The Sound Of Old Things

Don’t you just love it when you’re in your early 30’s but the internet is doing its best to make you feel ancient? That just happened to me thanks to this piece called 11 Sounds That Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard.

I remember all of them. My grandparents even still have a rotary phone on the wall in their hallway, believe it or not. Yes, in 2011. And better yet, they use it, or at least my grandma does. Grandpa seems to appreciate his portable button phones, but whenever grandma gets on the line, it’s always on the old, crackly beast that you can barely hear anymore. It hardly works, but I’ll still be sad when it finally comes down…if it ever does. I have a feeling that thing is going to outlast us all.

Oh, and I must take issue with one of these. Gas station driveway bells? How young are our theoretical kids? Granted there aren’t as many of those around as there used to be, but at least where I’ve been they haven’t really started fading out until the last few years. Am I crazy?

Enjoy the little trip into Back In My Day Land, everybody. And Carin, I’m sure you’ll appreciate the first bit of the cash register description. It sounds like something you’d say.

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