Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Talkin' 'bout my generation!

OK, I will spare you the obvious YouTube clip and get straight on to the story.

I was talking to one of the students today.  They have got a group assignment to do and she was saying how her group was great because of the range of people in it.

There was her - educated, intelligent...

There was B - typical student who likes a good party.

There was C - the middle aged guy.

There was D - the older guy.

I laughed.

"I love your perception of age."


"C is middle aged?  Love it.  He must be all of 25."


Hm.  I am more or less the same age as D, making me another "older guy"...

OK I'll take it, I'm a man.  Nothing worse than an old guy thinking he is still 19.

Or is there?  Let me know if you can think of something!


PS Do you ever find that you suddenly start using a word that you have rarely used before?

My new word is "spartan" - I used it twice in the assignment that I just finished (YAY ME!!!!) and also just used it in a comment on someone's blog!  Maybe that will be my new name - The Spartan Rock Chef!


agg79 said...

How about an old guy with kids and a menagerie of pets who can remember days back before there was the internet or phones without buttons? We all get older and the "kids" keep getting younger. Whenever pushed, I just remind some of "kids" that I have boots older than they are.

Spartan: a. Rigorously self-disciplined or self-restrained. b. Simple, frugal, or austere: a Spartan diet; a spartan lifestyle. c. Marked by brevity of speech; laconic. d. Courageous in the face of pain, danger, or adversity. Which one are you going for?

Me? I am more into Curmudgeon.

terri said...

Worse than the old guy who thinks he's 19? How about the old GIRL who still thinks SHE'S 19?

I have not suddenly started using any new words recently, though I should. I've subscribed to the word of the day and get a new one in my email every day! You would think this would improve my vocabulary, but I just read them and go back to the same old words.

James said...

Hi RC long time no speak. Had a lot going on. Like the profile picture.

Shrinky said...

I never believed my old gran, when she told me she was still as young as I was, in her head. Now? I know exactly what she was talking about (sigh).

Frig, this getting old business can really suck sometimes!

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - "Courageous in the face of pain, danger, or adversity" sounds like me! :-)

Terri - Yes, that can be pretty bad!

James - Hi! Great to see you! Hope the goings on have been good. Must catch up!

Shrinky - Old? Who's getting old? :-)