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Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Reecedouglas1, Apr 13, 2019.
i will start
having to go to Blockbusters if you wanted to watch a movie.
Being hit by a teacher then by your parent in the days of punushment
Any adult at all telling a naughty or rude child off on in public
Being made to go to Sunday School
A croc-pot to keep the milk cool.
No TV, until Dad could afford a small b/w .
Cutting up potatoes to make chips
No heater in ordinary cars ((air-con !!)
Plastic seat covers in cars ( which came with polythene over them when they were new, which a load of people left on to keep the resale value up)
Mum having a knitting machine because clothes were so expensive.
Child Benefit (Family allowance) around 50p a week per kid.
A darning needle for your socks
Going to the chemist, and then returning a week later, to get your 12 b/w holiday pictures
Expecting to be expected to leave work if you got married
Expecting to be unemployed if you got pregnant, even if married.
Needing to be married to apply for a mortgage.
Expectation of an ordinary person with a job like teaching, to be able to afford an ordinary house
Politicians only being expected to answer pre-arranged questions (before Robin Day came along).
Frost on the inside of your bedroom windows
Running out of hot water.
Shops all closed on Sundays
Having all your teeth pulled out by the dentist, as routine, with a plastic set to replace them.
Going to the doctor and waiting to see him (always him) without an appointment.
Everyone smoking in offices so you couldn't see from one side to the other
Clint Eastwood type Western movies where the hero would drag some innocent girl into the barn and rape her, and she was delighted - which still make me puke
no idea why its not showing up, but a TDK 90 cassette!
Taking a packet of sandwiches wrapped in greaseproof paper which is biodegradable and which you bring back, playing with friends on the hills all day and coming home tired in the evening - all without adults being with us, thus growing up independently and without fear of doing things on our own, including making our own entertainment.
After doing something wrong, being rightly told off by an adult in public..
Finding a payphone so you could call someone at home to let them know where you were going after school.
I was teaching some A-level students and a logarithmic function came up. Most of them had no idea about logarithms and so I got some log/antilog tables from google and showed them how we used to do multiplication with them and they were amazed. They couldn't seem to get over that you can do complicated multiplication without using a calculator. Mind you when I first used a calculator (early 70s) I was amazed as well.
Actually this is from my twenties which shows how old I am.
When I was a kid in the 50s and 60s there used to be loads of these invalid carriages and other weird contraptions around that wounded veterans from the first and second world wars and others got around in. Just single seater for the disabled person so no trips out with your partner.
And then there were these:
Made by Messerschmitt after the war when the bottom had dropped out of German fighter plane production.
We used to change the L to B on the covers. I expect all of us did though in every school across the country!
We all knew that broken Welsh coal averaged one ton to 40 cubuc feet, because it said so in the back of the log tables....