1. Having to call the movie theater to find out what time the movie you wanted to see was playing.

Then finding out — after listening to the entire recording — that the movie isn’t even playing at that theater.

2. Taking your film to be developed and discovering that 99% of the pictures were blurry and no good.

And then immediately ripping them for fear that someone would see the awful pictures of you.

3. Turning on the TV Guide Channel right after the channel’s listing you wanted to see had already scrolled.

Then having to go dig out the newspaper from the garbage can so that you could look it up — if you didn’t want to wait for the listings to scroll all the way around again.