Saturday, July 28, 2007

Old and...

I have agreed not to call Lisa "young and impressionable," however, sometimes the fact that I'm, uh, older than her is inescapable.

For example, the other night at a party, she was describing "lockdown" in Ontario high schools (something like this). Someone turned to me and asked if I'd had lockdowns when I was in high school, and Lisa started to say, "Oh no, she's too..." and then caught herself and trailed off.

This afternoon I did use the phrase "young and impressionable," and she reminded me that I'm not allowed to use it, and continued, "And I won't call you old and... out of style!"

Ouch. That? Cuts deep.

4 comments:

~ali said...

if you're old and out of style then what am i? oof...i'm pretty sure i don't want to know.

Lisa said...

Anybody even 4 years older than probably never had to do a lockdown! I might have trailed off while saying "Oh she's too lucky to have grown up before times where high schoolers worry about gunmen" HEY? maybe that's where I was going but decided shoot ups were inappropriate conversation for parties. HEY?

Gillian said...

Dude, you were already talking about shootups! See: Lockdowns. TLTL, baby.

AJ said...

Ageist.