OK so this isn’t really food/mealtime/home related but the age gap is becoming more apparent to me on, what seems like, a daily basis at the moment!
For example – Do you know what I did at work the other day? (Don’t worry, you don’t need to sit down for this!)
Well, I’ll tell you.
I got up out of my chair & CHOSE to go & speak to a colleague instead of emailing them! WOW!!! How about that eh???
Don’t get me wrong, the group I work with are a great, friendly, hard working bunch, BUT, they are younger than me…. A lot younger than me!
In a numerical sense they are 14 years younger but in other ways I feel we are a lot further apart.
I’m sure you’ve felt it at some point. I refer to something from my youth and they look at me blankly with no idea what I am talking about & in their heads saying – ‘she’s off again! Let’s just smile & laugh to keep her happy!’
For example, just the other day the news that Carol Lee Scott, the lady that played Grotbags had passed away. This brought memories flooding back to me & spontaneously commented – ‘oh no! Grotbags has died!’ Well… you can only imagine the looks I got! Absolutely NO IDEA what I was talking about!! I showed them pictures of her in the hope it may trigger something, but nothing… not a single glimmer of recognition!
Previous conversations include Michael Knight & Kit, Noels House Party, Knightmare – All I got were blank looks. VHS – did get a response. They asked what it stands for & but they were equally unimpressed when they realised it wasn’t something they could go on to use in modern day text talk.
And that’s another thing! They will text each other when they are on the next room!! What??!!
And then the language. ‘That’s sick Becky!’ I thought I had offended someone but was completely befuddled in how I’d managed it. After apologising profusely for what I’d just said, they were quick to correct me & let me know sick means good! Eh???? I think I’ll just stick to nodding & shaking my head when I know it’s safe to do so!
But is it me? Or is it them?
Am I old? Old fashioned? Both?