Comedian's song about life in the 90s has Gen X giggling with nostalgia
Ah, the good old days, when you had to choose between the phone or the internet.
Those of us who remember life before the internet love nothing more than to share "back in my day" stories with today's youngsters who've never had to try to get somewhere without GPS. When we tell our kids about dial-up internet, they look at us the same bewildered way we looked at our parents when they talked about party lines. So much fun.
Sammy J sang "You'll Never Know What It's Like" at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and had the audience giggling along with recollections of life in the 90s. Driving around in the car with a big book of maps? Check. Making a collect call to tell your mom to pick you up but avoiding the collect call charges by telling her where you were instead of saying your name? Check. Agonizing over whether to take a photo because you only have 24 shots in your disposable camera? Check.
Younger generations will never know what it was like to live so primitively, it's true. But Gen X does, and this song is like taking a cold plunge into a pool of nostalgia.
People loved the musical trip to the past.
"Thank you for taking me down memory lane! It was a blast " wrote one commenter.
But some couldn't agree on whether young people have it better today or had it better in the 90s.
"All true! If only our teenagers knew who good they have it!" wrote one person.
"Life was so so good in the 90’s I feel lucky it didn’t have to grow up in this era ," shared another.
"God I miss the 90s!" wrote another. "Both my daughters always say they wish they grew up in the 90s bc it seemed so much fun and it was!!"
Kids today really will never know what those days were like, but that's okay. They'll be singing their own "back in my day" songs someday and marvel at how much has changed since they were young.