Friday, April 04, 2008
A very self-important university freshman from Ottawa
University took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen
standing next to him while waiting for a bus, that it was
impossible for the older generation to understand his
"You grew up in a different world, actually an almost
primitive one," the student said, loud enough for the other
passengers nearby to hear.
"The young people of today grew up with television,
jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon, our
spaceships have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, electric
and hydrogen cars, computers with light-speed processing and ."
Pausing for breath the Senior took advantage of the break
in the student's litany and said:
"You're right, son. We didn't have those things when
we were young ... so we invented them.
Now, you arrogant little twit,
what are you doing for the next generation?"
The applause was resounding...
Don't you just love senior citizens?