For any 20-something, playing with tazos, watching ‘Small Wonder’, buying video casettes or helping Mario save his princess is part of the distant past. Those simple pleasures have been replaced with apps, streaming platforms and VR. But it doesn’t take long for nostalgia to strike and the reminiscing of a cherished childhood to be triggered.
Sometimes, all that is required is listening to an old Bollywood song or even the iconic theme of Doordarshan! Any rumour, show or image opens the floodgates and takes us back to the 90s. And the realisation that we’re OLD hits us like a ton of bricks.
If you too are of the 90s generation, you’ve got to see this new Twitter thread with the hashtag #YouAreOfficiallyOldIf. It has all the staples of that era right from Scooby Dooby Doo, The Flinstones, Nataraj pencils, rotary dial-up telephones and marbles!
— Just John (@BobFrantic) August 22, 2019
— Saya Kimura (@saya_kimura) August 22, 2019
#YouAreOfficiallyOldIf You still buy envelopes, stamps and use checks.
— Rachel July (@RachelJuly16) August 22, 2019
— Santu (@santumisra) August 22, 2019
— mellow yellow (@sonakshinakshi) August 23, 2019
— Curtiesha Colbert ♏ (@Curtiesha) August 22, 2019
— Sean Wasson (@SeanWasson) August 22, 2019
People also poked fun at themselves (and their old age) with this trending hashtag. The jokes and memes about weak bones and back aches were aplenty on Twitter.
#YouAreOfficiallyOldIf you involuntarily make a noise every time you stand up
— Chris O'Brien (@bigdweeb) August 22, 2019
It takes 10 seconds to scroll to your birth date on a drop down menu. #YouAreOfficiallyOldIf
— David E (@DaSkrambledEgg) August 22, 2019
— Bryon Cope (@CopeBryon) August 23, 2019
— A. (@mightyysmiter) August 23, 2019
#YouAreOfficiallyOldIf you prefer to eat dinner at 4pm.
— Billie (@Billie_Jean00) August 22, 2019
— Evan Jager (@EJager314) August 22, 2019
— Kari (@downstimes) August 22, 2019
— Yash Gupta (@x_panda_ble) August 23, 2019
— विशाल એરાન (@Na_llayak) August 23, 2019
Didn’t scrolling through this thread make you want to look for episodes of ‘I Dream of Jeannie’ or ‘The Jetsons’ online? Tell us which one of these is your favourite childhood memory.