Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sometimes I just feel old...

Sometimes you just feel old... well maybe not you, but sometimes I do feel old, not physical (okay sometimes my body feels old too), but mentally... someone says something, or you read something and you just feel old.

Like this fall, we had a couple of new guys starting in our department, I know they are working after school, and they were only 16 and 17 years old. But when I saw their date of birth it hit hard, they were born in 1995 and 1996, then I felt old, I'm twice as old as them.

Then today it hit me again. We were doing some really boring work, where you didn't have to think, but it gave us the opportunity to chat a little. I don't exactly know how it came up, but one girl mentioned Kurt Cobain, and our apprentice didn't know who he was... first I was a bit shocked, how could he not know who Kurt Cobain was? It turned out that thankfully he did know who Nirvana was, but he had no idea that Kurt Cobain was their lead singer... we talked for a bit about him, and when we told him he had committed suicide in 1994 he said "that's why I don't know who he is, I was only 3 years old in 1994"... again I felt old!

Do you ever have that feeling? 


  1. Oh my goodness! SO OFTEN. My old workplace had a lot of young people and I just couldn't believe they didn't some REALLY basic pop culture stuff - of course it wasn't that basic for them because you know...they were only 3

  2. This happens to me a lot. I am still one of the youngest at work because I got my graduate degree really early, but it happens with our interns. They are sooooooo young. Of course no one at work knows anything about pop culture and it has nothing to do with age....

  3. Pjat du er da ung. Han er da kun et barn;)


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