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Getting older moments

Posted on by Patrick

Over the past couple of days I’ve had two distinct “getting older” moments. The first was while talking to one of the new guys at work and discussing a movie, which one, I don’t quite remember. His response was “that movie was before my time”, and I was like “but that was like the late 80s”, and he piped up with he was born in 1985. That makes him born after things like E.T., Return of the Jedi, and Bambi. So now I know how all those folks felt when I was a new-hire at 18.

The other moment was when Maggie and I were headed to Best Buy and we got excited when we saw refrigerators outside. We both looked at each other and said “Isn’t it sad that we’re getting excited about major appliances?”. I think it says something about our changing priorities in life. I also do think that the appliances are getting more features that appeal to me, like the washer and dryer that communicate where the washer tells the dryer what was just washed and it sets itself up to dry that. Pretty neat. Man, I am getting older.

3 Responses to Getting older moments

Will said on 9/24/2007 at 11:59 am

Yeah I remember one. It was the time that I hired you, which made me no longer the youngest person in the office.

That sucked.

robin said on 9/25/2007 at 8:54 am

The washer talks to the dryer?!?!! I’ll take that over being 22 any day!!

(but Will and I did have a similar “oh-crap-we’re-old” moment on the Bowery recently while discussing the finer points of one butcher block table over another…)

MarkC said on 10/2/2007 at 9:58 pm

Yeah the next step is when you get excited about going to Lowes to buy stuff to fix up the house, oooh a step ladder.

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