Not to sound like an old man, but where in the heck did these kids come from? Have you ever stepped out of your house, looked around, and thought you were being invaded by time travelers from the distant future? Every young person I see has their nose buried in some expensive gadget and wearing a cool t-shirt that looks way more amazing than anything I ever owned.
I have no idea when this transformation took place in my life. I never wanted to be the lame guy who doesn’t understand what the newest trend is all about. You should have seen me in the 80’s, man. I was a denim jacket wearing, acid-washed maniac. You couldn’t keep me out of the clubs, and you sure as heck couldn’t stop me from dancing. I was the epitome of cool
When does that transition take place, anyway? When do you go from being someone other people refer to as “cool” to the doddering idiot I am now? Does it happen about the same time you open your first savings account? I’ve heard other people say that it happens when you have kids, but I’ve never had a kid…so what’s the cause of all of this incredible uncoolness that has collected inside me?
This doesn’t seem to be any kind of disorder that you can see a doctor for, either. If it were as simple as going to see the doctor, getting an “uncoolness vaccine”, and being issued a month-long supply of cool t-shirts to wear, then I would be jumping out of this chair and scheduling an appointment right away. I’m pretty sure that’s not the case, so maybe I just have to settle down into this state of being and be happy.
If I were to go put on a pair of expensive jeans that don’t fit right and pay some kid to go buy me a cool t-shirt with some kind of awesome design on it, I think I would only accomplish the amazing feat of looking really dumb. People would be able to tell in a heartbeat that I was just pretending to be cool. Whatever secret method there is to being cool, I’ve forgotten it long ago…or did the 80’s just trick me into thinking I was cool in the first place?
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