I think of bobby pins as really old fashioned. But I bought some today at the dollar store. I went to the dollar store to look for barrettes for holding wisps of my hair back while I cook for Food Not Bombs on Sunday, if that really happens. I bought some snap clips also.
The last time I remember using a bobby pin was when I played Annie Sullivan in the play The Miracle Worker when I was in the fifth grade. My mom used bobby pins to secure the bun in my hair. They were black.
So I had never used them as an adult, but when I was little they were around, everyday objects.