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Being packed into your mom's stationwagon without seat belts with the groceries.

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Grocery store cigarette promotions. Check out the blissful expression of the guy on the right.

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Pick-Up drive-ins at grocery stores

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Store managers who were secretly structural engineers:

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Free give-aways that no one really cared about:

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Soda in ubiqutous glass bottles:

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Wearing animal fur without shame even if you weren't an actual pimp:

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Near me, they just closed a grocery with one of those old-school manager's booths beside the registers where once you would go to cash your checks.
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Your mothers tight snatch Phone Post 3.0
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Jimmy Hoffa? Phone Post 3.0
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quite a few grocery stores around here still do architecture with food products.
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Fixing your own TV set when it went on the fritz. When TVs were tube based (until the late 1970s), when the picture started to go wonky you unscrewed the back, pulled out all the tubes (sticking matching masking tape on the socket and tube so you knew which went where), and hustled down to your local convenience store, department store, or grocery store - these machines were everywhere. You checked each tube, bought a replacement for the one you needed from out of the drawer below the tester, then skedaddled back home, plugged the tubes back in, and watched the last half of "Celebrity Battle of the Stars."

 

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Being packed into your mom's stationwagon without seat belts with the groceries.

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Cool thread Phone Post 3.0
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obvious answer is the bush

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Computer departments with really nerdy guys and girls in miniskirts:

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Crapatacular Holiday Specials

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Ad Executives who knew how to sell a product

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Having the endless amount of time before the Internet was created to make pointless ugly crafts:

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Rampant misuse of apostrophes in signage

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Being packed into your mom's stationwagon without seat belts with the groceries.

THIS. Phone Post
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Precor Skiing Machines

Nautilus Gyms

Incredibly complex Nautilus machines, and having to have a porn-star mustache to use them: