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Making A Senior U-Turn

, , , , , | Working | December 10, 2019

(I’m visiting a cell phone store.)

Me: “I can’t get the location services to work.”

Clerk: “Let’s see… um… no… well… um…”

Me: *joking* “You know that all these devices are cats, right? I mean, they do what they want to do, in their own time, in their own way, and they don’t care if we like it.”

Clerk: *cheerfully* “I prefer to think of them as senior citizens. They do all the stuff you just said, and they’re really, really slow.”

Me: *gently* “You might want to be a little careful of whom you say that to. I’m 72.”

Clerk: *in shock* “Wow… you’re older than my dad!”