Things that are getting smaller as we get older...

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Things that are getting smaller as we get older...

Post by TheDude18 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:41 am

Ive noticed that as I'm getting older verious things seem to be getting smaller. Add your own to the following examples.(no,not rude ones)

Mars/Curly wurly.

A mars a day used to help you work,rest and play. Now you'll be lucky to make it to lunch time on one of these. when buying a curly wurly you needed a mate to help you carry it,but not any more.

Hi-fi's

when you used to buy Hi-Fi's you wouldn't be considering how much RMS it outputs but if it matched your furniture and if the wood finish was the right colour. My auntie had a Hi-fi which WAS the sideboard in her living room. The Hi-fi was fitted in it with the speakers. Then there was room/draws for your bits & bobs and your LP's.

Jaw Breakers.

In the past you would struggle to breathe with one of these babies(esp. super sour) Now there about the same size as the chewing gum you get on the bottom of your screwball.
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Post by will2097 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 6:44 am

Wagon Wheels. Close thread now please. :wink:

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Post by andy vaisey » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:14 am

The UK.

When I was younger, going in the car for any length of time felt like I was going on holiday. Today, I have relatives the other side of the country and I'd think nothing of getting in the car for a few hours and visiting them for a day.

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Post by mick_aka » Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:31 pm

will2097 wrote:Wagon Wheels. Close thread now please. :wink:
Don't even get me ****ing started!

Televisions seem to be getting smaller depth wise, however they have increased dramatically width wise thus restoring balance to the universe.
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Post by retrogarden » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:12 pm

Cream Eggs!

They're tiny now, and even MORE expensive to eat.
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Post by The Master » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:17 pm

mick_aka wrote:Televisions seem to be getting smaller depth wise, however they have increased dramatically width wise thus restoring balance to the universe.
Due to this, my Willy is also substantially bigger now than in 1983.

It's not all bad :)

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Post by mick_aka » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:24 pm

The Master wrote:
Due to this, my Willy is also substantially bigger now than in 1983.
But then in 1983 small willies were very much the fasion.
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Post by Sureshot » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:28 pm

McDonalds burgers are tiny now. Also, back on the Mars subject, dunno if they released them in England but they have a new 'fondant centre' one over here which is an absolute joke size-wise.

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Post by mick_aka » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:32 pm

I remember when mars bars were lovely and chunky, there were also wrapped in grease proof paper and cost 12.5p

Anyone else remember those horrible tiny half pennies? I hated those, was so happy when they got rid of them and then they brought in those tiny 5 pence pieces! gah!!!
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Post by retrogarden » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:39 pm

mick_aka wrote:Anyone else remember those horrible tiny half pennies? I hated those, was so happy when they got rid of them and then they brought in those tiny 5 pence pieces! gah!!!
You should try Europe. The €0.01 coin is the most pointless thing in the world.

Least it's not as bad as Latvia, with £ and € you can tell the difference between the coins easily side on. Lats are nigh on impossible! :(
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Post by Sureshot » Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:45 pm

Yeah the 1 euro cent and 2 euro cent coins are absolutely useless. I don't think I've ever actually used them to buy stuff, just got a big glassful at home.

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Post by bonerlaw » Sat Mar 01, 2008 3:24 pm

kids school bags......I remember taking what was in effect an army hold all to school, all the kids I see now-a-days seem to have a tiny little hand/ man - bag (............. :? )
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Post by rossi46 » Sat Mar 01, 2008 4:18 pm

Mobile phones.

It's the only time you'll find a group of males arguing about who's got the smallest.
Thoughts and prayers.

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Post by JetSetWilly » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:54 am

and the Burger King burgers. The whoppers were massive. now, they're about as big as a 10p coin.

and the milkybar massive bars. they were quite thick, now they're very thin, like paper.

WHATS THE DEAL, MAN???
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Post by paranoid marvin » Sun Mar 02, 2008 9:56 am

And game boxes - used to be massive , with comprehensive manuals inside , especially from companies like Microprose

Now all we get is a DVD in a box with a pamphlet
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