thread A conversation this morning with a millennial colleague
who thinks everyone older than her, especially those with grey hair, are all the same shade of Old.

“So do you remember the Cuba missile thingy? Must have been scary thinking nuclear war was about to break out.”

“No, it happened before I was born.”

“Did it? I thought it was in the 70s”

“No, October 1962. A year before I was born.”

“Oh, you were born in 1963. Do you remember the Kennedy assassination?”

“Of course not, I was a 5 weeks old when he was killed.”

“I thought he died in the 80s.”

Fortunately my phone rang at that stage.
permalink "that was the film JFK"
was your next response obviously


permalink I’m going to tell her some lies
next time I bump into her at a tea point. The Thatcher assassination, for instance, and how Churchill defeated Napoleon.
permalink The IRA bombing St Pauls
Then Norman Foster rebuilding an exact copy.
permalink No predictions about 2020 please.
permalink in a similar vein
I've been amazed by the number of people talking about this incredible Chernobyl disaster thing they never knew about, who are old enough to have been aware of it when it happened
permalink maybe they were standing a bit too close to it when it happened
?

glasgow was in the route of the fallout i guess
permalink my 5-year-old is convinced that I was alive at the same time as dinosaurs
although she's also adamant that the Mr Men books are about real people, so I'm not sure I trust her judgement.
permalink I'm beginning to loathe the little miss books.
They lack the charm of the felt tip Mr Men books, nearly all make no effort at a story and a lot of them have a terrible message. Little Miss Curious, for example, is really negative about curiosity.

And when they interact with another character is almost always a Mr man, not another little miss.
permalink I'm with you on that
there's a couple that are fun, but most are shit.
permalink bet half of them are printed on vegan paper as well
...
permalink I don't think it's that she's a millennial.
It's that she's a thicko.