Monday, March 24, 2008

Road to the Real World #1

With only two months (eight weeks!!) to go, I've decided to start a semi-regular series of posts leading up to graduation. It will include a jumble of reflections, links, and other odds-n'-ends that I have pulled together through various sources. The first of these comes from a friend in San Antonio, who sent the following via email:
Apparently, a self-important college freshman attending a recent football game took it upon himself to explain to a senior citizen sitting next to him why it was impossible for the older generation to understand his generation.

"You grew up in a different world, actually an almost primitive one", the student said, loud enough for many of those nearby to hear. "The young people of today grew up with television, jet planes, space travel, man walking on the moon. Our space probes have visited Mars. We have nuclear energy, ships and electric and hydrogen cars, cell phones, computers with light-speed processing...and more."

After a brief silence, the senior citizen responded as follows:

"You're right, son. We didn't have those things when we were young........so we invented them. Now, you arrogant little snit, what are you doing for the next generation?"

The applause was amazing.......
Just a little generational perspective at a time when many of you will no doubt be arriving back in the 'Bend after attending Easter-related family events. Send me ideas for future posts: m.virgil.smith@gmail.com .

3 comments:

Darragh said...

8 **WEEKS**?? ... I think i need to find me some employments now-ish

Anonymous said...

how has the campus changed/stayed the same since you started as a freshman? maybe you could ask other staff members the same thing

Brandon said...

Unfortunately there is still a Burger King