What’s something that newer generations will never understand?

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Meeting up with a friend at the movies and having no way to communicate once you’ve left the house—your friend doesn’t show: is he coming? Should I continue to wait, standing at the precise spot we agreed on? Has he died? Did he forget? I’ll call home using a pay phone and hope my mom is there to tell me whether he left a message on the answering machine.


Parents not knowing where their kids are and trusting them not to get into trouble.


Having to buy the entire album to get one song you liked or wait for it to come on the radio and record it. Missing any part of the song was unacceptable and you had to wait until it was played again.


Taking pictures, then waiting for them to be developed to see if they turned out okay.


Having a 3 ring binder of CD’s for road trips.