20 Weird Things We Could Be Found Doing Before Smart Phones Existed

Without us even realizing it, smartphones have taken over our lives. Most of us can’t go much longer than 10 minutes before we check our phones and if we find ourselves without the device, we can feel more than a little lost. There was a time, however, before smartphones even existed. Amazingly, we managed to function without the electronic devices and in some cases, even thrived. We can’t believe that we actually did these things without smartphones; who knew that the recent past could feel so lost in time?

Watching Gigs Without Being Compelled To Film

Before smartphones took over our lives, we actually watched concerts with our eyes. Now, seeing anything that isn’t framed by a miniature screen just feels wrong, but before, we didn’t even blink an eye at the crisp quality of live images.

Turning Up Late Without Consequences

If you didn’t own a watch, there was virtually no way that you could turn up on time. When we didn’t have constant access to digitally accurate devices, our tardiness was completely out of our control, and could always be excused.


Reading Real Newspapers

The feel of real paper on our skin is something that most of us fail to remember any more. There was a time, however, when we all used to buy real newspapers in order to access the latest news. We shudder at the thought.

Somehow Enduring Awkward Situations

Mornings spent on public transport or in the company of strangers was somehow endured before the arrival of the smartphone. We must have had nerves of steel before because now, looking anywhere other than your phone screen in awkward scenarios just feels wrong.

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