Well .. Your Favorite Band Sucks, Too.

On the way home from work the other night, I was listening to my iPod in the car. Brian had created a playlist of crazy upbeat dance music that I was enjoying, so I carried my iPod into the grocery store to pick up a few things. Reaching the checkout counter, I pulled the earbud out to chat with the cashier, who was probably 20 years old.

He asked me, "What song were you listening to?"

Sheepishly, I replied, "Usher's 'Love in This Club.'"

He did a double take, and looked at me with his eyes wide open.

I laughed, and said, "I bet you didn't expect that."

He agreed, saying, "No, you definitely don't look like the type to be listening to Usher." I explained that my husband had enjoyed Usher's performance of that tune on Dancing with the Stars several years ago, and bought it on iTunes, and I was enjoying the mix that he had made.

The cashier thought for a moment, and said, "You know, I liked that song, too - about two summers ago."

Quietly, I gathered up my groceries and walked out to the parking lot, with the iPod now shoved in my purse. I realized on the way that I officially qualify as "old."

Exhibit A: "Dancing With the Stars" is my source of new music.
Exhibit B: I am nearly twice as old as the grocery store clerk.
Exhibit C: I now look old enough to stop listening to dance music.
Exhibit D: I was actually mocked for being out of touch with the current music scene.
Exhibit E: I got the strongest urge to call him a "whippersnapper."


Dad said...

I had a similar experience this weekend. I was in the Apple store in Augusta, GA. The clerk asked me when I got my first Mac. I said 1986 and got that look. I asked if he was born then. He said "Almost" Just loan me the walker and I'll leave.

Miss Smarty Pants said...

I think it is FEEL OLD week in our family :) Mine was talking to the youngster at work who didn't know who sang the song Kiss. As in "U don’t have 2 be rich / 2 be my girl / U don’t have 2 be cool / 2 rule my world...." So then I told him that this particular artist is the only artist who once was known by only a symbol, but now can be called by his name again... Obvious right? When I told him it was Prince, he was just like "Oh yeah, I've heard of him" SHEESH!