Kansas December 01, 2015
12 Things People In Kansas Did Before The Internet Took Over Our Lives
Welcome to Only in Kansas. My name is Annie and today I will be taking you on a trip back in time! Are you ready to go way, way back to a time before civilization as we know it? No, I’m not talking about the Mesozoic Era
or Middle Ages; I’m talking 15-20 years ago, before smart phones, computers and the Internet took over our lives. It’s hard to remember a time when:
1. We used maps to figure out where we were going.
True story: During last year's family vacation, we stopped at a gas station for fuel and snacks and confused the heck out of the young cashier when we asked for an atlas... The fact that he had no idea what we were talking about made me feel old.
2. We watched our movies at a theater or rented them from a video store.
Be kind; rewind.
3. We met friends at the Olathe Lanes...
4. ...and skated the night away at Skate City in Merriam.
5. Challenging your friends on Xbox One? Child's play.
Video arcades are where it's at!
6. Believe it or not, we didn't always have "Words with Friends."
Well, actually we did, but it went by a different name.
7. When we enjoyed the great outdoors, we didn't obsess over getting the perfect Instagram picture.
If you look closely, Prairie Spirit Trail State Park doesn't even need a filter.
8. We took long drives through the country.
Just us and our trusty atlas.
9. We managed to meet people without the help of an app.
...no need to swipe right!
10. Whenever we had questions, we consulted one of these.
What is this Google you speak of?
11. We had to call in orders from our native Pizza Hut.
Sometimes, we even had to order in person and wait. : /
12. Finally, we couldn't order our yarn (or anything else) off Amazon, so we had to make special trips just to pick it up.
In all honesty, I'd rather buy from the “2nd Friendliest Yarn Store in the Universe” (Yarns in Salina) any day!
What do you miss most about the PI (pre-Internet) era?