20 Everyday Tasks that Nobody Does Anymore

When I read this list on USA Today, it brought back lots of memories! I’m sure you can add to the list…

  1. Memorize a phone number
  2. Use a phone book to find a company to do work around your house
  3. Sell your car with a cardboard sign stuck on the windshield
  4. Figure out math in your head
  5. Call and ask a family member “Where are you?”
  6. Tell time by hands on a clock
  7. Make photo albums
  8. Have a CD or record collection
  9. Make mixtapes
  10. Call a theater to get movie times
  11. Record your favorite TV programs on tape
  12. Watch shows when they are broadcast live
  13. Run to the store for a last-minute gift
  14. Cut articles out of the newspaper
  15. Send a handwritten letter
  16. Look up the spelling of words in a dictionary (book)
  17. Use a phone booth to make a call
  18. Carry cash
  19. Use a travel agent
  20. Get your cancelled checks back from the bank every month

2 Comments

  1. Hey there – how fun! There are several things on the list that I actually still do – at least sometime. I usually carry a little bit of cash – especially if I know I’m going to something like a Farmers Market, etc. – and we do watch some things live – usually football games!

    On the other hand, I don’t use printed maps to figure out how to get to some place!

    *See you soon! Pat*

    On Fri, Jun 14, 2019 at 12:54 PM Author Leah Busboom wrote:

    > Leah Busboom posted: ” When I read this list on USA Today, it brought back > lots of memories! I’m sure you can add to the list… Memorize a phone > numberUse a phone book to find a company to do work around your houseSell > your car with a cardboard sign stuck on the windshield” >

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    1. I agree! Several of these I still do, too! Carl’s mom cuts lots of articles from the newspaper – she’s always sending them to us. Carl does math in his head.
      We are looking forward to seeing you in July!

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