It wasn’t even ten years ago when people had to actually leave their homes and travel to the video store to watch a movie.

Sure, these days video watching is so much easier. Now, you can simply search for a flick in your Netflix search bar, or have your cable company suggest what to watch based on your history–all from the comfort of your couch. 

But something has been lost. No longer can you simply stumble upon an amazing, inconspicuous movie no one has ever heard of after discovering the movie you planned on renting was all out. 

Conversations with the movie-nerd clerk are seemingly gone forever. 

So for all the spoiled kids these days who have their own iPhones with Hulu and Netflix subscriptions, BuzzFeed Yellow has stepped forward to explain the magic of the video store