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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Kids these days

The following is a conversation I had at work today with one of our summer interns. He's 19, and I'm pretty sure he doesn't realize how old I am.

Me: So, I'm going to a concert tomorrow night and I'm really looking forward to it!
Him: What concert?
Me: New Kids on the Block!
Him: I've never even heard of them. Are they like from the 80's or something?
Me: Um. Yeah.... Anyway, Backstreet Boys is playing with them too.
Him: Whoa. Backstreet Boys!? They're all old now! They're like 30!
Me: Yeah...

11 comments:

Angela said...

hahahah! Good memories!

~ Malissa ~ said...

Oh man, maybe I shouldn't say that my first reaction sounded a bit like, "What a jerk!!" Just because I KNEW who he was talking to! I support you, E! P.S. My aunt's best friend is cousins with Kevin from Backstreet! Pretty nifty! Have an awesome time at the concert!

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Elizabeth Downie said...

Haha, thanks Malissa, but I don't think he meant any offense with it. Thanks for having my back though. ;)

movingluggage said...

It's becayse you look like you're 23 :)

movingluggage said...

and by becayse, I meant because ;)

Heather said...

Was that my husband you were talking too? I am pretty sure we had a conversation like this last week.
Have a blast at the concert!!

Katherine said...

HA! Reminds me of a date I went on last year where the guy (who was in his 20s) didn't know who Nirvana were. That's when I knew the age difference might be a problem. Kids these days indeed....

Ashley said...

Ah those young whippersnappers. This definitely made me chuckle, but sometimes I realize I feel like an old fogey when I don't recognize new groups and artists my students like.
I hope you had fun at the concert! Was it a blast from the past?

lizzie mc.- said...

Somehow having served as a missionary made me immune to getting old when I was with them... that is until I referred to obsucure 80's icons. If 30 is old does that make me half past old?

roadworthrunning said...

haha oh boy, this makes me laugh! I am always asking my younger friends questions to see how old I really am. For example: "do you remember Hey Dude?" It's a fun game!

Anonymous said...

NKOTB? BSB?

I think they play their music in the oldies station now...I am just saying

An admirer from the distance. ;)