Ah, The Good Old Days

, , , , | Friendly | October 5, 2020

In 1998, I move from the US to Mexico to teach English. At the time, the only way to communicate with my friends back home is through an Internet cafe. Social media does not exist yet, so once a week I send a group email to my friends and answer their messages. Since Internet access is slow and expensive, I always write my letters in a rush, leading to incidents like this.

Friend #1: “What ages does your school serve?”

Friend #2: “What does your new girlfriend do?”

Me: “My school serves ages five to fourteen. My girlfriend is a student.”

A week later, I logged in to find several very concerned messages from my friends. I had to quickly clarify that my girlfriend was a full-time COLLEGE student.

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