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Texts Between Young Man And Mom Show Young People Have No Clue About Life Before The Internet

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For the most part, computers that connected directly to terminals didn’t exist until the mid-1950s. Over time, technology advanced dramatically, leading to what we all know today as the internet. Currently, more than 4.5 billion people access the internet on any given day. Part of the technological evolution was texting, which first occurred on December 3, 1992. Like online usage, messaging exploded.

Clueless

But here’s the interesting thing. The younger generation, which lives for the internet and text messaging has no idea what life was like before these existed. Often referred to as “Zoomers,” these individuals probably couldn’t survive without the internet and their smartphones.

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A mother and son experience

As the mother of a 21-year-old son, Kathy Torrence, age 52, discovered that he was one of them…a Zoomer. Something unique was about to happen when she received a text from him one day. It read, “How did any of college work before email?” What started as a simple question turned into something quite interesting.

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A bright idea

That message got Kathy to thinking that perhaps she could enlighten him. So, they began a back and forth messaging conversation that quickly turned hysterical. But the best part, they both learned something valuable. Things moved full-speed ahead after she gave him a response.

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He had another question

Her answer prompted him to ask yet another question. Okay, so people had to walk to the classroom door. But what did that entail? Did they have to get up early? Her one-word response kept the conversation going.

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Bulletin board?

Now, the questions were getting more detailed. In reading the text, you can almost sense panic in her son’s messages. To him, it all sounded like a lot of work. And by the way, what in the heck is a bulletin board?

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Lazy or still confused?

After explaining what a bulletin board is, he posed yet another question. Walking? Do you mean all to a different location on campus? That sounds exhausting or perhaps somewhat confusing.

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Feeling a little miffed

By this point, Kathy is stumped that all of this seems so foreign to her son. She did things the old-fashioned way for a long time. So, what’s so hard to understand. But as a good mom, she continues to provide him with answers.

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It’s all crazy

That’s what her son felt about the way things were done before the internet. He understood putting cards on a bulletin board but how in the world was he supposed to get more information? Then Kathy gives him what seems like an easy-to-understand explanation.

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Way too much effort

The funny part of this text exchange is that Kathy’s son couldn’t for the life of him figure out how people lived in pre-internet days. Everything people had to do for school just seemed unnecessary and overwhelming. Kathy was quite amused.

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Gaining insight

But at the same time, she realized just how big the gap was between the younger and older generation. Hopefully, her son learned a few things…like what a bulletin board is…and gained a new appreciation for his mom. As for her, their texts gave her the opportunity to engage and share precious memories.

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Lessons learned

Yes, most people use texting to send short messages. But after seeing this conversation, maybe some will understand that they too have the chance to teach their children or another young person, some values of earlier life. If nothing else, texting could help bridge the age gap and start conversations about even more critical things.

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Lazy People Solutions That Defy Common Sense

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There’s the right way of doing things, and then there’s the wrong way of doing things. But how can a solution be wrong when it’s faster? This is how.

Every day, we go through small internal battles. We argue with ourselves over doing things right or doing things fast. The 40 people ahead all opted to do things fast. And the consequences came even faster as a result!

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It’s as good as new.

If you look closely, you’ll be able to see that some of the column uses new wood. Thanks to this restoration, the roof that the column’s holding up should stay in place for weeks. Warning: Do not play Jenga with this!

 

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For once, the sockets are making the right expression

Drilling metal screws into the plugs? What could possibly go wrong? The weird thing about this one is that it actually took some effort to do something so stupid.

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Looks sturdy

Calm down, there’s some plastic tape. No one could possibly walk over the gap with that tape in place. Right?

 

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Does the Cookie Monster live there?

This is why health and safety laws have to exist. Trash and food should not mix! At least he’s wearing a hairnet.

 

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Who needs one of those fancy red extinguishers?

The beauty of this device is that it’s easy to refill. And you can drink from it too! Why does anyone use normal fire extinguishers?

 

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The company rules said no, but her sneakers said, “Just Do It!”

So this is why sneakers can’t be managers! In reality, this is a company issue. They need to buy bigger stepladders!

 

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Was this builder a pirate in a past life?

That or they were inspired by the whole, “walk the plank,” spirit. They can probably also make amazing card towers. Also, what is that platform/plank thing?

 

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Prevention is better than cure

Why have an emergency when you can just not have an emergency? This is some of the best self help advice out there. That phone should write a motivational book.

 

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Because hauling them up one at a time would take longer

If the wire starts breaking, just grab on to the hook. See. It’s not like there isn’t an emergency plan.

 

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Simply avoid the metal spikes

Yes, that is the only entrance to the building. At least there are two planks. All that pressure on the employer paid off!

 

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They complained that there was no heating in the worksite

It’s ok, the flame was quite far from the wooden studs. Just hope that it doesn’t roll off the ladder. Because that floor is also made of wood.

 

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Always remember the soft landing!

The sign has a point. Slipping and falling hard hurts. So just slip and fall slow and soft from now on!

 

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What’s more dangerous, the fire or the escape route?

If you fall, grab one of those wires. Imagine studying at this college. What are their public safety degrees like?

 

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Watching a scary movie in this seat is not advised

Sure, there’s being lax about health and safety, and then there’s actually setting a deathtrap. This definitely veers into the latter! Someone get that guy a hardhat!

 

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Calm down, it’s a church. Jesus will protect him

Was he trying to fix the roof or trying to reach heaven? With this method, he’ll get there one way or the other. Or maybe that other place with the fire and stuff.

 

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There’s something fishy going on here

On the plus side, that fish can be sold at a discount! And the shoe dirt will give it extra flavor. Yum!

 

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What happens on Craigslist stays on Craigslist

Would you be able to sell this without being consumed by guilt? He lost two fingers. Who knows that the next accident will do?

 

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First thing’s first, don’t panic!

Fixing the door? That takes time. Writing a note? That’s quick!

 

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In a way, he’s literally sleeping on air

And soon, he’ll be sleeping under that air. Does this make you proud to be American? He’s so fearless!

 

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They protect the toes don’t they?

Again, this is one of those lazy solutions that end up taking more effort than doing it properly. Some people are so determined to be lazy that they put in tons of effort. What heroes.

 

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At least they put the cone out to warn them

Seeing that cone will be so reassuring after you’ve broken your leg. Maybe the manager meant that they should put the cone outside of the hole? Hey, they don’t get paid to think sensibly.

 

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This warning could save your life if you didn’t see it

Is this tag made from paper from a tree that fell when no one was around to hear it? Also, why is there a full stop after the word “found”? That’s the real issue here.

 

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They asked him if he had secured the scaffolding.

His response was that he had, “nailed it.” It’s ok. If you look closely, you’ll notice that there’s also a cable tie.

 

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It’s only a 25 foot drop

If you do fall, simply aim for the trash. It looks pretty soft. It must be a joy to work here.

 

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It’s just a thin tile

What makes this tile extra special is that it can also send something all around the world. Will it get past the fire inspector? It would fool me.

 

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The light switch pan is filling up again

Leaky light switches are the worst. And by worst, I mean deadliest. Perhaps a wider pan would fix it?

 

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Source: Reddit – Personalreferencept

Like to or love to?

If only there was a place that we could put things that don’t work. Just think, we could employ people to take these things away. Perhaps we could even reuse parts of these broken things in non-broken things?

 

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Cones to the rescue again

It took a while to put them down. But now that they are down, everyone can get back to work. Who wants to play with the forklift next?

 

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One day, they’ll invent an elevator that doesn’t share its “off” button with a lightswitch

And before anyone complains, they underlined the words “do not.” They like to be extra cautious like that! What’s the longest someone’s been trapped in the elevator here?

 

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Thank you, essential workers!

Imagine if one of them was super valuable. As in, it was a priceless first edition. You’d have to risk collapse to get it out!

 

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Source: Reddit – Techie_Jesus

Whose bright idea was this?

Does anyone else feel like they could get an electric shock from just looking at a picture of it? And tetanus. And splinters.

 

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When you get annoyed at all the people honking

Because, when it lands on the road, it isn’t a problem any more. Fun fact: this truck got pulled over pretty soon. Another fun fact: the driver lost their license.

 

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This is actually pretty ingenious

If the cone were the other way around, it could blow away. Now the hole is basically fixed. And it got fixed in record time!

 

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Daily!

There must have been a lot of dust on that day. That or someone was blatantly disregarding the notice. But who would do that?

 

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So that’s why they were so cheap

Perhaps they shrank in the wash? At least the mice will be warned. And the city saved $3 of taxpayer money.

 

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Is there anything that cones can’t do?

It’s fine. The electrical wire in the water is insulated with rubber. Whoever thought this up is so smart.

 

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The emergency hammer kept on falling off

So of course they cable tied it on. Now it can never come loose. Not even in an emergency.

 

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This is literally a man cave

Bet all the women are jealous that they can’t get man caves now. Sadly, this is just seconds away from being a man cave in. It was fun while it lasted.

 

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Why waste the money on renting a vehicle when you can just buy more straps?

In his defense, he only had to transport them 300 miles. But did he make it before the load squished him? We don’t know.

 

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The worst that will happen is that the plugs will have a bath

Visit this restaurant before it burns down! At least they had the foresight to put a towel under the tank. That made all the difference…

 

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Next time you’re feeling down, just think, at least you weren’t behind any of these dumb disasters!

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10+ People That Had No Idea How Attractive They Were Until They Worked To Improve Themselves

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Sometimes when your health is out of balance you can’t see yourself clearly. When people struggle with something physical, like weight, they can’t always see how beautiful they really are. These people didn’t even realize how attractive they were until they worked on themselves, but now they can celebrate their appearances every day.

These 30 people have powerful stories, and their transformations are absolutely amazing. Their messages are so inspiring.

“I lost 100 lbs, and I feel great.”

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“It took me 2 years and 3 months to get in shape. It sounds like a lot of time, but it was well worth it.”

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“I made true friends, and they helped me to have a more active lifestyle. That’s how I managed to lose weight. Now I can communicate with any person.”

 
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“The difference between these 2 photos is 4 years. And I was even used to not enjoying what I looked like.”

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“Me when I was 19 and 21.”

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“I was depressed because of the way I looked. I didn’t even want to live. But I decided that I was able to change everything, so I started losing weight… I feel great, and I’m enjoying my life!”

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“I didn’t use to be really fat. I had a hard time choosing the right hairstyle.”

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“I used to weigh 60 lb, now I weigh 90, and I keep working on my body.”

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“3 years between these photos. Some people don’t believe that it’s me.”

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“So much has changed in 3 years! Before, I didn’t get out much. I was very shy. Now we live in a time when changing your appearance is very easy.”

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“Just 4 years, and this is what I’ve become (I’m on the right).”

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“I started reading all the time. I read a lot. This is how I started changing psychologically and emotionally… This is how I found the answer for me.”
“I have to admit, I couldn’t lose weight myself for a very, very long time. A really professional doctor helped me a lot.”

“I didn’t do anything special, but I’m not ugly anymore.”

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“I restored what was destroyed by 20 years of McDonald’s and Coke.”

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“15 months later I finally have a chin! Now I’m doing everything I can to maintain my weight.”

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“I lost 100 lb, and I keep working on my body.”

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“The difference is just 4 years. I was a nerd, and now I’m a macho.”

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“The difference between these photos is 25 months. I had always been fat, so I decided that I could lose weight.”

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“My weight was 330 lb when I finally decided to start losing weight… But now I have a new goal — 180 lb. I’ve started my way to it! I wish you luck too.”

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“The difference between these photos is 20 months. I lost weight, and now I’m not shy about the natural structure of my hair.”

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“This is my progress.”

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“Now I am 25, I lost 120 lb, and I work out every day.”

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“This is my boyfriend at the age of 16 and 21. It’s hard to tell that it’s the same person.”

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“A short time ago, I realized that the most important thing is to care about your appearance properly, feel good, and be a confident and interesting person.”
“I felt overwhelmed, but I decided to take one day at a time. I didn’t know if I would live or die. I just knew that I had to focus on the day I was living. I had a ‘lose weight or die trying’ mentality.”

“I knew I owed it to my son to try to break the family tree of obesity. There are so many compromises to being an obese parent: I was simply forfeiting the ability to participate in so many wonderful moments.”

“As the pounds started to come off, I noticed a change, but others didn’t — until the day I appeared outside of my office standing up.”

“My goal is to train and inspire people to show them that the weight loss is possible.”

“My dad pushed me and motivated me to start working out. He would tell me he wanted me to be around for a long time.”

These people have some incredible transformations, and their messages are so motivational.

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50 Cringeworthy Fashion Fails We Can’t Believe People Didn’t Notice

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Not all of us are fashion experts. This is why we try to experiment and mix and match clothes to see if we can look more stylish. Unfortunately, the more we try to look more fashionable, the more we end up failing. The risky fashion choice we make often leaves us looking ridiculous and weird in other people’s eyes.

Fortunately, fashion disasters aren’t always bad. In fact, they can be transformed into little entertainment and also a warning for others to never try to copy them.

Here are the most cringe-worthy fashion fails you need to see this year:

1. Brown logo on white shoes

In theory, putting a brown logo on a white background will make a product look classy. In reality, a brown logo on white shoes just looks like bird poo from afar.

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2. A not-so-comfortable evening dress

This is probably one of the most uncomfortable dresses you’ll see. I don’t think you’ll have a great time wearing this to a party or anywhere.

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3. When you accidentally stepped on something

This is actually a good pair of shoes if you always walk on mud or dirt. You won’t have to worry about cleaning your shoes. Plus, its design can work as camouflage for when you accidentally stepped on your dog’s poo.

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4. Undecided

Will you give up or will you never give up? Well, it’s a good shirt to wear if you still can’t decide. At least, you’re letting other people know where you stand.

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5. The letter “G”

There’s nothing wrong with being gay. However, if you are seriously working on showing support to your team, you might want to find another way to do that.

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6. Wrong idea

For an introvert, you might find this shirt uncomfortable. It’s like whoever designed it clearly doesn’t know what introverts are like.

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7. The crotch

The crotch on these pants doesn’t look like it’s intentionally designed that way. Otherwise, why is it totally misaligned?

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8. Lost

Is this in New York or is this in London? I guess the designer is quite as confused as we are.

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9. Your Saturday sweater

This sweater’s design is actually cute. Just make sure you don’t pull it taut like that or else, Saturday becomes Turd day.

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10. At a candy shop

This is a children’s shirt in a candy shop. It might look harmless but the sexual connotations are quite disturbing.

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11. The irony

The way this shirt is marketed is quite confusing. Should you not iron it because it doesn’t look wrinkly or should you not iron it because it’s designed to look wrinkled?

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12. The saggy bunny ears

There could have been a better spot for those bunny ears. The way they are sagging at those points looks a bit weird.

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13. When you want to look sick

Even if your favorite color is purple, I don’t think you should get these tights. They can make you look like you’re covered in bruises.

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14. No, thanks.

This is probably not the best design to have on your swimsuit. Apart from that it’s a children’s character, the theme creates a different connotation.

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15. A practical jacket?

This jacket’s design is a bit spooky. It’s like something you’d wear if you’re planning to rob a bank or if you’re aiming to look like a snowman.

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16. Is that even a donut?

Without the label, no one would think that it’s a donut. It looks more like someone’s backside.

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17. Buy what?

You’ll have to take a closer look for you to actually understand what this shirt is trying to say. The image at the bottom is a glass and the text is supposed to mean “shot”.

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18. That “part”

The dress would look nicer if the bottom part wasn’t designed that way. It forms something you can only find in men.

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19. Nothing sexual here.

This is a wrestling patch. Despite what it looks like, there’s nothing sexual there.

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20. The popping shoes

These shoes can make it easier and safer for you to walk on smooth surfaces. The only issue is the popping sound they make with each step.

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21. Just spell it

Using images to replace a letter can make a design look extra nice. However, you just have to make sure that the image actually looks like the letter. Otherwise, you’ll end up making something like this one.

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22. Look closely

This shirt is empowering. I’m just hoping that whoever made it counted the fingers before releasing it.

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23. Quite distracting

There are dresses that shouldn’t be worn during formal interviews. This is one of those dresses.

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24. Crappy design

If you ever pooped on yourself by accident, this is the dress that’ll save your day. On a regular day, however, I think it’s best to avoid this dress and this design.

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25. What if you missed the front?

If you are going to issue a warning, it’s best to keep it all in one area. That way, you won’t look like you are actually encouraging a negative behavior like this one.

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26. It’s not what you think.

If you’re going to wear a shirt with beads on, think twice about wearing a jacket over it. You might end up looking like this and it’s awkward.

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27. Hood on or off

This is the type of jacket you wouldn’t want to wear with the hood off. It sends the wrong message if you don’t put the hood on.

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28. Emo?

Back then, this look was a hit among teenagers. Now, it’s something a lot of adults regret and it’s not hard to see why.

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29. Not edgy

This look would have been better if she colored her hair completely. With just a few colored areas, it looked weird and awful. It’s like someone spilled paint on her head.

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30. All black

In theory, wearing black will make you look slimmer and classier. I guess this photo proves that theory wrong.

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31. Those eyes

Wearing a black eyeliner used to be a hit among teenage boys before. It’s a good thing that the phase ended already.

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32. When you can’t decide which hairstyle to wear for the day

This hairstyle is quite confusing. It’s like she can’t decide if she wanted dreadlocks or straight hair. It’s a good thing her hair and shirt match.

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33. The 2000 glam

This photo summarizes the fashion trend of 2000. Those glossy lips, orange glasses, and twisted hair are just on point.

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34. Those eyebrows and lips

It looked like this guy got confused about colors. Pink should go on the lips and black should go on the eyebrows- not

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35. Every single day

Back in 2003, this guy used to leave the house looking like this. It’s a good thing that it’s 2020 now.

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36. In love with bracelets

This 15-year-old had an immense love of pony bead bracelets. He’s nearly filled his entire arm and neck with them.

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37. They thought they were cool.

There are so many things going on with these kids’ styles. From their hairstyles to their jackets and pants, it’s a good thing everything’s over now.

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38. Her formal wear

Believe it or not, this kid wasn’t going to a Madonna concert. This was her outfit for the father-daughter church dance in her area.

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39. Those baggy pants

Almost everyone in the 90s used to wear those baggy pants. They weren’t just cool back then but they’re quite comfortable, too.

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40. Recycled dress

This wasn’t a phase. She just decided that it was a good idea to wear a dress made of trash bags and duct tapes.

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41. White face

This woman has just discovered white face powder. It certainly took her style to a whole new level.

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42. New male fashion

It’s hard to determine what the designer of this shirt is trying to achieve. This new male fashion certainly looks weird.

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43. Would you wear it?

This shirt looks like it has been cut in half and sewn together without checking the alignment of the stripes. Intentional or not, it’s hard to believe that anyone would buy it.

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44. Wrong orientation

Ariana Grande would have been proud of this shirt, if only her face wasn’t printed upside down.

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45. A sweater for kids

Someone didn’t think hard while designing this. It looks more like “hell” instead of “hello”.

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46. The new fashion

These hats prove that in today’s fashion, stains and tears are cool. You won’t have to worry about keeping your hats clean anymore.

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47. This is high fashion.

It’s hard to understand why someone would buy this sweater. It’s even harder to understand why a sweater in this condition would cost nearly a thousand dollars.

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48. Crazy expensive shoes

These shoes seriously looked like they’ve been picked up from the garbage can. You can clearly see hot glue and duct tape on it!

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49. When fashion makes no sense

Sometimes, it’s hard to understand fashion. It can be as confusing as this zipper that has no pocket.

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50. Speechless.

These pants are crazy. They are painful not just in the eyes but in the brain, too.

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