20 Things Kids Today Will Never Understand

If you’re over twenty-five, or even (gasp!) above thirty, chances are you’ve said to someone younger than you that they just don’t understand how hard it was to be a kid before the year 2000 (which you also probably call Y2K). And it’s true!

Kids today will never know what it’s like to share a land line with their entire family, or what life is like without a cellphone. Although kids insist that they’re better off now since technology has advanced so quickly, there are a few things that they’re missing. Check a few of them out and let us know if you miss them too!

Once upon a time you had to get off the computer if someone needed to use the phone

If you were born after the year 2000, you’ll never understand what dial-up internet was. Anyone over 25 can tell you about the screeching noise that you had to listen to before surfing the web.

Of course, we can’t forget the fact that if someone was expecting a phone call, you couldn’t use the internet. It wasn’t so bad though – you could always play some games on your Gameboy Color to pass the time.

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Stretching out the giant cord so you have some privacy on the phone 

Most families before 2000 had land lines only — there was no such thing as a teenager having his or her own private cellphone. Any time your friends wanted to call you, they’d have to talk to your mom first. That’s just how it was.


If you wanted privacy, you had to dial the number, then quickly take the giant white curly cord and stretch it out as far as it would go so you could have some privacy! And you’d better hope no one else in your house picks up a phone just as you’re giving your best friend the “dirty deets” about your latest crush, or you’d be in for a world of embarrassment.

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The glory of McDonald’s pizza

If you grew up in the ‘90s, chances are McDonald’s pizza – with its thick, crunchy crust and gooey cheese — is still a fondly remembered treat. It was the perfect thing to snack on before you headed into the ball pit at the PlayPlace.

Apparently there are still two McDonald’s locations who kept their pizza ovens going. If you’re a true fan, you’ll make the trek to Spencer, West Virginia or Pomeroy, Ohio to get it!

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