When I had the job in the toy store where I pushed a broom up and down aisles and straightened the Barbie section, I was somewhere around sixteen. My manager turned twenty-five and I made fun of him for it. “A quarter of a century, huh?”
The fifteen year-old joined in. So did the seventeen year-old. He, playfully, told us all to shut the heck up.
That was a million years ago.
Anyway, I am now on a team with a couple of Millennials and a member of Generation Z (apparently called “Zoomers”). We were killing time in one of the labs with my Gen X co-worker and they started talking smack about us being old. The line that did the most damage:
“Did you have a Def Leppard t-shirt?”
And, while I never had a Def Leppard t-shirt, that line drew blood on me. (I did have a WrestleMania III t-shirt.)
And now I am thinking of other good lines that the Millennials and Zoomers could use to bust on Gen-Xers.
“Did you buy Alanis Morrissette on tape or on CD?”
That was the best one that I could come up with. My answer? On tape. I wanted to listen to it in the car, you see, and if you hit a bump while playing cds in the car, they’d skip like a record.
So, this weekend, I will be boggling at how, holy cow, it’s 2019 already. We’ve got a number of events scheduled. Saturday Night Regularly Scheduled Game Night. Friday Night Housewarming for Zoomer co-worker. Chores, errands, laundry.
So… what’s on your docket?
(Featured image is “Heavy Metal: TDK MA-R90 Cassette Tape” by Scott Schiller. Used under a creative commons license.)