buying records, using the oven to heat food because microwaves were not around yet.....seeing latest movies at the Drive Inn (Dusk to Dawn's were great) At my first job they has mobile phones as big as bricks with a black box attached with a cord which was carried around....machines as big as a large photocopiers you had to dial the number and "yell" at the person at the other end to "I want to send a fax" (calling for OZ to Japan was the pits! In Communications class, my friends (all almost 19), and I (just turned 19), where talking about 1980s commercials that we were gonna use on our project.
The scary part was, all the commercials aired in 1986, and for some reason, we knew them all.
The son was amazed to learn that people didn't always have car phones, and that they used to have cords. I was network administrator at a university, and asked out one of the girls at the college to a Chicago concert. I feel old when I talk to the 20 somethings at work about......
I mentioned, during the lull before the concert, something about REO Speedwagon. I thought that the guy in the seat next to us was going to have a heart attack . the days before videos and I used to take photos of fav bands off the tv....... They had floppy disks the size of LP records..............mmmmm I feel OLD!
So I said, "Yeah dude, they're really cool especially the first one, got a directors commentary and everything, you should check it out".
The guy put his little scanning gizmo down on the counter hard, looked up to the ceiling and rolled his eyes, then continued to scan with a laugh and said, "Uhhhh, well Superman is a bit before my time, it was some kind of '80s thing.
Me and the girl I was working with were like "Oh look! " A four year old girl turned around to us and said, "Who's that? I found out that the Count was only recently bought back, but the tape was from '86, so the kids naturally wouldnt know who that was since the tape was made at least ten years before these guys where born!
I was only born in '83" This 17 or 18 year old then gave me the bag in a disgusted way.I was watching a "Sesame Street" video with the little kids I took care of at the day care center I worked at during the summer.Born in 1982, I grew up on "Sesame Street." My little guys, as young as 3, where watching and knew all of the characters, whn all of a sudden, the Count came on the screen.There I was buying a Superman DVD pack, 25 years old and this 17 or 18 year old kid treated me like a 50 year old man buy a Beatles CD. This was the first time I ever felt seriously old, I've been feeling bad ever since.Realizing that later in this new '00 decade I will turn 30 and a 10 high school year reunion isn't that far away has me &%^*#$%% bricks too.