Here’s a little laugher for you. I went to my town, size SMALL, for a post card the other night because I wanted to put it in the little box for one of the little buddies I was shipping off the next morning.
You know the type of place. Mini grocery store, new fangled cappuccino machines, fast food of every kind, a few tables set up for people OLD MEN to sit and talk, and gas.
I went in and started at the front of the store and I saw the state maps so I was looking hard all over. The kid behind the counter must have seen the confusion in my eyes because he said “can I help you “Ma’am?” It strikes me hilariously when someone calls me Ma’am!!!!
Anyway….I like to look for things myself before asking but as long as he asked, I said “do you have any postcards” and he got this look on his face like I had just turned into an alien. He said this to me “what are postcards?” He looked at the girl standing next to him and she had a blank look too. Now come one, these kids had to be 17. How do they not know what a postcard is? So I said “you know, those little cards (I was also talking with my hands and trying to show him the size) that you buy on vacation and send home to people. Like “where I am type things.” He had no idea and neither did the girl.
HHhhmmmm..So I saw their confusion that I must be from Mars and said “thank you.” As long as I was there I splurged on a TALL cup of vanilla cappuccino because to me it’s like a law that I always get one if I’m anywhere close. As I made my way to the door, a person OLD MAN was sitting at one of the above mentioned tables and he said to me “I know what postcards are!” Okay, now I feel SO MUCH BETTER!! At least he didn’t call me Ma’am!
Is this funny or is it sad? I mean I know it’s funny but I also find it somewhat sad that kids may be missing out on simple little fun things all in the name of “progress.”