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Stuff People Thought Was Normalized In The 80s That Wouldn’t Fly Now

Stuff People Thought Was Normalized In The 80s That Wouldn't Fly Now

With each generation comes new ways of doing things—and criticism for how things were done in the past. Growing up in the 80s was fun, but there were a lot of really questionable things going on. For one? Car safety? How many of you guys remember just piling into someone’s car, sitting on laps, no seatbelts? And the smoking. Smoking in the bathroom, smoking in the restaurant, smoking in the grocery store. I definitely don’t miss smelling like an ashtray every time I want to go out.

On Reddit, folks are sharing their memories of the ’80s and early ’90s—specifically, what was acceptable or normalized during that time but is completely unacceptable now. 

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“Smoking in high school. We were allowed to smoke out back of nearly every exit. When it was too cold or raining, we were allowed to use the loading docks. And they let us paint an entire wall in one of the cafeterias with album covers. 30+ years later, the artwork remains!” — 

“Normal” Stuff From The ’80s And ’90s That Wouldn’t Fly Today (20 Stories)

With each generation comes new ways of doing things-and criticism for how things were done in the past. Growing up in the 80s was fun, but there were a lot of really questionable things going on. For one? Car safety? How many of you guys remember just piling into someone’s car, sitting on laps, no seatbelts?



Stuff People Thought Was Normalized In The 80s That Wouldn’t Fly Now

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