An odd one… (realizing I’m old)

Chatting with a couple of younger 20-somethings at church.  People often think I’m 25, for no good reason I can see these days when I look in the mirror.

They found out I’m 37, that I was born in 1974, and thought that over.

“So I guess you must remember the 80s,” one of them said.

“Yes,” I replied.  “Yes I do.”

There was a long and thoughtful silence.

The 80s has somehow become a legendary time.

To Gen-Xers, the 60s was the legendary time.  But crap actually *happened* in the 60s, which cannot, insofar as I’m aware, be said of the 80s.  _Star Wars_ came out, as did Michael Jackson.  Also Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, and Mel Gibson.

I’ve run into this before.  I had a couple girls at MIT ask if I thought “the 80s were coming back.”

I’m not sure how I feel about this.