“When I was your age, I walked to school. In the snow. Barefoot. Uphill. Both ways.”
If you’ve uttered this statement (or something similar), you know what it’s like to have to explain to children these days how good they have it today. Even writing that line makes me feel old, but the following video is a hilarious look at a group of kids and their reactions to an old film camera. And by “old film camera,” I mean a circa 1998 Canon Sure Shot 35mm. Not that old…at least not in my book.
The 7 minutes of confusion and hilarity is an episode in a humorous series by TheFineBros titled React. This installment show kids reacting to technology, specifically, the old camera. Most of the kids, around the elementary school age could identify the camera (one thought it was a GoPro), but the utter confusion at the fact that the camera needed, as one child adorably refers it, “photo fluid” (film), sent them into a flurry of bewilderment and wondering why did “things have to be so hard back then?”
Imagine their complete surprise that after they took their selfie, they were not able to see the photo instantly. The look on their faces when it was explained that they would have to actually take the film into a store and wait an hour before seeing the photo is priceless…and will make you feel ancient.
Nevertheless, the video is worth a watch for a good laugh, and maybe to cry a little on the inside. I’m going to submit my AARP application now…right after Wheel of Fortune.