Lesson One: How To Look Cool in Front of The Young Folks


At LA Fitness, in order to procure a basketball from the front desk, you must provide some collateral-- I usually give the girl my keys-- but on Saturday morning my keys were locked in a locker, and so all I had to provide her with was my iPod and giant headphones . . . later, when I returned the basketball, I asked her for my "Walkman and headphones" and then I had to correct myself and say, "I meant my iPod" and I excused this faux pas by explaining to her that I was from the 1980's-- which is kind of like explaining to someone that you're from Lithuania-- and so she handed me my iPod back and said, "This is definitely an iPod," the way you might speak to a senile old man, which is what I am quickly becoming.

5 comments:

zman said...

Did you ride your velocipede to the gym?

Melanie said...

my kids make endless fun of me. i call my ipod my walkman all the time. Don't worry, time is a bitch, it will get them too!

Dave said...

thanks mel-- and things should change faster for them, walkmen were in vogue for over a decade.

Squeaky said...

Dave, just buy one of these: http://goo.gl/5YHMg. And you can continue to use "Walkman" to describe your mp3 player.

I actually won't buy anything from Sony but that is another story.

Dave said...

when my iPod dies, i am getting one of those.

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