The Generation Gap

20 08 2008


Apparently, a self-important college freshman attending a recent
football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen
sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to
understand his generation.

‘You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one’
the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear.  ‘The
Young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space
travel, man walking on the moon.  Our space probes have visited Mars.
We have nuclear energy, ships and electric and hydrogen cars, cell
phones. Computers with light-speed processing…And more.

After a brief silence the senior citizen responded as follows:

You’re right, son  —  We didn’t have those things when we were young
… so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little shit, what are you
doing for the next generation?

The applause was amazing.




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