Last week, we took to our Facebook page and asked listeners to name something from their childhood that kids these days just wouldn’t understand. Since we received a ton of feedback and some genuinely great responses, we decided to comb through the hundreds and hundreds of comments and post our favourites below. As always, we’d like to thank everyone for your replies. You guys and gals are the best!!!
"Waiting by the radio for our favorite song to come on so we can click record! I still have my mixtapes lol and my shock wave lol."
"The utter frustration of a radio host talking over the beginning or end of a song when you’re trying to make a mixtape off the radio."
"A big key to adjust the roller skates you put onto your shoes, that fit and we’re shared by your older brother, sister, and you."
"Go outside and play for hours when the street light comes on it’s time to go home we did not need our mom to come to get us. Lol, we just know when you go in."
"Not having every movie, or tv show, or music video available 24/7. I used to wait hours for much music to play my favorite music video. Now with YouTube, Netflix, there’s no anticipation left for anyone."
"Floppy disk, walkman, dialup internet."
"Collect calling your parents to let them know you need to be picked up."
"Rotary phone, rabbit ears with aluminum foil, walking 5 feet across shag carpeting to change the channel only to get a shock from the carpet."
Cheryle Godon Saurwein
"The pencil and an unraveled cassette tape."
"Roller skates you slip on with your shoes and had a key to tighten them and kept the key around your neck with a string! My first typewriter with an erasable band( no more liquid paper needed)."
"Telling my kids that late at night the tv channels would stop for the night, blew their minds."
"Cassettes and making a mixtape off the radio."
Tiziana De Spirito Talarico
"Getting up to change the channel on a black and white floor model TV with only 4 Canadian channels 2, 6, 10, and 12."
"When the street lights came on it was time to go home!"
"Playing outside for starters! No computers, video games, or cell phones."
"Manually rolling down the car window."
"Rewinding a VHS tape."
Sandro Di Girolamo
"Playing a 33rpm or 45 rpm record at the wrong speed."
Chantal Van Uytfanck
"The tv remote on a wire. A little brown box to change your channels."
"Recording my favourite music videos from MuchMusic on VCR tapes."
"Waiting to get our photos developed."
"Flipping the record over to hear the rest of the album. And for that matter, listening to an entire album."
"My daughters and I recently started watching Grey’s Anatomy from the beginning on Netflix...they had no idea what a pager was and I had to explain it to them."
"Slap bracelets, sip sacs, cassette tapes, cassette walkman with no rewind button, oh and here's a good one Q92."
"I’m younger but they’ll never know what it feels like (that excitement) to go to a blockbuster video store to chose a movie for the night now that Netflix and all those services exist."
"Brushing your teeth during commercials and hearing your sibling yell IT'S BACK ON."
"Getting off the internet so that my mom could use the phone."
"Having to take the phone handle off the hook so you don't get calls. Dial-up internet!"
"The city phone book for residential numbers and the yellow pages for businesses delivered to your door every year. "