I’m a 27 year old, like the title leads you to believe, who is in college for the second time. (That is a long-ish story.) So, here are a few things that happened this week to make me feel old.
First, I was in my art history class learnin’ about the good ol’ days at the turn of the century. The last one. The one before we were alive. The change from 1800s to 1900s… Anyway, the professor was explaining to us how people felt worried and anxious because times were changing and important things were happening in the world. The famous Scream was painted by Edvard Munch was created just because of this cultural anxiety. My professor asked the class who remembered being anxious when the clocks turned to the year 2000, during the big Y2K panic? My hand immediately shot up from the back row where I usually sit. No one else’s hands moved. What? You guys were like, lets see… 19-20 years old now, subtract 12 or so years…. doing some math… Ok, so you were like 7 or 8. Come on kids these things were important!
Ok, so the other thing that happened was a coworker made a joke from the movie 10 Things I Hate About You in front of another younger coworker. The younger one stared blankly clearly not understanding the reference. The older one asked if she had ever seen the movie and the younger one obviously said no. I remember seeing that movie several times in high school. Who wouldn’t have watched that movie, it had Heath Ledger in it!
So, there you go world. At 27 I feel old. My life events happened before this generation of “adults” can remember. My movies are obsolete. Sadness. There is only one thing left to do… watch 10 Things I Hate About You!