My generation


I am planning a weekend trip to Liverpool in the coming weeks. Just a little weekend away for a group traveling from various lands .

Sadly, due to unforeseen circumstances, some of the group cannot now make it.

Being an independent man of the millennium, with flights and accommodation already booked, I have no issue with going on my own. It’s a city I have never been to and a weekend on my own is no ordeal. Having long been a person who talks out loud to myself (not in public if I can help it mind) I can keep myself entertained.

Last evening I was out for a Friday beverage with some friends. In attendance was a charming young person. Theoretically I am old enough to be her father.

I was explaining to the group about my intention to travel solo to Liverpool.

The young woman turned to me and said:

‘Oh it’s a pity if your friends can’t make it. On the other hand it’s sort of a relief. I thought it was only my generation where people changed plans. I guess it happens among the older generations too.’

I almost splurted by Guinness, but thankfully I kept my composure, and moved the conversation swiftly along.

That is all.

2 thoughts on “My generation

  1. In a previous job, my then boss shared a clip from Seinfeld as an example of the point he was making.

    Two interns were at the presentations, both early twenties. One turned to the other and said “What’s that show?”, and the other one responded, in absolute sincerity by saying “I don’t know. I think it’s something older people watch”.

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