When there were no cellphones?
And you used to have to tell your friends, "meet you this saturday at 5pm at the deli" and you had to keep that promise or call their house the day before to cancel?
I think people were more punctual and responsible then because they didnt have much options, like now, were you can call them and say, wait for me I am on my way...
Hey.. i am not that old.. im 42 and i remember when I was a teen we didnt have cellphones lol.. ;) remember these!! :)) my parents had this exact same one.