Do you remember life before Google?

Life before Google

Life before Google

Life before Google…

  • You carried a dictionary and thesaurus in your schoolbag
  • You had pen pals and bought fancy writing paper for your letters
  • You used to hold the AA route planner print-out on your steering wheel as you tried to drive
  • You actually had to leave the house to buy your Christmas presents
  • And your groceries
  • Encyclopedias were actually read
  • You would keep the negatives of your holiday photos – just in case you lost the prints
  • You had to look interested in your nails when your mate/date popped to the toilet
  • You had to have awkward conversations on your parents’ landline with potential dates
  • You would send out party invitations in the post
  • You visited HMV every Saturday
  • You found jobs in your local paper
  • You’d spend half of your life listening to ‘on hold’ music on the phone as you tried to book trains, concerts, holidays…
  • You owned a cheque book
  • You took at least five paperbacks on holiday
  • Hours would be spent getting to the next level on Tetris


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8 Comment

  1. motherhoodtherealdeal
    July 17, 2015 at 12:15 pm

    I can’t help thinking that life before Google was ignorance…which was bliss. We know too much! Although the convenience side is absolutely amazing no doubt! #TheList

    1. Mum in Brum
      July 18, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      So true – there were actually people who ‘knew things’ too – the ones that would be your ‘phone a friend.’ Imagine x

      1. motherhoodtherealdeal
        July 18, 2015 at 12:41 pm

        And now who even uses their phone to actually….phone!?! x

  2. MA Consultancy / WelshBiz
    July 18, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Reblogged this on UK Business and Sports News.

    July 19, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    Ha haa so accurate! Oh I remember those awkward phone calls πŸ™‚ Mim x #thelist

    1. Mum in Brum
      July 20, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      Glad you enjoyed it! x

  4. You Baby Me Mummy
    July 20, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Ahhh so many blasts from the pasts! HMV and printed route planners, those were the days! Thanks for linking up with #TheList x

  5. travelingchristie
    July 29, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Oh I just love this post its incredible how much we rely on it now isn’t it? And driving with the AA map I remember it well ha ha x

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