The Shortening Generation Gap

| Waynesboro, PA, USA | Popular, Siblings

(While cleaning my room with my sister, she happens to find my first phone, which happens to be an old flip phone. Cue her complete confusion.)

Sister: “What is this?!”

Me: “My first phone; it’s a flip phone.”

Sister: *opens it up* “How do you use it?! Is that the screen?! How do you type?! Where’s the front facing camera?! Is the charger a USB or…?”

Me: *tries to explain it in between laughs*

Sister: “So, can you use your finger on the screen?”

Me: *cracking up by now* “No!”

Sister: “Man, I’d hate to have that phone. It’s really weird.”

(I never thought that at only the age of 20, I’d be subject to the feeling of ‘Man, kids these days will never know what it was like.’)


An Anomalous Child

| Madison, WI, USA | Parents & Guardians, Sons & Daughters

(Mom and I are watching a show in which the characters find openings into other time periods. I’ve been criticizing a particular character for how quickly they went through the anomaly.)

Me: “Then again, you realize that if I ever found one of those, I’d be through it in a heartbeat?”

Mom: *not sounding at all surprised* “Leave a note.”


Eating Your Just Deserts Desserts

| Seattle, WA, USA | Parents & Guardians

(My mother and sister had gone shopping earlier in the day, where they apparently purchased some caramel chocolates from a boy doing a fundraiser. At dinner, Mom pipes up with this:)

Mom: “Oh, and by the way [Sister], I forgot to take those chocolates out of my purse, and [Dad] got to them.”

Me: “Wait, what?”

Mom: “He just went through my purse, found the chocolates, and helped himself!”

Dad: “They were on the floor!”

Me: “Why the h*** would you eat something from someone else’s purse?!”

Dad: “[Mom] doesn’t like chocolate; I thought she’d just bought them out of pity!”

(We then proceeded to dig into the chocolates without him. Talk about just desserts!)