There are many things that we bid farewell to in the millennial, including box set TVs, Backstreet Boys and clogs (despite Kate Moss’ attempts to revive the fashion last year) While a move forward is usually a good thing, there are many things that I miss from my childhood. Being a 1989 baby, I am going to be 24 this year – wow that IS a big number. There are many times when I am speaking to my younger siblings and they do not understand what I am referring to. The perfect example of this being the cassette and pencil relationship.
Looking through my old stuff, I found many old music cassettes – from Spice Girls to Aqua, I even had a few ordered specially that had specific songs that I picked. Some of the cassettes were in their tiny little cases, whereas some were sitting at the end of the box – covered in their own tape. One of my siblings (baby of the Millennial) proposed a solution: lets cut it out.
Bring a pencil. That is what I said – to be stared at with a look at suggested that I had gone mad.
Well, the trick is pretty simple and I am sure that everyone who was born before 1998 must know it -or so I hope. To his confusion and amusement, I managed to reel back all the tape into the cassette by using the pencil. Not only this, but the tape was has a cut at one point which was quickly fixed by using nail polish to glue them back. Once I completed my 90’s trick, I managed to get an impressed look from my brother – something that is not easily achieved as the elder sister!
To this end, I suggest that clubs, bars, hotels and even concerts have the simple test conducted at the ticket/entrance in order to identify who is underage and who isn’t. It suffices as the perfect age test! Not only this, but there are several other proposals that I came up with to test those who try to come off as 18, but really they were born in 1998:
- Play ‘Wannabe’ by Spice Girls and ask them to name each of the spice girls
- Ask them to do the macarena (the Gangnam Style of the 90’s)
- Say “In west Philadelphia born and raised…” and wait for them to complete it
- Ask them the ultimate question: What is a walkman?
Now if they pass these 5 tests – then they probably deserve to attend whatever it is that they want to sneak into!
Are there any things that you miss from the 90’s?