It's hard not to miss the '90s. Not only was it the decade of our youth, but it gave us just so many incredible gifts that keep on giving. But time stops for no one, and it's getting harder and harder to ignore just how much time has passed since we've been able to party like it's 1999.
While it seems like just about everything from the '90s has been making a comeback recently, there are some things that seemed perfectly reasonable back then that would never fly today.
1. Kids running around unsupervised
So many of us were "latchkey kids," and our parents made it clear that they didn't want us just hanging around the house until dinner time. Now people are calling the authorities over kids playing unsupervised in their own backyards.
While people were starting to acknowledge that smoking everywhere, all the time probably wasn't the best idea, society hadn't really started cracking down on it yet.
3. Being unreachable
Back when the only real phone option was a landline, if someone didn't answer your calls then you just figured they were out of the house and went on with your life. Now, between cell phones, texting, and messaging apps, if no one can get a hold of you, you're either being super suspicious or probably dead.
4. Just showing up at someone's house
Showing up at someone's house completely unannounced used to seem totally reasonable, it was the most direct way to see if they were home and what they were up to. Not only is it considered super rude now, but if you don't call ahead they probably won't even answer the door.
5. Dangerous toys
When it came to our toys, safety was just something that would ruin the fun. Today if you gave a kid half the toys we loved you'd probably get arrested for child endangerment.
6. Throwing/pushing people into pools
Don't get me wrong, it was always kind of a dick move, but now that pretty much everyone has an $800+ computer in their pocket this harmless "prank" just became really expensive.
7. Assuming that plans you made days ago are still happening
Before cellphones let us get in touch with literally anyone in seconds, cancelling last minute was super inconvenient for everyone involved. Now if you plan something more than a day in advance, you'd better send a quick text the day-of to make sure nobody's changed their minds again.
8. Offensive humor and jokes
There are a lot of things we used to say or joke about that now you just....can't.
That's not the only thing we used to do that now has us cringing....