TATUM, TX (KLTV) - Ready to feel old? If you were born sometime between 1970 and 2000 you most likely know what a cassette tape is, but any year after that is apparently iffy.
Three kids from Tatum got a bit of a shock, or rather lack thereof when their parents pulled out a cassette tape.
Molly Anthony and her husband Dustin, who own Jucy's Hamburgers and Tacos, say it all started when the smoke alarm in their home was going off, in need of a new battery. Dustin went to look in a drawer but instead of returning with a battery he came back with a blast from the past.
"Had no idea that my 14-year-old would not know what a tape is," said Molly.
Little did Dustin and Molly know that their three kids, Aidan, 14, Ashby, 12 and Ally Austyn, 8 didn't know what a cassette tape was, or that they'd be terrified of it.
"We were laughing so hard, I could barely video it, I was laughing so hard," said Molly.
Molly said her husband saw the look on their kids' faces and they decided to go with it when the kids started calling the cassette a "finger shocker."
"I don't even know what a finger shocker is," said Molly, "They were screaming so of course we just kept going with it."
Molly shared the video on social media, which is now getting a ton of attention. She says parents have even admitted that their kids have also thought cassettes were "finger shockers."
"We just couldn't believe it. I just cracked up because so many people went and asked their kids and they didn't know," said Molly.
Molly says her kids still haven't touched it as far as she knows. Even the dog isn't quite sure what to think about it.
"I got it out the next night and even scared the dog with it," said Molly.
Molly admits she never imagined in her wildest dreams that her kids would react the way they did.
"We can't even show them that it plays music ... we don't have a cassette player. It'll really be funny when we can actually play it for them," said Molly.
I guess we can only imagine what they'd do if they saw a VHS tape. Just for the record, KLTV tried to do a little research to find out what a finger shocker actually was. We found nothing that looked even remotely close to a cassette tape. So that will most likely remain a mystery.
Molly's post has received more than 100 likes, more than 50 shares, and more than 70 comments and the videos have received thousands of views.