The generation gap strikes again

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sawdust123

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I work with a highly competent ~26 year old engineer. This morning we were discussing the nuances of testing a complex fiber optic assembly and in particular how to automate it (his specialty). At one point in the conversation he replies to me "It's tricky, like the song." I tell him I am impressed with his knowledge of music before his time. Then he tells me how he likes the Bloodhound Gang. I inform him that that version is a remake to which he replies, "well my parents are younger than you." Ouch.
 

sonic-vision

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No respect! :laugh: Hopefully we all have good heath and get old. I'm doing wedding reception for past clients Grandchildren.
One good thing, The more things change the more they stay the same. Music from 10- 15 years ago comes back around from time to time.
 

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I had the same thing happen at work. One of our new teachers and I were talking, and it turns out his father knows my mother from her previous place of work, before she retired. Then he tells me that his father is actually younger than I am.
 

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While cover versions may be the only version known, none compare to the original. You, Sawdust, are an original, and I would remind your 26-year-old colleague of just that.

Just such a discussion goes back to the very first generation conflict, when a 30-year-old scientist confronted God and said that he too can create a human from dust.

God, intrigued, told him to proceed. The scientist grabbed a handful of dust and placed it in a test tube.

God said, "Wait a minute, use your own created dust."

So when a whippersnapper gets into an age thing, I remind them to have respect as there are rocks in his driveway younger than I, and that I began my career spinning clay tablets for Moses.
 

MIXMASTERMACHOM

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While cover versions may be the only version known, none compare to the original. You, Sawdust, are an original, and I would remind your 26-year-old colleague of just that.

Just such a discussion goes back to the very first generation conflict, when a 30-year-old scientist confronted God and said that he too can create a human from dust.

God, intrigued, told him to proceed. The scientist grabbed a handful of dust and placed it in a test tube.

God said, "Wait a minute, use your own created dust."

So when a whippersnapper gets into an age thing, I remind them to have respect as there are rocks in his driveway younger than I, and that I began my career spinning clay tablets for Moses.
I first started with turntables, a mixer and records. You had to have a large enough of a record collection to do an event for a client. Some can't even imagine how we did it many years. My have things changed. Some changes for the good and some not.
 
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