“The absence of digital and social media meant that you couldn’t ease into it. If you were crushing on someone back in the ‘90s, you had to ring their house and ask for them. First, exposing yourself to interrogation by suspicious parents or siblings, including but not limited to torture techniques like ‘hold music’ courtesy Beethoven and the Mario brothers. All this while, the idea of rejection looming large, because face it, you’ve never spoken to them before and they don’t really know you exist.
I once had a dreadfully boring conversation that lasted two hours, it was basically two people trying to be polite and interesting. Acing the former but definitely failing the latter. Hour long conversations were more the exception than the norm and with enough practice most kids back then were great at it!" •
“Pictured here, is my Garfield phone from 1992. All the cool kids had it.” •
- @ruchikaparab , Co-founder @generationmixx •
📷 : @aditya.bobhate •