If you were born between 1985 and today, there is a good chance you never learned how to read an analog clock. (You know, the round thing with hands?)
It used to be taught in schools, but these days, schools have bigger fish to fry, and analog clocks are slowly becoming a thing of the past.
But Jimmy Kimmel, ever out to show that people have really lost their marbles in this day and age, stopped young people on the street to try and make them read analog clocks.
The results were disastrous.
Can Young People Read a Clock? youtu.be
Only one person got remotely close.
Twitter is one giant sad face reaction.
@jimmykimmel These people are voting— P Gosai (@P Gosai)1559134645.0
@jimmykimmel Ugg this makes me sad— Miss Wendy🥌 (@Miss Wendy🥌)1559133414.0
@jimmykimmel NOPE THEY CAN'T WRITE IN CURSIVE EITHER!— Chris (@Chris)1559134571.0
@jimmykimmel Just too sad! https://t.co/EJF9yMwUW9— ~ Jessica Span ~ (@~ Jessica Span ~)1559134707.0
@jimmykimmel @presentingrich_ Not. Good.— AKM (@AKM)1559138373.0
One of the young women said her teachers at University of Texas, Arlington, would be so disappointed that she hadn't read a clock like that since elementary school.
@jimmykimmel https://t.co/VDSoj60hJu— luke mccluskie (@luke mccluskie)1559134075.0
@jimmykimmel Holy moly! It's a world phenomenon! Here in Brazil, it's the same thing!— Tatiana Koerich Rondon (@Tatiana Koerich Rondon)1559134028.0
@jimmykimmel Nice to start the day with a laugh— Debby500 (@Debby500)1559133728.0
@jimmykimmel Are you kidding me?— 𝐖𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐲 🍥 (@𝐖𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐲 🍥)1559133865.0
@jimmykimmel How to feel old https://t.co/UQfnZyCvpy— Rolzz (@Rolzz)1559133595.0
@jimmykimmel Amazing people can’t read an analog clock— Jayson (@Jayson)1559134404.0
Basic curriculum no longer includes teaching kids how to read analog clocks, leaving it up to parents.
@jimmykimmel “Am or pm?” https://t.co/WbqL9N50KY— Sheema (@Sheema)1559140950.0
@jimmykimmel This is what our world has come to... #WednesdayThought Do better. Be better— Rocque.Joshua (@Rocque.Joshua)1559139901.0
@jimmykimmel Y’all edit out those of us who can read clocks. This is coming from the same generation that needs h… https://t.co/UOdMii3mH1— Lauren💋 (@Lauren💋)1559133735.0
@jimmykimmel It’s not state standard, but it is still taught. In any case, parents should step up to the plate and… https://t.co/W9kJD8zpQS— mw (@mw)1559140996.0
@jimmykimmel This is very sad.— Jim Cure (@Jim Cure)1559141835.0
The simple fact is, time has left analog clocks behind.
Frankly, with so much digital technology at our disposal, it's no longer important to be able to read analog clocks. Most everything is centralized on our phones, including alarms, kitchen timers, and anything else we may used analog for in the past
Onward and upward!