This weekend I was at a Scouting event during which several parents were gathered and talking amoung ourselves.
Besides me, in the group were 4 parents, male and female. One mom, the parent of 4 (3 boys, 1 girl) was discussing something related to high school, and how her oldest son would start in just a year. The conversation drifted to other related topics, including graduations. It was then I began to speak on my own experiences:
Me: Well, when I graduated, it was 1982, and ...At this point, the group of parents are more concerned at what she's apparently shocked at regarding 1982 - including me - rather than the point I was about to raise.
She: Wait! You graduated when?
Me: I said I graduated in 1982, and ..
She: Oh, my God!
Other Parent: Did something exciting happen to you in 1982?Now every one started to console me about my apparent old age but I didn't care.. I never think about aging, or getting old. Too many more important things that can be controlled are more pressing than worrying about aging.
She: Um, no, not really. I was only 5 in 1982!!
Still, the shocked look on her face was priceless. Sphere: Related Content
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