Today I learned how "out of touch" I am, and that I might even be classified as a "nerd". Here's how the conversation with my 14-year-old went.
"Dad, I need a phone." (son)
"How come?" (me)
"So I can talk to my friends this summer." (son)
"We have a house phone, you can still talk to your friends." (me)
"Yah, but I want to text with them." (son)
"You could email them." (me)
"Dad, email's for nerds." (son)
Looking at my email archives, I've received 68,044 emails and sent 52,593 emails since August 29, 1998. The way I figure it, I've saved $24,718.71 in stamps as a result. If that makes me a nerd, that's okay. Interesting though how my primary method of communication is so different than my children's. Am I getting old? Also makes me wonder if my ancestors noticed their own differences between one generation to the next.