27 Struggles You’ll Only Understand If You Were Born Before 1995

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It truly was that hard knock life.

Straining your eyes any time you played your Gameboy in the car at night:

Straining your eyes any time you played your Gameboy in the car at night:

Shoutout to streetlights, the real MVP.

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Having to keep all your friends’ or family’s phone numbers on an enormous list (it was either that or memorizing them all):

Having to keep all your friends’ or family’s phone numbers on an enormous list (it was either that or memorizing them all):

Usually this piece of paper was older than you were.

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And having to look up someone’s number you didn’t have in the phonebook:

And having to look up someone's number you didn't have in the phonebook:

Good luck if they have a super common name.

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Accidentally leaving an awkward message on your friend’s family’s answering machine and having no option to delete it:

Accidentally leaving an awkward message on your friend's family's answering machine and having no option to delete it:

It still hurts after all these years.

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Having a family member tape over a video tape you specifically asked them not to use:

Having a family member tape over a video tape you specifically asked them not to use:

True devestation.

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Picking up your developed photos and getting somebody else’s photos instead of your own. And, usually, losing your own photos in the mix-up:

Picking up your developed photos and getting somebody else's photos instead of your own. And, usually, losing your own photos in the mix-up:

Nothing like that weird moment when you opened your photo packets and saw unrecognizable faces staring back at you.

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Finding out 90% of your photos are blurry or bad after getting them developed:

Finding out 90% of your photos are blurry or bad after getting them developed:

  • rips up photos immediately *

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Having to use a public phone and realizing it’s broken:

Having to use a public phone and realizing it's broken:

Welp, guess I’m stranded.

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Turning on the TV Guide Channel right after the channel’s listing you wanted to see had already scrolled:

Turning on the TV Guide Channel right after the channel's listing you wanted to see had already scrolled:

I JUST missed Nickelodeon.

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Having to open like 45 files before getting to the one you wanted:

Having to open like 45 files before getting to the one you wanted:

The never-ending search.

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Having Clippy constantly bug you whenever you were using Microsoft Office:

Having Clippy constantly bug you whenever you were using Microsoft Office:

Honestly, f*ck this guy.

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Having to adjust your TV antenna over and over if you were watching television on a TV that didn’t have cable.

Having to adjust your TV antenna over and over if you were watching television on a TV that didn't have cable.

“Almost got it…”

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Having to pull this move if you wanted privacy while talking on a non-cordless phone:

Having to pull this move if you wanted privacy while talking on a non-cordless phone:

“DAD, GET OFF THE PHONE.”

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Getting kicked off the internet ’cause there was too many people in your neighborhood logged on at the same time:

Getting kicked off the internet 'cause there was too many people in your neighborhood logged on at the same time:

I’m just trying to log-on.

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Finally being able to get online and immediately having to get off ’cause someone needed to use the phone:

Finally being able to get online and immediately having to get off 'cause someone needed to use the phone:

Is that phone call to grandma REALLY that important???

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Trying to look at a ~suggestive~ pic using a 56k modem and having it take FOREVER to appear:

Trying to look at a ~suggestive~ pic using a 56k modem and having it take FOREVER to appear:

Come on… COME ON.

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Putting a movie in and realizing it wasn’t rewound:

Putting a movie in and realizing it wasn't rewound:

And having to cover your eyes when rewinding so you don’t spoil the movie.

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Or worse yet, having your VCR destroy your favorite movie:

Or worse yet, having your VCR destroy your favorite movie:

Chills.

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Scrambling to try to perfectly tape a song off the radio:

Scrambling to try to perfectly tape a song off the radio:

And the first 5 seconds of the song just being a DJ yelling over the beat.

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Downloading a fake MP3 off LimeWire or Kazaa:

Downloading a fake MP3 off LimeWire or Kazaa:

“I did not have sexual relations…”

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Dealing with sending and receiving faxes:

Dealing with sending and receiving faxes:

Oof.

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Basically not being able to move whenever you used your portable CD player:

Basically not being able to move whenever you used your portable CD player:

How am I supposed to pretend I’m in a music video now?

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Lending a CD to your friends and getting it back all scratched and being forced to buy the album all over again:

Lending a CD to your friends and getting it back all scratched and being forced to buy the album all over again:

This kills the friendship.

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Ordering something over the phone and then having no way to track your packages:

Ordering something over the phone and then having no way to track your packages:

“It’s been 84 years…”

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Having to wait for the TV to announce whether you had a snow day or not:

Having to wait for the TV to announce whether you had a snow day or not:

“ICHABOD CRANE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IS ALWAYS GETTING SNOW DAYS!”

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Having Internet Explorer crash on you at least 60% of the time you used it:

Having Internet Explorer crash on you at least 60% of the time you used it:

It’s like modern art.

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And finally, having your entire computer crash on the reg:

And finally, having your entire computer crash on the reg:

Which, LBH, happened thanks to all those viruses you got from downloading MP3s on LimeWire.

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