Do You Feel Old?
Are you feeling old? If not, consider this:
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation
were born in 1987.
The have no meaningful recollection of the Regan era.
They were toddlers when the Persian Gulf War was raged.
Black Monday 1987 is as significant to them as the Great Depression.
Their lifetime has always included AIDS.
Atari predicates them, as do vinyl albums.
The expression, "you sound like a broken record" means nothing to them.
They may have heard of an 8-track, but chances are they have
never actually seen or heard one.
The Compact Disc was introduced before they were born.
As far as they know, stamps have always cost about 37 cents.
They have always had an answering machine.
Most have never seen a TV set with only 13 channels.
They have no idea when or why Jordache jeans were cool.
They never took a swim and thought about Jaws.
They have no idea what, "and my name is Charlie. They work for me" means.
They don't know that "8-6-7-5-3-0-9" is Jenny's phone number.
They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.
They never heard the term "where's the beef?"
The Mystery Machine has no meaning to them.
Do you feel old now?
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