Have you ever almost ripped out all the hairs on your head trying to teach your grandpa how to use one of them newfangled cellular devices? No, grandpa, you push the send button. Not the off button.
But really, you should cut them just a little bit of slack, considering when they were growing up, they had to use actual map books instead of the GPS on their phones. Which also didn't exist yet. Isn't that ridiculous?
"What is that," people from fifty years ago would say, "a storage device for ants? "And we'd look at 5MB and wonder, "What the heck can you store on there?"
You know you're going to drink more than a beer, so you call an Uber to pick you up and take you to your friend's house. Or you locked your keys into your car for the fourteenth time and need to get to work, so you call a Lyft.
This is a perfectly normal thing and completely accepted into our everyday lingo. Tell someone that you're going to call a Lyft fifty years ago and they'd ask you if you're feeling okay. And then they'd probably call the police when they saw you hop in the car with a random stranger.
"Hold on a right second there, Bob. Don't take a bite of that pie yet. Let met just pull out my big ol' hulking camera and take a photograph of it, okay? I brought it in its nice, enormous case just so I can capture the pecans on our dessert perfectly. Oh, the lighting's kind of dim. Looks like we can just go ahead and eat it."
Now, if you didn't take a picture of your food, did you even eat it at all?
At one point in time, it was perfectly acceptable to work in a hospital and chain smoke. Like, the place where sick people and babies were hanging out. It took them a while to figure out smoking was bad for you, probably after the sick people and babies started to complain.
Yeah, you technically could mount this TV on a wall. And then watch it fall of and rip a big hole in your house. Yes, there was a time when flat screen TVs didn't exist, and the televisions were the things that were 3D, not the movie we were watching.
Fifty years ago, it was pretty much only sailors and criminals who had tattoos. That anchor tattoo you're thinking of getting on your wrist would have been pretty taboo. And girls having tattoos? Heavens no.
Fifty years ago, you sat down once a week to watch your favorite show. Or maybe once nightly, if your favorite show was a gameshow. There was no "watching ten episodes of one show in two days." Maybe this was a healthier time. We'd still take being able to watch all of Stranger Things in a day, though.
You hold your phone up to your face and another person can see your face, and you see the other person's face. What's so complicated about that? Fifty years ago, they would have taken you to a mental institution.
Here comes the check. You're all going to dole out your cash in specifically the right amount, all divided up evenly and not even have trouble with math or trying to figure out the tip...if you were on a different planet where everything was sunshine and rainbows. Maybe that used to happen, but now we have Venmo.
You really barely charged things up back then, considering cell phones hadn't been invented yet. So when you were given a cigarette, you were expected to smoke it. Not plug it into the nearest outlet and wait for it to charge.