Age Ed

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Published on: April 27, 2011

I feel old.

In the interest of full disclosure, I should point out that I’m 25. Which, while being a full quarter of a century, is not a particularly old age. But still. I feel like an old man, and I don’t really like it.

Why do I feel old? Lots of reasons. For instance, I have uttered the phrase, “That means we wouldn’t get home until like 8:30. No thanks.” Also, I have checked in to the clinic complaining of chest pains. (It was a minor problem, but thanks for your concern.) Also, some teenager who rang up my groceries called me “sir.”

That last one is actually why I feel old today. I’ve been called “sir” before, but in the past it’s always been when addressing me to ask me a question because the waitress or cashier or whoever doesn’t know my name. But this time she just said, “Have a good day, sir.” Have a good day? Have a good day!?

So I went home, popped a Werther’s Original, and asserted to some youthful hooligans that my lawn was an unacceptable venue for their shenanigans.

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  1. Luke says:

    You do realize that current fifth graders don’t remember 9/11?

    • rromagar says:

      I was amused that Randall Munroe was thinking about young people feeling old on the same day I was. I think that one of the cool things about the internet is knowing that when my brain is firing randomly, it occasionally intersects with someone else’s brain firings, if only briefly and superficially.

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