15+ People Who Prefer To Do Things The Old Way

Sometimes, the best way to do something is the old-fashioned way! I mean, it's not always the case as the old-fashioned way is often very dangerous, but that's beside the point.

Anyway, with this in mind, please enjoy these 15+ people who prefer to do things the old way!

"My teacher nailed his student's phone to the wall for using it in class 20 years ago. It's still there to this day."

Pfft, I'd have liked to have seen this teacher try and nail a Nokia 3310 to the wall! They'd have been there for years.

"Grandpa still uses a decades old computer that still runs Dos, typing and printing and storing things on floppies."

Ah, the days of floppy disks. A time of simpler pleasures and boxes of plastic files that would inevitably go missing at some point.

"The old fashioned way."

You'd be hard pushed to get in touch with me via smoke signal, I find that all smoke signals I get end up going straight into my smoky spam folder.

"A guy mailed something to our store and used actual peanuts instead of packing peanuts."

I hope that the person who ordered this piece of equipment isn't allergic to nuts, that would be a disaster.

"Went to senior community breakfast with grandpa-in-law and saw one senior handing out printed memes.'

Nothing beats the feel of a real meme in the palm of your hands. It feels like victory.

"Re-purposing old tech. I never though this cassette deck would be useful again."

This is the most hipster phone case that I have ever seen. Congratulations, you have won hipsterism.

"I was running late for work and couldn't find her leash, this is how I walked my dog this morning."

Sometimes the most simple solutions are the best ones of all. Although, I didn't know that dogs were particularly huge fans of chilly heatwave Doritos?

"This old sundial has [multi-oriented] panels that show [the] time of countries all around the world."

See, who needs a phone that can tell you the time everywhere in the world when you can just lug one of these around with you?!

"My Great Great Aunt's 100-year-old nursing kit has a vile full of cocaine tablets and a syringe."

Ah yes, the classic approach of simply injecting cocaine into wherever the issue is!

"My dad's solution when a control knob broke off in my car."

I actually quite like this. It's an easy and quick way to give your car that steampunk-esque aesthetic that it needs!

"Finally found a use for my old TV!"

This seems like one of those things that would actually be pretty dangerous, but I just can't figure out why.

"My dad's solution when his iron stopped working."

Can't see anything wrong with this really, ancient problems require ancient solutions.

"My late grandma still had her tv operating guide from 1962."

What a beautiful piece of tech. I absolutely need one of these for my front room now!

"My dad still uses this. He calls it, 'Hard Mode.'"

Jeez, just buy your dad a new fly swatter for God's sake. They're not exactly expensive.

"Finally found a use for my CVS receipts."

This way, the person you are getting a gift for can also benefit from the wonderfully useless offers on the receipts!

"Married for 62 years, but my grandpa will still pull out his road atlas to prove my grandma wrong."

"I think that Tom Petty was born in Florida, Harold."

"Sandra, hand me the atlas."

"I don't think that the answer will..."

"I said hand me the atlas!"

No matter what modern lawn care implements the uploader shows their grandpa, he still insists on using these.

Granted, rake and pitchfork designs haven't changed that much over the years but I really can't imagine myself cutting the grass with a scythe.

Really, the last time I've even seen a scythe in person, it was made of plastic because it was part of a Grim Reaper costume.

Since a lot of people associate London with these retro double-decker buses rather than their modern variants, it probably makes sense to keep at least a couple of them running.

And since each bus probably costs the city a pretty penny, it's not that surprising that they'd use them as long as they can.

You can tell you're dealing with something from Apple's classic era when the logo is rainbow-colored instead of all white and sleek.

Not only does this old Apple IIE computer still work but the uploader's dad still uses it for word processing and keeping track of his financials.

If that sounds strange, it's worth noting that the U.S. military controlled their nuclear arsenal with computers that were even older until 2019.

After all, a computer from the '70s is too old to access the internet, which makes it too old to hack.

There may be all sorts of handheld devices you can play games on nowadays but the original Game Boy is good enough for this person.

As someone who's actively sought out an emulator so I could play Pokémon Red again, I can't really judge that decision.

The uploader doesn't have that one but they do have Tetris and Super Mario Land — which some of you might recall is the one that plays the Can-Can when Mario picks up the invincibility star — so that should keep them busy.

Not only does the uploader use his grandpa's razor from the 1950s but it looks like he's not the only one who prefers the classic models.

As one commenter said, "I honestly don't see why everybody doesn't use one of these. The costs compared to cartridge are just so insanely low, the blades last longer, the shave is better, the handles are practically a lifetime investment with how long they last and for people like me who suffer from terrible irritation and ingrown hairs, these combined with a proper shaving technique almost completely solves the issue."

But while some people have practical reasons for doing things the old-fashioned way, it's clear that other old things remain in use for their sentimental value.

This cookbook has clearly seen better days but it's still held up pretty well considering that one grandmother still uses it after having received it as a wedding gift about 60 years ago.

And part of the reason why she hasn't replaced it is that it contains some recipes her daughter and sons wrote as children.

While payphones haven't gone completely extinct yet, seeing one that still works is an increasingly rare phenomenon.

But as the uploader assures us, this one in Ravenden, Arkansas, is still very much in use. I'd be curious to know how much action it sees, though.

Before everyone switched to DVDs, this digital tape was considered a fairly high-end way of recording video.

So I couldn't help but feel a little surprised when this tape was clearly used as recently as 2009.

But if this person still uses their DV Tape camera, they might not be happy to learn that it's pretty hard to get the tapes for less than $100 nowadays.

When this person got a ticket in a small town, they were surprised by how old-school the ticket looked.

Furthermore, they were amused to discover that they're filed using a carbon copy system at the town hall.

No need for those fancy photocopiers, I guess.

Even though this man uses a cell phone, he has a retro way of keeping his contacts in order.

As we can see, they're written on slips of paper attached to the unit, which is either a pretty bulky flip phone or two smartphones that he taped together for some reason.

Despite how it looks, this person is using a modern flat screen TV in this picture.

It's just that they happened to be watching the 1995 movie The Net at the time and there's a scene where someone is watching the news on an old CRT television.

As we can see, the way they shot it creates a convincing illusion without meaning to.

Although we've mostly looked at old ways of doing things, it's probably better to describe this as "timeless."

Because no matter what era of schooling we're talking about, you can bet there was at least one kid who gave a wisecrack of an answer when they were otherwise stumped.

And yes, I was definitely that kid.

"Traditional Problems Require Traditional Solutions."

I hope that they're going to secure that dog in place before they drive off, otherwise it could be a little exciting when they hit the highway.

"When the bus' stop button stopped working..."

The face on that duck makes it look like the bus is about to crash and this is the emergency stop!

"My barbershop still uses their original cash register from 1904."

The small hand pointing at the price is the most charming part of this, ornate metalwork aside.

"Still operational, [original] 1957 wall mount refrigerator."

Is this functionally three wall-mounted minifridges? Yes, but the appeal of having one fridge just for produce and not needing to bend down as much is strong.

"My husband's first credit purchase, 1971. On a [Macy's] card, $300 limit. Still used every day."

Why aren't appliances this cute anymore? I want a toaster with flowers on it!

"Shout-out to my work for still having 50¢ 20oz drinks."

Where do you work? Just asking for a friend, definitely not to come clear out your machine.

"My apartment is an old police station and still has the original cell doors but painted."

Nothing quite as comforting as walking into a jail cell every night to go to sleep.

"This McDonald's still has a GameCube system."

I grew up as they were phasing these out, so the nostalgia I feel is very ghostly.

"My university still has a floppy disk vending machine."

"Surely," one university rep desperately says in the budget meeting, "Someone will use it, someone will want one, I just know it!"

"My dad has a bunch of ~100 year old medicines, some even still are sealed with liquid in them."

I wouldn't be able to have these around, my impulse control is too bad. It'd only be a matter of time before I said "screw it" and knocked one back.

"I Still Use My Great Grandfather's WWII Army Satchel as a Backpack for College."

A testament to the quality of stuff made back then, I suppose, and also the owner's own care. I bet it's spacious, too!

"Here's a guy using an iPad as a mouse pad for his Surface."

This guy does not give a damn about societal conventions. If only we could all be as free as this man.

"I have an old book on animals where the thylacine is still alive."

For reference, the last thylacine passed away in 1936 in captivity, and was originally hunted to near extinction in the 1800s due to a bounty system put in place for hunting them.

"My dad likes reading so I got him a Kindle for his birthday. He's using it as a bookmark."

At least this Kindle has seen life outside of the box, which is a luxury that my mother's Kindle has not yet enjoyed.