Friday, June 24, 2005

feeling old

Alas,
I feel so old.

I was just in the university bookstore picking up some stamps and a diet Dr. Pepper when I ran into Priscilla. Priscilla is a former track athlete from Barbados who just finished her master’s degree and is working as an Admissions counselor for our university.

She was laughing at one of the cell phones the bookstore had on display. It was an older model -- very large and boxy. The kind that "flipped" open. She called me over to ask if I would ever use something like that. She even offered to buy it for me if I would.

I took the opportunity to explain to her that the phone she was laughing at was quite the rage back in the day when they were referred to as “mobile phones” not “cell phones.”

“Mobile,” she said. “That doesn’t look very mobile to me. It won’t fit in my pocket.”

Then I told her that mobile phones originally came with large battery packs that you had to carry around or leave plugged into your car – at this point she really started laughing.

So, I am now back in my office, sipping my Dr. Pepper, just sitting here … feeling old.

5 comments:

Gothic Lolita said...
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Jackson said...

Its ok I feel old all the time. While just last night when we were shopping for clothes for our trip, I was amazed at how styles had changed. I only wanted a simple pair of blue jean shorts, but all I found was this new "hip" down to the ankles junk at the Outlet store. I even commented to Spookyrach, Dont they make regular shorts anymore. I guess I am just old and set in my ways that if I am going to wear shorts, then they are going to be shorts and not capri pants for men, which is what this "young pups" are wearing now a days.

SpookyRach said...

You are the oldest person I know. Definitely. Cancerman is also old. You two deserve to be together.

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

My first moble phone came in a big old bag and had to stay plugged in. It was as big as my head. It had that little pig tail antenna that you stuck on your car. ~sigh~ I guess that I am old too.

SpookyRach said...

Get busy! Write something else, ya slug!