Friday, July 25, 2008

I Wish I'd Been There

I just got this in an email with no attached credit, or I'd definitely tell you where it came from (from where it came.) This is a perfect summary of all I think is wrong with a lot of people these days. Ooooh, how I wish I'd been there.


A very self-important college freshman attending a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation."You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one." the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. "The young people of today are much more advanced than people your age. We grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon and the internet. We have cell phones, nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars; computers, automated manufacturing, amazing technologies, ...and...," he paused to take another drink of beer.

The senior took advantage of the break in the student's litany and said, "You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were we invented them. Now, you arrogant little shit, what are YOU doing for the next generation?"

The applause was resounding...

1 comment:

Jan Scholl said...

nothing peeves me more than early twenty somethings bragging themselves up and berating me because I don't have an advanced degree from some hoity toity school. Like 55 years of experience and self teaching is a waste of time. And then they tell you they are too good for the chosen degree and are just gonna veg and never use it.