While trying to explain to a student how much their music today sucks, I reached for a reliable source of quality music and cited The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,
One of the best albums ever made.
Then I realized that I was referencing an album that was released before he was born.
I just turned into my father.
I am now old .
This started as a reoccurring entry on social media. So some of the comments took a life of their own and I wanted to anonymously share those because they are just that good:
Friend 1: You also realize that kids today think of it as a side chick album?
Me: We are doomed.
Friend 2: Stop! Because if your old then what am I?!?! Oh wait my kid just called me a “meanie” and said that I wasn’t cool! S*** I’m old!
Me: We old abuela.
Friend 2: 😩😩😩Noooooooo I still want to hang on to the youthful me!!!!!
Friend 3: The first question my daughter asks when I am listening to music with which she is not familiar: “Mommy, is [he/she] dead?” Sad.
Me: Punishment. The clapback should be quick and severe. That’s disrespectful.
Friend 3: Lmbo! You should have heard her when I first played an LP for her. (It was “Thriller.”)
Me: Bed with no dinner.
Friend 3: I still have a few 45s in a picture frame. “This is stuff you find in a museum.” Girl, bye. Lol
Me: I don’t have them, but if she had seen the 8 tracks…witness protection.
Friend 4: A student came in with a Supreme “old school” shirt on with a pic of Capone and Noreaga War Report on it. I didnt know whether to hug him or punch him
Me: We warmed up to that during football. That’s like AC-DC to every football player in the 80s.
You have tenure.
Should have shown him the hands.
Friend 5: Intern/Assistants at my office too often don’t know some of the musical / movie references me and a fellow co worker that’s our age make. Said intern then explained she was born in 1994 😱(drops mic)
Me: Fire her.
Friend 5: I wish I could. I gave her a to do list of must listens & watch and told her to do her hw
Friend 6: Yes, we are in fact old but that’s also poor parenting!! I just asked my kid if he knew who Lauren Hill was and he responded with “that’s the girl from the Fugees and Sister Act 2”. Lmao! #makesmeproud
Me: That’s better than nothing.
Friend 7: Bro, a few months ago I was preaching at my youth night and needed to make a reference to music. I brought up Carl Thomas and half of them laughed and the other half had a confused face because no one but my wife knew who he was…imagine if I would of went further back but Carl Thomas was the first thing to come to mind at the time
Me: They clearly needed Jesus.
Friend 7: clearly!
Friend 8: I turned into my father too. The cd changer in my car has Billy ocean and Jackson 5
Me: We’re gonna get through this.
Friend 9: It will be ok.