Those of us who lived in the age of VHS probably remember the frequent dilemma of running out of tapes and having to choose what to record over since you'd never see it again. There were many frantic moments right before a live broadcast when you had only a few minutes to make the cold, hard choice of what to say goodbye to forever.
One Twitter user found something at his grandma's house that reminded him how unsentimental reusing tapes could be.
It turns out he wasn't alone. Twitter users could relate, and many approved of his grandma's choice:
I mean how often are you gonna rewatch the Pope’s funeral?— Brynn “Crunchy Snack Food Eater” McCluney (@daggertrout) February 7, 2018
Others recalled their own precious memories that got taped over:
My grandparents taped over my first birthday with a Disney Channel airing of the original Tron movie followed by some bizarre movie about a small Furby-like yeti creature who follows a child home from the mountains— Tim Courtney (@TACourtney1) February 7, 2018
OH no, did you do that? My son tapped wrestling over a major family event on VHS and it was aweful, naughty!— wendy bugliari (@WendyBugliari) February 8, 2018
My grandmother taped over my 1st Birthday with Dr Phil. I was the first grandchild. 🙄— Hi-Meh (@divinejlet) February 7, 2018
I once taped over my brother’s kindergarten graduation with a video of me lip syncing to Hannah Montana :/— Kyra (@_kyrapalmer) February 7, 2018
For some strange reason my mom recorded Dirty Dancing on the vhs with my birth video.— Adriana!!! (@CinemaSoloist) February 8, 2018
Ah the good old 90s back when we would tape movies without copyright.— Joannie (@princessolc2012) February 7, 2018
It's things like this that make me appreciate the 80's and 90's so much— CHΞR (@codehitchhiker) February 7, 2018
Though the label said "Harry Potter," one user wondered what grandma actually recorded on the tape:
Let's hope Grandma's favorite class at Hogwarts was Defense Against Intellectual Property Claims:
H/T - Twitter