People Break Down Which Things Were Common In The 1990s But Are Rare Today
Jason Leung on Unsplash

Oh the 90's. What a decade.

Who knew we were in the time of revolution?!

So much happened, yet so much stayed the same.

And not decades later, so much has changed.

Who doesn't love to look back upon a decade and discuss the things that were a common part of life and are now basically obsolete?

You never know in real time.

Redditor Apart-Scalewanted to reminisce about the glory days.

They asked:

"What was normal in the 1990s but rare or non existent now?"

For me... it's Madonna having a #1 song. It can still happen, but highly unlikely.


New Music Football GIF by Black PrezGiphy

"A disc man plugged into a cassette tape with a wire to play music in your car."


Call Me

"Hotlines for the weather report, current time, and movie show times."


"The time and temperature phone number for my small hometown still exists to this day. Same Pre recorded voice and everything. It still advertises caller-id as an add on feature for land lines. Know who’s calling you. It’s easy and convenient with caller id. The time is x. Temperature y."


Let's Chat

"Talking to your friends mom to see if they were home."


"I've always thought that having to go through the parents to talk to your friends made things more controlled and respectful. Now kids can just blast each other with every thought that pops in their heads 24/7, that must make things more toxic."


Fly Away

"When picking someone up from the airport, you could wait for them at their gate."


"When I have flights going through cities with people I know I will intentionally schedule a couple hour layover so I can go hand lunch with them and then just go through security again and board the next flight."


I'm Out

Bye Bye Goodbye GIF by Mickey MouseGiphy

"Being unreachable."


"I still do this to this day. I'll go on vacation for a week and just turn the phone off, or be far enough out in the boonies that there is no cell signal whatsoever."


I wish I could put my phone down. Who knew we'd never be without them?

Let's Fandango

Movie Theater Popcorn GIF by filmeditorGiphy

"Calling the movie theater or looking in the paper for movie times."


Music Library

"Keeping a binder full of CDs in your car."


"I once left the door on my car unlocked and came back to find my car stereo gone but not my full 100 disc binder. The stereo had completely died 2 weeks prior and I just hadn't gotten around to swapping it out yet. I just laughed."


"My car CDs were stolen in 1998. I’m still pissed."



"Pressing play and record at the same time."


"I don't know why but this one made me feel the saddest. I guess it just snapped me back to a moment when I was bored and had no where I had to be, no where I planned to go. My life's todo list completely empty. Just me and the weird 90's dust that seemed to float around in front of sunny windows."


"Putting tape over the security tab/square so you could record over any tape you had in your collection."


Dial Up

"Telephone booths."


"I had to check for the phone booth that I used the most as a teenager (not in NYC, in the beach town where I spent my summers) and it was still there in the most recent Street View! I'll have to see if it's there now when I go by tomorrow. This was where I checked in with my parents and friends circa 1990 to see what was going on. The arcade was just down the street."


And the White?

yellow pages GIFGiphy

"Yellow Pages."


"I got a phone book in my mailbox the other day. First one in years. It was about the size of a Goosebumps book."


Well those were the days. Weren't they?

People Share Their Craziest 'Everyone Quit In Unison' Experiences
Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash

Everyone has wild stories from their workplace.

But the stories that tend to instantly grab people's attention are those about instances which led people to quit.

Be it low pay, unsafe working conditions, or abusive bosses or managers, hearing what finally led someone to leave a job is always fascinating.

But how about moments where not one person, but multiple people, if not the entire staff, all banded together and left?

Far-fetched as it may seem, there have indeed been occasions where an entire workforce was so over their conditions, that they all gave their notice in unison.

Keep reading...Show less
Americans Break Down The Weirdest Things About Europe
Photo by Christian Lue on Unsplash

There's little more exciting than an American's first visit to Europe.

There is so much to take in between the famous sights, the delicious food, and the vastly different cultures and ways of life.

Most American tourists have no problem jumping into some popular customs and activities, such as afternoon tea in England, or a soothing sauna in Finland.

Other customs and behaviors, however, some Americans usually choose to leave to the locals.

Keep reading...Show less

When a job hunt leads to work that sounds promising, it's easy for those who are unemployed and eager to earn a paycheck to throw themselves into the prospect, blindly.

However, it's important to note that those who are interviewing them for the job should also be asked questions to make sure they actually want to work there.

Keep reading...Show less
People Explain Whether They Support Taxing Churches Or Not

The United States Supreme Court has held that tax exemption for churches is constitutional under the Establishment Clause. Moreover, the Court has found that churches and religious organizations may be subject to a general sales and use tax; however, the Court has not addressed whether government may enact a specific "church tax."

The constitution of a number of countries such as the United States could be and have been interpreted as both supporting and prohibiting the levying of taxes unto churches; prohibiting church tax could separate church and state fiscally, but it could also be favorable treatment by the government.

When you consider that many churches have made unsavory headlines for engaging in political activity anyway, it's no wonder why the separation of church and state—and whether or not churches should be stripped of their tax-exempt status—remains such a hot topic.

Keep reading...Show less