Your senses can transport you back to another time and place easily. You might smell a perfume that reminds you of your grandmother. You may see a photo of a vintage car you used to own. Or you might hear a sound that you haven’t heard in a very long time.
Just like there are certain items from the past that you may never see again, there are some sounds you likely won’t hear again. You probably forgot all about certain sounds, but this list will bring you back. Here is a list of certain sounds you may have forgotten.
1. TV Dial
These days, you can even speak into your remote to find the show or channel you want! Back in the day, you had to turn the television dial to change the channel. There was a distinctive clicking noise that you may be able to conjure up in your memory.
2. Cash register
Do you remember the cha-ching of an old school cash register at the store? They are so quiet these days! The scanners even make a different noise.
I used one of these at my first job at Coles, and boy, you needed tough fingers to and no long fingernails to properly work these! I bet the lines at the store would be ridiculous if people still had to figure out these things at the counter, and please don’t tell me you have a coupon AFTER I’ve finished punching in everything!
Before the days of computers, there were typewriters. Boy, were they loud! There was the clicking of the keys, the sound it made when you moved to a new line, and the noise that happened when you ripped out the paper. You definitely knew when someone was using one.
Will you ever forget the sound of a typewriter? See how well you remember that sound by listening to it in the video below:
4. Rotary dial telephone
Smartphones are now relatively quiet, with optional dialing sounds. In the past, there was the rotary dial phone that made noise every time you dialed a number. It was the worst when you messed up and had to start over!
Ah, the sound of a needle on a vinyl record. It was literally music to our ears.
Okay, this may be a sound you want to forget forever. The sound of chalk or nails on a chalkboard? The absolute worst! Good thing schools generally use whiteboards these days.
7. Pencil Sharpener
Speaking of school, do you remember the sounds of the old school pencil sharpeners? It was always the best getting that perfect pointed pencil.
8. Coffee Percolator
Coffee makers still make some noise, but do you remember the sound of a coffee percolator in the ’60s?
What noise on this list do you miss? Which sounds are you happy are gone forever? If you enjoyed this article, please SHARE with your friends to discuss nostalgic sounds! See how many they remember.
If you remember all of these sounds, you’ll enjoy a reminder of the PSAs that we grew up with!