Discussion in 'Community' started by Juliet316
, Apr 14, 2016.
When one of your grocery stores gets sold to other chains.
When people tell you that you are.
I have a millennial friend fresh out of college who asked me what it was like living through the Reagan administration.
She also asked what the big deal with Y2K was.
... when a foot/knee/leg aches after a day/night out.
When you wake up and everything feels stiff except the part of you that used to.
To be fair, a lot of us who lived through it wondered what the big deal with Y2K was.
Not if you were in IT. It was pretty major for us.
Pennywise may have been evil, but I don't think he had anything to do with the Y2K bug. Wait, wrong IT...
I think Y2K was a legitimate concern that just got blown way out of proportion.
It was at the beginning part of the decade but by around 1996/1997 most of the real worries began to subside. There was the fear of the unknown but really it was more driven by some scam artists trying to make a buck then anything else.
And I know when I am old when I explained to my high school students that the original Fast & Furious was about street racing and I when I went to see it opening weekend (Saturday Night), we had to buy tickets at the booth for the 11:30 PM showing even though it was barely 6 PM as the other showings were sold out . We also had to be back at the theater a little 10 PM to ensure getting good enough seats since there was no reserving obviously, the parking lot was so full cars were parked on the grass (first and only time I ever seen that which is even more incredible since it was and still is a AMC 30 so it has a massive parking lot) and the entire movie people were whooping and hollaring especially during Dom's "I live my life one quarter at a time" speech when the place went bonkers afterwards. They look at me like I have two heads. When do they look at me like I have three heads? When I explain that people camp out for the PT especially TPM. They look at me like I came from a different planet.
It became a marketing ploy at the end. Software companies with products that didn't use any date references at all slapped "Y2K ready" stickers on their packaging.
A student asks you if the legal drinking age when you were 18 was 18 or 21. And you are obviously not old enough for it to have been 18.
When a 25 year old tells you about the 16 year old who asked her what the '90s were like, and how that made the 25 year old feel old. And yet you're about to turn 40.
I don't even remember turning 40. Thanks.
lol @ age 21
When you feel the need to write to a magazine to nitpick a tiny correction to one of their photos
"I call to your attention a typographical error on the photograph on page 12. You wrote "Chag Koeger of Nickelback is seen eating from a garbage can". It's actually Kroeger. Yours, Juliet316"
Not that type of error, Ender.
You had a car portable and thought that was about good as could get:
And Bowen just added that to the wishlist for his luxury car.
I'm 31 and have recently rounded that curve where people I encounter, or watch on tv or in movies even, that I would previously just naturally assume are older than me, are no longer older than me. Athletes especially have begun to look like kids to me.
I'm still rocking one of those in my 1999 Dodge Caravan! It's been on its last legs for a while now, so there's zero point installing anything in it. And when I buy cassettes, it isn't to be ironic.
You remember the true dawn of the "console wars".
I think I used one of those as a regular CD player.
LOL! So did I. I had a Sony Walkman CD that I used for the gym and my car with the cassette converter. I never caved and got a fanny pack for the gym though. It was such a pain to deal with I should have just caved but looking cool matters when you are late teens.