Signs that you’re getting older
There was a huge library clearance sale thing, where public libraries in the area decide to give away books on the cheap in order to make room for newer books, and I looked around but found no interesting reads.. just a lot of James Patterson’s novels. To be honest, I’ve never read any of his books, but one of my friends and I have a running inside joke about his TV commercials where he literally just holds his book and talks about it, so even though technically the book could’ve cost me around 16 cents, getting rid of it would suck. I don’t like to throw away books, but it is difficult to find someone to read them.
So I hopped over to the DVD section, I happened to see some boxes of VHS tapes on the floor as a 5-year old boy was looking at a Barney movie (the purple dinosaur). He looked up and appeared to be searching for his mother, who happened to be going through a box of books with the shirtless men in jeans (you know what I’m talking about, ladies), so I asked him if he needed any help.
“Is this a game?”
I tried to answer his question as I had the realization that it was his first time ever holding a VHS movie.
“No, its actually a movie.” I responded.
“Is there a DVD in here?” he asked, with his eyes lighting up.
“Actually, that thing is like a DVD,” I said, disappointing him, “except it needs a special DVD player.”
I know my explanation sucks, but he seemed to get it. When the mother was finished looking through the womanly books, the little boy asked if he could get one, to which she responded no because they did not own a VCR. “Is that a special DVD player?” the boy asked, I saw the mom nod as they both walked away.
But there were some other things that I’ve also noticed.
Vacations got shorter. People working full time get 14 vacation days out of a year.
I actually heard some music that I liked in an elevator.
I do more work on my computer than surf the net for entertainment.
You can actually joke around with older people, and understand the jokes and more than 50% of the historical references.
Have you noticed any changes?
Anywho, sorry I ruined your Monday.
Oh, and happy Monday!