Huong Ngo

By Huong Ngo

LifeBuzz Staff

17 Things From 1990s That Should Stay Forgotten Forever.

If you didn't live through the 90's, you missed out on some of the best and the worst things to happen to our society. The 90's was a time of grunge, pop bands, and the beginning of the Internet. Unfortunately, much like things from the 80's and 70's, some things are just better left in the past.

The greatest thing about our world is that it's always progressing and evolving. And in the generation we live in today, it's easy to be nostalgic and daydream about what society used to be — before all the cellphones and free wifi.

So if you're feeling nostalgic, take a stroll down memory lane with us as we remember things that were socially acceptable back then that definitely aren't today.

#1. Memorizing your friends' phone numbers.

Back then it was very necessary to memorize phone numbers as all we had were land line home phones. There was no smartphone that kept our contacts saved and organized. Today if you memorize someone's number, it's kind of creepy.

#2. Recording your favorite songs onto cassette tapes.

Remember when you had to wait for your favorite song to come onto the radio just so you could record it onto a cassette tape? Cassette tapes back then were the equivalent to our MP3s now, just a lot lower quality.

#3. Surprising people by pushing them into pools.

Pushing people into pools back then was fun and funny as no cellphones were involved. Today if you get pushed into a pool with a cellphone in your pocket, it's going to not only cost you $500 but also might ruin a friendship.

#4. Chaining your wallet to your pants.

Back then chaining your wallet was a fashion statement. It's not really considered stylish in any form today. It is however a practical way of keeping your wallet from randomly falling out of your pocket.

Chaining your wallet to your pants.

#5. Knocking on someone's door unannounced.

In the 90's, it was normal to knock on someone's door unexpectedly to check if they're home or not. Today, that's just weird. The normal thing to do is call or text.

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