One-Liner Wednesday — Relics

Within the span of a few weeks, I taught one person how to untangle a standard phone cord, and another person asked me, “How do the old phones still work? Don’t they need power?”

Maybe when they’re my age, younger people will ask them what wi-fi was, or if they’re old enough to remember something called a phone charger. They’ll likely experience the same pause, and then realize: why would they know that?





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51 Responses to One-Liner Wednesday — Relics

  1. LOL!! So true. I loved the video and cartoons. Cell phone slot. Bahhhhhahaha!

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  2. loisajay says:

    Oh my–we are the ancient ones, aren’t we?!

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  3. LOL Do you remember phone booths?

    Yeah, and one day photographers will be obsolete too

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  4. Frank Hubeny says:

    That was a funny video about hanging up the phone.

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  5. John Holton says:

    Give them a rotary phone and watch them melt down.

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  6. My new house still has wall outlets for plug-in landlines, but of course, no one uses landlines much anymore, and we only have cell phones. My kids came to visit and had a hard time understanding what those outlets were for. Made me feel even older than usual.

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  7. orbthefirst says:

    Meanwhile, theres a movement to instal fiber optics to the businesses around here to speed up their internet…with the hopes that someday, folks will want to piggyback off that, and theyll be able to access it through their phone wall jacks. (Totally 90s tech, btw.)

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  8. eschudel says:

    Yes, phone booths, film, cassette tapes – I remember when I had to save computer data on a cassette tape…sigh…

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  9. scr4pl80 says:

    That’s kind of sad actually. Untangling phone cords is one of my husband’s “things.” He does it every time he sees a tangled cord no matter where we are. He has a bit of OCD 🙂

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    • joey says:

      I don’t find it sad cause they have no experience with it. I like your husband’s fortitude with phone cords, but then, I’ve got some OCD tendencies as well 🙂

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  10. Bill says:

    In my first car with electric windows, my son and friend killed the battery running windows up and down while playing with electric seats. Flash forward, my grandson points to window rollup handle on door of my ol’ pick-em-up and asks, “What is that for, Opa?” After I explained, “Oh, how cool!” As he rolls the window up and down with the crank handle.

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    • joey says:

      So believable and funny sweet! My kids only rode in minivans until about two years ago when I got my car. They never got to roll down a window in any way, so they were always excited to ride in someone’s car! Especially auntie’s, cause she’d let them zip em up and down over and over!

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    That video is hysterical.

    Oh my goodness, the list for this current generation is going to be very long indeed. I’ve been keeping a list of examples for quite some time. I used to use them in training classes.

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  12. All that video needed was an old time message recorder. The kid would have needed an additional pop to handle that. 🙂


  13. bikerchick57 says:

    Hello grandma! LOL, that’s hilarious. I’m old enough to have used grandma for many, many years. Then again, I have the wisdom to go along with the many, many years. Right?

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  14. prior.. says:

    oh this is fun…..
    I actually was in an older car last week and slipped my phone into some sorta similar pocket.
    Love the grandma one…
    the video was fun, but it felt a little staged. But then not really – did you get that sense.
    But I love how the girl’s shirt is on backwards….

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  15. This car came with a cell phone slot! Hilarious!

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  16. Luanne says:

    I am starting to think old people die from too many changes not because their bodies wear out.

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  17. Ally Bean says:

    I agree with Luanne. Too many small, stupid, annoying, frustrating changes to gadgets and machines will be the death of me. You just wait and see.

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  18. Benson says:

    Beautiful video and cartoons. In defense of the little girl that phone was probably older than her. Her Dad was just setting her up for comic relief.

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  19. marianallen says:

    LOL! Yeah, we used to have a dial phone at church but we had to replace it because none of the kids knew how to work it. Seriously. I mean, babies do play phones instinctively, but when pushing the wrong button could connect you with Timbuktu or, worse, butt-dialing your mother, I guess you get nervous about ‘sperimenting with ‘lectronics.

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    • joey says:

      Good point!
      There’s still a dial-a-story in our library, but fortunately, one just lifts the receiver. No buttons.
      Have I mentioned I receive no replies on your blog, ever? I am clicking the box, but it’s like radio silence. Please know I am not ignoring any replies you send me.


  20. JT Twissel says:

    We still have a land line with a cord – when the power goes out, it still works and doesn’t need to be recharged.

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  21. ghostmmnc says:

    Hard to believe the kids would be confused by some of the things we grew up using. Then again, that’s what they think of us trying to figure out the ‘smart’ phones! haha

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  22. Norm 2.0 says:

    Someone her age may not even know what to do with a CD, but hey vinyl records came back so maybe anything is possible right?
    Hopefully 8-track tape stays dead though.

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  23. Anxious Mom says:

    Oh my lord, that video. My husband has a phone like that for work (works from home), so both of the kids have seen and used it, guess I’ll have to find something else to blow their minds over.

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  24. Amy says:

    I’ll still never forget when Miss Sunshine stumbled upon an unused roll of film in my stuff and asked what it was. lol.

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