This story originally appeared at Do You Remember by Jane Kenney.
Before Facebook, there was a different way of unfriending people and it didn’t include clicking the “unfriend” button. It typically involved a photo of that person and a sharpie/marker to color out their face. Many people did this in their yearbooks as well and probably still do to this day! It definitely gives you a good laugh to open up an old yearbook and find your least favorite person with devil horns or simply crossed out of the page.
Take a look at these vintage photos below that show exactly how people erased those “friends” out of their lives with a simple photo and a marker or pair of scissors! Can you relate to these?
The Real “Unfriend” Button Back in the Day
This one takes the photo and marker idea to a new level. Simply cut that person’s face out with some scissors. It still has the same idea behind it!
This one seems a bit more personal, considering the face is cut out in the shape of a heart. Perhaps an ex-lover? Cutting the face out this way somehow makes the photo even more sentimental.
Ah, there it is! The classic coloring out the face with a marker. We’re guessing there was a friendship falling out. Hey, maybe they made up after all these years?!
Whoever did the coloring out of the face went all out here. The face is basically unrecognizable in comparison to the previous photo. Maybe this is for the best.
At this rate, he could’ve just cut the person out completely and made it a solo photo op!
It looks like someone took a sharp pen point or even a needle and just poked holes in this woman’s face. That’s a new, interesting way to unfriend someone, huh?
I honestly didn’t realize there was someone in the middle of these two gentlemen at first glance. It’s safe to say they did a pretty good job of “unfriending” here!
I guess whoever did the honors of erasing this person from their life was very adamant about it. Their face is very crossed out!
Safe to say this was not a “best friends forever” moment.
There’s nothing worse than looking back on photos from one of the most important days of your life and you see this.
Have you ever “unfriended” someone like this in years past?