35 year old: "Do you know much about cassette tapes?"
20 year old IT technician: "No. Not. . . No, I don't know anything about them."
What? Did I hear him correctly? He doesn't know anything about cassette tapes?
Does he remember laser discs? Then I guess he's never heard of 3.5" floppies? Or the 5.5" floppies in the Apple IIE?
Maybe zip drives? He's got to know zip drives?
DOES HE AT LEAST KNOW WHAT A CD IS???
I wonder if he ever played on a game console where he had to blow on the cartridge to get it started?
Has he ever played Mortal Kombat?! Or Tekken?
I think most of you will agree with me that thirty isn't old. The only people who might disagree with me are people under 26. And to you I say, once you turn 26, you're pretty much 30.
Now that I'm thirty, you know what I am? No need to try and be polite. I'm old. I don't think I'm old, but the world seems to say I am. Toys from my childhood are now vintage. That Rainbow Brite lunchbox I used to have, vintage. My old glow bug, vintage.
Somehow the world just knows. When I'm in public, at restaurants, in the stores, I'm no longer a Miss. I'm a Ma'am now.