Thursday, November 17, 2005

Generation Gap

"What type of music do you listen to?" my new co-worker asked me. He leaned forward, his forearms resting on his knees. His counter part, my other co-worker, leaned forward as well.

I turned towards them and announced, "Celtic music, jazz, blues and as of lately, a lot of Mexican music."

Nothing. They said nothing. Both of them blank, just taking it in. Maybe it was because I pronounced Celtic with the hard "K", unlike the way most Americans recognize it pronounce as in the Boston "Celtics".

Maybe it was because Dave is 27 and Matt is 25.

I might as well have said that I listen to Mariachis Music, while dancing the merengue, throwing knives and tossing back tequila.

After a long pause Dave said "I listen to music I can understand".

Smart Aleck.

It's like working with my daughter and her friends!

6 comments:

Robbie said...

LMAO! He's a slow one but a good one!

Robbie said...

So....:::whistling::: I just clicked on your archives and read a random entry to see what your so shy about. Girlfriend! You better not shut this down. I took the whole week off next week and I'm camping out here! Wooowweeeee!
LOL! ;-)

Lisa :-] said...

Okay...now I have to go back and read some of the old entries.

RE this post: No matter how old (young) you think you are in your head, there's always gonna be some smart ass that going to come along and put you in your proper chronological place...

Smukke said...

I had 4 Danish teen-age girls come & stay at my house for three weeks in October while they did a school exchange thing. I'm (cough) over 40. I could not decide whether to be happy or grumpy that when they scanned through my iTunes they gave me a surprised/puzzled look and said, "Hey, you have some good music in here!" Dang kids!! (And i'm with Robbie. You may not shut down a journal that's worth reading!!)

Nelle said...

Mary, I am not about being nice.....I am about being REAL..and that you are. :) Anyone who doesn't know how to pronounce Celtic has no valid opinions. hehehe

Trish said...

Hahah! Young wit.