A recent conversation with a co-worker ended with him calling me “ma’am”.
I mean, am I really THAT old that I constitute being labeled as ma’am? I think not!
That got me thinking that it’s not just my old soul that has me feeling ancient.
Maybe I’m just going through a quarter life crisis. Is that even a thing?!
Ten things from the past that make me feel old.
This toy was HOT years back. So hot, that my parents stood on line for hours to get me one.
Try explaining that to your Cuban in laws without feeling like an aged immortal!
2. Cell Phones
I didn’t have internet on my phone until I was 22.
In fact, I didn’t even have a cell until I was 16 and it was a pre-paid virgin mobile flip phone!
3. Baby Cousin
We’re all around the same age except for my baby cousin who’s 14 years younger than me.
I still introduce her as my baby cousin, but she’s a whopping TWELVE years old now. Smh…
4. Dial Up
I grew up with a dial up internet connection on my desktop computer with AOL.
Ask a teen about “You’ve Got Mail” or the dial up sounds while connecting to the internet. Exactly.
5. Snap Chat
A young co-worker asked me for my “Snap” and I had NO idea what this was.
I mean, for the love of God, who actually needs ANOTHER means of social media on their phone?!
6. Lamb Chop
I got a crooked, confused look from my Mushy’s YOUNG assistant teacher when referencing Lamb Chop.
Keep this on R&W, but I might just still have my Lamb Chop pillow hidden in my room. Hah!
7. Aaron Carter
I attended a meet & greet Aaron Carter concert in order to meet my childhood idol.
He’s now an old drug addict that couldn’t even perform a whole show let alone “meet” you after.
8. Real World & Road Rules Challenges
This defined my high school TV schedule. Well, that and The Osbournes.
Does anyone even really know what these shows were about anymore?!
9. Name Plates
All the cool girls in school had gold nameplates to rock. I, sadly, did not.
Try explaining the twinge of jealously I feel to this day when I see one without looking old!
10. Keenen & Kel
This duo STILL makes me laugh harder than any comedian that ever was on TV.
From Pier Es’cargo to Good Burger all the way to The Headless Knight, they invented LOL.
What things from the past make you feel old?