Wanna debate that? Yesterday I had a "Senior Moment" at Wal-Mart. Pay attention because you will soon be having these, too....
In the electronics section there was a new, shiny Christmas toy... a Karaoke version of Air Guitar, where you hold a plastic simulation of a guitar and then strum it..... and a MTV-type image plays on the screen in rhythm to your movements. Awesome, dude.
This tall 17 year-old kid was banging away on it, gyrating, acting out and really performing very well. So much so that a crowd was gathering to watch the show.
There I was in my handicapped electric cart with my grey beard and balding hair, teeth out, watching in awe at the show. Pretty soon I caught the eye of another man in his 40's with dark long hair and easily old enough to be the father of the kid with the MTV guitar. We both stared at each other in amusement of what we were experiencing. The kid was freaking out to Ozzy Osborne and Black Sabbath ca 1970.
I finally said [from two full generations in the future]; "They don't even know that was OUR music! From one full generation away the younger man and I cracked up laughing at how absurd even that statement was!
Just one senior moment from a day in the life.
Oh, one other...........
At the checkout there was a grandmotherly type running the register. A sweet, wrinkled lady with lightly red-tinted hair. The kind of person no one would suspect as being a serial killer.
"You don't have to say "Merry Christmas" I said. "Nowadays you can piss people off just by saying 'Ho, Ho, Ho!'".
She got it.