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Friday, November 21, 2008


Another email that has been making the rounds and is worth posting again. Thanks, Vern.

A very 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," he student said loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. "The young people of today are much more advanced than people your age. We grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon and the internet. We have cell phones, nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen cars, computers, automated manufacturing, amazing technologies" then pausing, he took another drink of beer. 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 we invented them. Now, you arrogant little shit, what are YOU doing for the next generation

The applause was resounding... I love senior citizens!

Imagination is more important than Knowledge - Albert Einstein



The Real Mother Hen said...

I confess, despite respecting the elderly is rooted deeply in the Asian culture, I did go through a phrase when I couldn't care less for the seniors.


Wanda said...

Makes me proud to be a senior, Jack.

Great story.

carol stanley said...

Great article...Thank you

Merle said...

Hi Jack ~~ I really love that joke and it is so true. Seniors have contributed a lot in their time. I am glad you enjoyed Why Women Cry and I find these days that some men are able to cry and no-one thinks any less of them. Glad you enjoyed the jokes and keep on smiling as
we can alldo with plenty of smiles and laughter. Thanks for your comments. Take care, Regards, Merle.

Peter said...

Gives ya a warm feelin' just to read about such a great comeback.

Christina said...

Good post, Jack. Makes you think.

Duke_of_Earle said...


Thanks for the visit and the comments. I'll be checking out the other spot you recommended.

As for this post of yours, I only hope it was a true story, and the comments were made as publicly as indicated! Perfect.


Merle said...

Hi Jack ~~ Thanks for lurking. That post wasn't worth much more. I keep on
forgetting to say that I love your header. Take care, Regards, Merle.

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Angela Marie said...

Oh Jack ~ some of your posts make me laugh out loud!

too funny!