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Things from your childhood that would baffle young people of today

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by Reecedouglas1, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Reecedouglas1

    Reecedouglas1 New commenter

    i will start

    having to go to Blockbusters if you wanted to watch a movie.
     
  2. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Occasional commenter

    Being hit by a teacher then by your parent in the days of punushment
     
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  3. afterdark

    afterdark Established commenter

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    afterdark Established commenter

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    afterdark Established commenter

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    afterdark Established commenter

  7. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Encyclopaedias.
     
  8. Happygopolitely

    Happygopolitely Occasional commenter

    Any adult at all telling a naughty or rude child off on in public
     
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  9. ShowerGel

    ShowerGel Lead commenter

    Being made to go to Sunday School
     
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  10. BW12345

    BW12345 Established commenter

    A croc-pot to keep the milk cool.
    Milk bottles
    No TV, until Dad could afford a small b/w .
    Cutting up potatoes to make chips
    No heater in ordinary cars ((air-con !!:confused:)
    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
     

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