No real reason that this story sprang to mind, but let me tell you about the first time someone made me feel old, particularly in regards to pop culture.
It was towards the end of 2006. Apparently the Nintendo Wii was either coming out for the first time or was coming out with a new edition. I don’t know, I’m not a gamer.
I was at work, chatting with a co-worker, and she happened to mention that she was hyped for the Wii. She was about 18, so was born probably about 1988, and I was 27 at that point.
She talked up how cool the Wii was going to be, or whatever, and I decided to make a self-deprecating joke.
I said something like, “I don’t know about the Wii. Pretty much anything video games that’s beyond Atari is too advanced for me.”
She looks at me.
Scrunches up her face.
And old man that I was, I had to go have a lie down.
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