When I was your age…

This is such a classic list idea for a teacher. I feel like just saying the phrase, “When I was your age” immediately places me in some old krohn category, but well, I am 30 so…

Ok, kids (age 16-17), when I was your age…

I didn’t even carry a cell phone on me, much less own one

Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, and Twitter were at least 5 years away from existence

Did not yet have my license

Was starting to work my first job, at McDonald’s (yup)

Did not spell personal pronouns as “u” or “ur”

4.0 megapixels on a camera (yes, a real point and shoot) was a big deal

DVD’s were the new thing

911 hadn’t happened yet

The symbol # still stood for pound

If I wanted to record a show, I had to use VHS

I played outside, not a virtual screen

I still got in trouble for chewing gum in class

Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were still together

Jim Carey was a big deal

Cars still had cassette players (do you even know what that is?)

I had to print off directions from Mapquest on the computer

I still saved work on a floppy disk (another probably very foreign term to you)

I knew how to use the library card catalogue system (you should wikipedia that)

The biggest scandal was President Clinton’s lie, “I did not have sex relations with that woman”





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