Rugrats Go To Paris and the orange VHS tape... we aren't the same.

If you're born after 2000 then you're probably gonna be permanently 7 in my mind.

Did it bother anybody else that the guy from that "Operation" game was clearly wide awake?

I've spent my whole adult life chasing the high of a scholastic book fair.

You know you are getting old when...

So many middle class 80s/90s kids grew up with the "outside fridge" which was the old white fridge that is a sanctuary for drinks and frozen meats in the garage.

I feel 90 now.

1998 was NOT ten years ago?!

In 2007 if you wore a long sleeve t-shirt under a regular t-shirt it meant that you liked music.

Age test: what's the connection between these two objects?



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  1. Esteban November 13, 2018

    Eight Track, you babies.

  2. Anonymous November 13, 2018

    should anyone be looking for me, I will be chilling with the other fossils

  3. Anonymous November 13, 2018

    My wife mocks me every time I ask for ‘the clicker’ to change channels..

  4. Anonymous November 13, 2018

    Vinyl you babies

  5. Dangerous Dave November 13, 2018

    When I was sixteen I had a cassette deck in my car which would “automatically” skip to the beginning of the next song, and from people’s reactions you would have thought I was driving around with the cure for cancer in a baby food jar.

  6. WildGues November 14, 2018

    I can’t count how many time I died of dysentery. Anyone ever make it to Oregon?

  7. Anonymous November 14, 2018

    I can remember coal being delivered by horse and cart.

    Also when I was a very young child I saw a farmer using a horse-drawn plough.

  8. Stratocruiser November 14, 2018

    I can remember trading in my stone knives for those newfangled bronze ones.

  9. Anonymous November 14, 2018

    How about stiff paper punch cards to type computer code? If you dropped them and the order got mixed up, you had to start all over again. They were then placed in a “hopper”, which read your code.

  10. Anonymous November 14, 2018

    Trying to see the boobs on the scrambled broadcast channels late at night.

  11. Anonymous November 14, 2018

    I remember when Tom Snyder was the last thing on TV before ALL the channels went to snow.

  12. Anonymous November 15, 2018

    Aw, you whiny babies who think being in their 30s is old. Just wait ’til you turn 60, you whippersnapper!

    Now, get off my lawn.

  13. Anonymous November 16, 2018

    Some day you youngins’ will feel old when your kids can contact you directly with their imbedded neural IP chip.

  14. pjcamp November 17, 2018

    I remember the Dumont Network. **** me.

  15. Anonymous November 17, 2018

    Me: You’re sounding like a broken record.
    My kid: What’s a record?

  16. Anonymous November 21, 2018

    I remember party lines and rotary phones. Telephone booths and playing in the back of station wagons. 8 track tapes and Casey Kasem’s top 40. I learned to type on a manual typewriter and the first computer I was taught on was an Apple IIE. I even did laundry with a wringer washer and had to have my sister hit the emergency button (oh how I miss them) and pumped water by hand from a well. I hear the anon of 11-16! OLD AT 30??? 30??? Gravity hasn’t even hit yet!

  17. Anonymous November 30, 2018

    I mentioned burning music onto a CD and my kid said, “That’s so last century!”

  18. Mo February 15, 2019

    I remember waiting for your friends in a bar and the never showed up only to find out at 2 AM that they left a message on your answering machine that the plan was canceled.

  19. Anonymous February 15, 2019

    Choosing between the green vs. amber computer monitor. Going to Radio Shack with a bag full of tubes (removed from the Black-and-White TV to see which one had stopped working. Fiddling with a carburetor to get the correct air/fuel ratio. A huge fan in the kitchen window to cool off the apartment during the summer.

  20. Anonymous February 15, 2019

    I started my career as a KEYPUNCH OPERATOR. Wow! The 70’s.

  21. Rory Simmons February 16, 2019

    I’m so old 8 track tape players in cars were as popular as black and white tvs in homes and rotary dial phones. Hang up the phone was a common term as was aluminum foil on ranbit ears.

  22. Anonymous February 16, 2019

    I remember recording your music off the radio onto tapes and recording your music videos off the much music channel. Aww the good old days when you try not to get any of the commercials at the end of the songs 😊

  23. Philip February 16, 2019

    Sometimes I still channel surf. I must be one of the last to do so.

  24. Anonymous February 16, 2019

    Then, a floppy really was floppy. Then the hard was known as a floppy. After that, I got lost.

  25. Anonymous May 27, 2020

    Last one is for rewind! what else would you use besides a pencil or pen!

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