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17 year old teenagers baffled by rotary phone

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posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:08 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: toms54
That's not the point. These things used to be common knowledge.


So was using piss to wash your clothes, what's the point?


Sounds like laundry wasn't common knowledge wherever you grew up.




posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:09 AM
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a reply to: toms54


Excellent video. Funny. So put a 12" ruler on a table and see what happens. It can be either English or Metric. Same goes for Cooking. Hint hint ding ding. Maybe that's why no one wants to cook because this country is now at the 6th grade readable English level throughout the population and who can measure and do the math in using measuring cups and utensils. How about screwing in a light bulb. Do they know how to wipe and I am not talkin a hard drive?



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:11 AM
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originally posted by: toms54
Sounds like laundry wasn't common knowledge wherever you grew up.


Sounds like Mr. Erhmagerd Muh Technology has no idea how people washed their clothes before lye soap was invented.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:12 AM
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originally posted by: DrumsRfun
a reply to: AugustusMasonicus




So was using piss to wash your clothes, what's the point?


I made that thread!!


www.abovetopsecret.com...


Good grief! I'm definitely talking to the wrong crowd. Feels like I'm getting in over my head in this discussion.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:13 AM
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originally posted by: gallop
Is it old people? I seethe when I see old people already. They're so old, and use those rotary phones and stuff... Grrr



Exactly, I want to push them down so their hips land on their rotary phones.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:13 AM
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a reply to: toms54

I hear this one all the time, it's akin to a left/right political talking point.

This is one of those things though, like the BS you get in politics, they just get bandied around and everyone thinks it's true, but when you honestly look, without having your mind already made up, how true actually is it?
My 17 year old nephew is incredibly smart, and not just in maths, he doesn't just grab a calculator, but he is not some special talent either, he's a regular kid, and I believe he's pretty representative of our younger generation.

I think this is a case of, ''everything was better in my day, we were smarter and now we are doomed because of the young ones'' .... said by every damn generation since Abraham ... yet here we are!



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:15 AM
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originally posted by: toms54
Good grief! I'm definitely talking to the wrong crowd. Feels like I'm getting in over my head in this discussion.


Maybe you'll see the pointlessness of railing about people not knowing how to use antiques.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:19 AM
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a reply to: Waterglass



The Millennial's want us to recycle


Yes,while they drink out of a plastic bottle that ends up in the ocean,as they hand out leaflets about being kind to the environment, that end up littering the ground and need to be recycled.

I'd like to recycle millennials into people with a clue.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:21 AM
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originally posted by: Waterglass
a reply to: toms54


Excellent video. Funny. So put a 12" ruler on a table and see what happens. It can be either English or Metric. Same goes for Cooking. Hint hint ding ding. Maybe that's why no one wants to cook because this country is now at the 6th grade readable English level throughout the population and who can measure and do the math in using measuring cups and utensils. How about screwing in a light bulb. Do they know how to wipe and I am not talkin a hard drive?


Last Thanksgiving I saw the kids struggle with how to open a can with a can opener. They couldn't do it. No cranberry sauce that day.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:23 AM
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Yeah, it's funny to see people with machines they have never seen before.

Kinda reminds me of my parents trying to understand their first vcr.....
The clock was always flashing 12:00....

I'm not sure my dad every did understand how a cell phone could call another cell phone thousands of miles away... uh, dad, it's just calling that tower over there.......crickets.....
And he was a damn smart man.

As a side note, those kids would understand that rotary phone with 5 minutes of instruction.
Could we say the same about a 70 year old learning internet banking?
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posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:34 AM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Hey, leave the oldies alone. I live in the South. You kidding me? These people have issues just driving a car




posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 09:51 AM
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Hurrhurr, look, the kids can't use those slow, unnecessary things that we rendered obsolete 20 years before they were born.

My 7 year old thinks more logically than this.

They're light years ahead of us. They're coding in primary. They're learning robotics and computer science before we knew what that dial even did.

Behave, grandad.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 10:00 AM
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a reply to: SlowNail

Don't make me come over there and hit you with my buggy whip!



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 10:03 AM
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a reply to: SlowNail

Kids today are not light years ahead of anyone.
One big EMP and they would be right back in the stone age.
No more Google or you tube to tell them what to do.

The fact is that skill sets have changed, not smarter, not better, just different.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 10:23 AM
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a reply to: toms54

I recall when going to a recycled goods store with my sister, there was a teen boy sitting on the floor in front of an old manual typewriter and he looked up at me and asked me if I knew how to work it. I said "I do and I'll show you", all he did not know what to do was to manually push the platen back to the left to start typing on a new line. I was a little taken aback that he could not figure that out for himself, but there you have it.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: toms54

i cannot figure that vid out :

are they actually so retarded - that they cannot understand ?

or just playing dumb and acting for the video ?



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 10:46 AM
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posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 12:24 PM
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Wow, that video makes me feel old...


How about changing TV channels with a dial or not having a remote? Our parents used us as the TV remote control.

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posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 12:46 PM
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I still have a sweet old rotary that works. So the tech isn't outdated, these lines are still analogue and mine recognizes the click


Talking to my sister on the old phone in my hair curlers and dressing gown, painting my toe nails whilst we natter for an hour about kids, work, Kathy the Tart neighbor's latest beau and Duran Duran, is actually more relaxing than a Yoga Class.



posted on Jan, 11 2019 @ 06:52 PM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: gallop
This is why I live in a civilised country, thank you very much !


Hey, if you enjoy having the Dingle be your favorite berry more power to you. I prefer the Straw or the Rasp.


I almost got it, but then I didn't. I eat lemons like they're apples. berries are for people with smaller lip circumference.

Are you coming on to me?







 
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