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22-11-2020, 02:20   #511
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So do you prefer Choc Ice or Dracula Pop?
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Hard hitting public safety ads

Your harmless family pet dog turns into a bloodthirsty cutthroat at night and kills sheep. Do you know where your dog was last night??

Grandad falling into the river and drowning

Young lad getting zapped to oblivion for climbing on ESB equipment.

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The nun shouting "Boh!" in the kids ear!

Are you deaf, child? You are now!!
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Are there any more men carrying coal in horse drawn wagons? That was still a thing in the year of our Lard nineteen hundred and eighty seven.
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So do you prefer Choc Ice or Dracula Pop?
I think it was called the count
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22-11-2020, 07:05   #515
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Being absolutely fcuking horrified when the price of a bag of Tayto went from 4p to 7p.
Being able to combine our two 1p bus fares when my brother and I managed to skip our bus fares to buy a packet of crisps in the tuck shop on arrival at school. But not Tayto, they were 3p each.
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Hard hitting public safety ads

Your harmless family pet dog turns into a bloodthirsty cutthroat at night and kills sheep. Do you know where your dog was last night??

Grandad falling into the river and drowning

Young lad getting zapped to oblivion for climbing on ESB equipment.

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"Wheres Grandad?"
"So you're off to school on your bike"
"John did ya put the cat out?"
"Kids, wouldn't ya die if anything happened them?"
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The mystery of picking up the phone and having no idea who was going to be on the other end!

Caller ID didn't widely exist until the mid to late 1990s, and initially in Ireland was only between GSM mobiles and on ISDN.
It didn't come to all Telecom Eireann analogue landlines until 1998.
I still don’t have caller ID on my landline. Makes no odds, have no issue with answering phone. Same with private numbers on mobile. Can’t understand the fear.
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Postal orders.
Cheque books.
Cash will be next to go the way of the cheque book. I haven't had a cheque book since around 2008. Don't think I've actually had a banknote in 2020.
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I still don’t have caller ID on my landline. Makes no odds, have no issue with answering phone. Same with private numbers on mobile. Can’t understand the fear.
Found the poster who isn't behind on their debts
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Cash will be next to go the way of the cheque book. I haven't had a cheque book since around 2008. Don't think I've actually had a banknote in 2020.
Wrote a few cheques in last 12 months. Three related to school activities for my children. And one for a new boiler.
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The speaking clock, this was a telephone service where you could phone a number and an automated voice would say something like "at the next beep the time will be 9h30 and 30 seconds... It may seem stupid nowadays to ring a phone number to get a precise time but in the pre-digital era it was a commonly used service.

Wake-up calls, again this was a telephone service where you phoned a number and booked an alarm call. I think you booked the call with a real person but the alarm call was automated however go back far enough and it was manual too. This was a service I used a lot back in the day. I was paranoid about missing flights or important meetings so in addition to setting the old analogue alarm clock, I'd book a wake-up call.
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The English. In my day they were everywhere. We had to doff our cap and pay a shilling for the privilege.
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As a child, being sent to the shop by your grandparents with a note:

"Please supply with 40 silk cut purple".
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Being forced out the door to mass. Being interrogated as to what the readings were on your return to make sure you actually went. This was done to adult children home at the weekend.
Used to go to the video arcade (that's something that probably belongs in this thread) during Mass but I think my mother was suspicious and I'd get the interrogation. We lived in the country and the only time I could easily go to the arcade was at lunchtime on school days, so the temptation to play a few games on a Sunday was too great.
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