Today at Starbucks, when the high school let out for the day, a group came in and sat next to us. A boy who was maybe fifteen was wearing an orange shirt that read, "Drink apple juice. OJ kills." It had a picture of a white Bronco. I thought it was humorous in a twisted sorta way and it occurred to me....when OJ Simpson was in the news....when that white Bronco was being chased....this kid was maybe four or five years old!! UGH!!!
So I'm pondering this...feeling ancient (the summer of OJ, I was getting ready for my wedding!)....and some more kids come in. One guy notices the shirt and says, "Cool shirt" and walks on. He then turns to his friends and starts talking about the summer of OJ. He said how he remembered that his mom wouldn't let him watch cartoons because there were always updates between commercials on the OJ case and she didn't want him exposed. Then the other kids were talking about how someone at their preschool used to talk about "bloody gloves" from hearing stuff on TV. PRESCHOOL!!
I left feeling old....really old and out of touch for the first time! Especially, as I was sitting with my own four year old preschooler....and then I wondered what she could be talking about in ten or eleven years with her friends....and then I just felt decrepit and awful!!!
So tell me....have you ever felt OLD? What made you feel that way???